I don’t know about you but I love Halloween! And I couldn’t wait to finally post these photos of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery In Paris. It was a visual feast of distressed moss-covered walls, rusting ornate ironwork, cobblestones and SNOW!
Of the thousands to choose from at the cemetery as inspiration (I didn’t even begin to document everything that I found inspiring), I chose this ironwork door for is lovely lines.
Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and a list of other departed celebs buried here are too numerous to name.
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The technique I used was almost identical to the artwork I did for “London Calling…” on 9/5/2014.
Here is the design broken down into several steps.
Step 1: Apply masking fluid to white paper where the white color is to be preserved.
Step 2: After the fluid dries, paint a layer of watercolor.
Step 3: When the watercolor dries thoroughly peel of the masking fluid to reveal the layer underneath.
Step 4: The design was scanned and digitally changed the white to black. I like the white showing through but I wanted to give the design a more macabre look.