Number 11 – almost there.

In Cold Blood

The collage has nothing to do with the novel of the same name by Truman Capote, but rather with the necessity to make life changing decisions with your head and not your heart. I have tried to play with the differences between heart (passion, fire) and head (ice, cold logic) in the image. The salamander, who of course is a cold blooded creature none-the-less looks hot, almost like lava, whereas the background is cold and spattered with blood.

I’ve used various textures and some of my own patterns for this collage: there is a bindweed and a spiral grunge pattern, a grass/moss texture, a wall texture, a bark texture and an icy swirly texture made with my patterns. The textures that aren’t mine are:

- Water/Ghostly Textures by Lithium0916
- Khaosdog Blood Splatter textures
- One Cold Canadian Abused Floor Textures
- Buzillo Grunge

Tthe fire salamander can be seen in detail on my blog. I stayed as true to the real thing as I could but emphasised the red/orange patches on its back to make it look more like magma and lava.

The calender is now almost within reach. I started the final picture last night and will hopefully finish it today, so, fingers crossed, there will be a calendar tomorrow. :-) I’ll post the news of the calendar when I post the final picture.

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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Comments

  • juha
    juhaabout 5 years ago

    jolie salamandre belle couleurs

  • Many thanks. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks for letting me know. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaabout 5 years ago

    mmm… fine

  • You don’t sound so sure! ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaabout 5 years ago

    no,no, i am sure:))

  • :-) Thanks!

    – Sybille Sterk

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 5 years ago

    I love this so much…. and, I love your description,
    ‘the necessity to make life changing decisions with your head and not your heart. I have tried to play with the differences between heart (passion, fire) and head (ice, cold logic) in the image.’

    Simply….. Amazing !!!!

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning.

  • Thank you, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Zach Woomer
    Zach Woomeralmost 5 years ago

    Awesome textures and colors!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Sandra O'Connor
    Sandra O'Connorover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful image :)

  • I am soooo sorry for the delayed reply. I missed the comment completely. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It IS greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    very striking composition and colours!

  • I am soooo sorry for the delayed reply. I missed the comment completely. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It IS greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • kathibook
    kathibookover 4 years ago

    Stunning image!

  • Thank you so much, greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

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