In Cold Blood

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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.

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