Monday, November 13, 2006

Illustration Friday: Ghost & Clear

Copyright Ratlion
On a clear moonlit night, the clear/translucent butler clears the remnants of a cozy picnic dinner for two while the (equally clear/translucent) lord and his lady take a romantic stroll under the star-studded sky.
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PS: This illo also doubles up as my belated entry for 'Ghost'.
Update: Here's Dogcrab's text/take on the illustration.
Dear Discerning and Deceased Ladies and Gentlemen,
Now that you have time on your hands, why not spend a little eternity or two at Les Trois Hommes Décapités, an exclusive resort for the aristocratically inhumed.
As members of a growing class of deceased who are increasingly dissatisfied with mundane non-existences, wouldn’t you consider all-attic accommodation with attached ball-and-chain in all rooms, sweeping views over ever-changing landscapes, and a supply of the best spirits possible – and we intend no pun here!
Our legendary establishment has served the upper crust of ectoplasm for centuries – including the entire Romanov and Bourbon clans.

Our other facilities include a 24-hour butler, moonlit picnics on our vast and exclusively haunted grounds, and a guaranteed shortage of holy relics and ghost-hunters, along with the latest in séance-protection.As part of our hospitality services, we offer walkers for dead pets (though, regrettably, poltergeists are not allowed), Spook-a-day playhouses for children and daily haunting tours for your entertainment.

Do visit us for the experience of your afterlife!

The Manager, Les Trois Hommes Décapités
Our motto: Always have great taste, even if you can’t taste anything

14 Comments:

Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great, ethereal look to this piece. Great color choices.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

VERY VERY NICE!

11:40 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

wow this is great, look and feel is captivating

11:41 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

great work!

12:10 AM  
Blogger John Coulter said...

brilliant! excellent job

http://johncoulter.blogspot.com

12:10 AM  
Blogger Michele Melcher Illustration said...

i love this!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

nice work!

10:15 AM  
Blogger XROXXIEX said...

This is great I love how you combined the ghost and clear togethe that was a great idea. Very romantic and cute I think it's great

8:23 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Unbelievably cool!!

3:19 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This is such a perfect combination of the two topics...it has a wonderfully romantic, ethereal feeling. I like how the trees echo the vertical shapes of the figures and the chair backs...everything seems to be rising like smokey spirits. Lovely:>

4:22 AM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Very cool topic combination. The blossoms on the tree are wonderful. Great details.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Wow...what beautiful, haunting, ghastly, ghostly images.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

You never can be sure whats going on in your backyard. beautifully done!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous mishka said...

This one is beautiful and very romantic.
Happy New Year!
mishka

9:01 AM  

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