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The Hanging Tree - Speed Paint by Kat-Nicholson The Hanging Tree - Speed Paint by Kat-Nicholson
Been reading a really good book lately; "World's End" by Mark Chadbourn (sent to me by the lovely ~el-texugo- thanks hun!). - Although I'm normally a very slow reader this book's so gripping that I haven't been able to put it down!
It's been giving me so many vivid mental images while I've been reading it that this evening I had to do a couple of speed paintings to make the most of the inspiration while it's still there... this one was directly inspired by a scene from the book, where the main characters enter an sacred wooded glade and realise the trees around are adorned by the long-dead heads of those murdered by ancient Celts... despite it being set on a beautiful and balmy sunny day it's a really creepy and chilling scene...
Reminded me of the "..Drowning..." speed paint I did back in August last year; [link] Figured it'd be cool to do another one.

An hour, photoshop 7.
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aupre Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Digital Artist
rad
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Rico-dawg Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I don't get much time to be on here nowadays, let alone comment, but I just had to say something about this because it was so eye catching! You said it yourself, despite the beautiful weather, it's really chilling. Great work! :3
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
cheers hun! I don't get much of a chance to do scenery-based stuff so this was an interesting break from the norm for me :)
Cheers for commenting! ^_^
xXx
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Prowlus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Wow that is one of your darker works . Very scary Katty! . May I ask ? Do you like the paranormal much?
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks Ben!
Yeah I'm a fan of fantastic stuff in general, ghost, ghouls, myths and monsters... if it gets the imagination going it'll score points with me! :)
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Prowlus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Well Katty I used to hunt things like that . I think I even may have captured such a thing on camera!

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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
a friend of mine is really into orbs on here ... personally whenever I've caught them (lots, as I've spent a lot of time skulking around in basements and service tunnels under public buildings etc) I've put it down to dust. - there always seems to be a lot of it around in the areas I've found them and the flash picks them up. \:]
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Prowlus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
You really go on ghost hunts? We really have to talk! I still have my ghost hunting equipment from my EMF meters , night vision optimized camcorders and the good old fashioned torch ;)
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Lelpel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful lighting!! love the dappled effect coming through the trees ^_^
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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Leemo626 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
the lighting is amazing hun!
and i love the forground element
lush work!
creepy work...... but lush!! :D
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
cheers babe! I wouldn't wanna picnic there.. that's for sure! ;)
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BaaingTree Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Oh, that IS creepy! Great use of color and how the small bundles look innocuous until you see just that one head in detail there.

--Rogan
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
:evillaugh: thanks! I kinda like how it's vague at first :D
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swyattart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Way creepy (brilliant use of focus! ;-) )
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks hun! ^_^ and Cheers for the favs :)
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swyattart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
You're welcome!
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BombshellBoy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you do creepy REALLY well. :O Love this!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey cheers babe! ^_^ .. I don't do it often enough, but it seems once the bug bites it takes a while to shake off again! lol :D
Thanks a lot for commenting and faving :) :hug:
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