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Photos and (unusually) a landscape painting!

It feels like I haven’t used my camera in a while, but I have been occasionally wandering the streets so here are a few pics.  The last image is my watercolour painting debut!  I’m new to painting and have followed a guide from a book – this was my first effort at “going it alone” and using the techniques I’ve learnt.  I’ve set up a new drawing/painting area on the blog and you can see it HERE.

Marching

Marketing genius, this multi-coloured band wandered the streets gathering the drunken masses liked the pied piper and led them straight to the door of Matt and Phreds where they were playing that night.

Scooter

Their other bike was a Harley I’m sure.

shoes

A great shop window display.

Copperas

The urban jungle looming.

Back Turner

Back Turner Street 

Derwent Water

Watercolour of Derwent Water

….Emerging from the Sea…..

Not at all a music post, but very tentacle related.  I had an idea of modyfing one of my favourite piece of art – a woodblock print – The Great Wave off Kanagawa part of the “36 views of Mount Fuji” by Katsushika Hokusai

I think what i love so much about the original is how it captures a split-second – the wave was a moment in time never to be repeated.  For me it also perfectly depicts the power of nature.  As the wave surges and destroys anything in its path, there is no sense of guilt or remourse.

So I did the unthinkable – i re-drew it without Mount Fuji and added some sprawling Tentacles.  So as a bow down to the original, here is my version.

Tentacles-for-WP

I also put it through the mangle that is photoshop and came up with this “negative” version:

Tentacles-Graphics-Pen-for-