Labyrinth Film Inspired Talons

Get your Dance Magic On!!! Complete with hairy little Jim Henson minion puppets, flashy costumes, dramatic make-up… and questionable “Adoption Processes.” 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Fabulous Von Raptor – Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

In opening Jareth AKA Goblin King had some seriously questionable motives in Labyrinth… other than that, is the Primadonna-Ballerina… Totally. On. Point. But legit stalkery.

~ Squeee!

Dem ball handling skills – something to aspire to. ~ Squeee!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Fabulous Von Raptor – Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

My previous posts have all been memoriam of David “Ziggy Stardust” Bowie; that and Labyrinth is one of my favourite movies. Enough said.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Fabulous Von Raptor – Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Thumb is Jareth, Pointer is Tobey’s pajamas, Middle is the Shaft of Hands, Ring is Jareth’s ball handling prowess and Pinky is a simplified maze or… a Labyrinth. Bam!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Fabulous Von Raptor – Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Getting this look is very hard … a lot layers. A lot of different colours. A lot of different effects and techniques. Just have fun.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

Fabulous Von Raptor – Labyrinth Film Featuring David Bowie

I will be doing another Labyrinth look in the future – I feel these could be better. They’re still fairly amaze. Get it… maze. LOL. Well?!

Jareth - get the net. Original Overly Attached [insert relationship]

Jareth – get the net. Original Overly Attached [insert relationship status] .. I’d still… invest. Screw it, I’d clean your house if we could just hang out. I’ll do your taxes! Love meeee!!!!!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with strange attractions to dudes… wanting to turn abducted Human children into Goblin spawn… not good. Yeah. I can spot that red flag from space unfortunately. 

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Monet Inspired Watercolour

More Monet… more problems… or Puns. Lol, do you get the Impression that puns are phun? 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Claude Monet and his pretty flowerscapes, gorgeous in the oily flesh and when viewed through a computer monitor. I ABSO-FRIKIN’-LOOTLY adore Monet, if only I could afford an original… or even a bloody cheap printed mouse pad. I’m not saying I’m cheap… I’m saying that printed mouse pads are rubbish for gamers.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Moving back from Geekie-Gamer to Nerding-Out-Over-Art; my previous post highlighted that Monet was incredibly taken/tormented by colour – one of the powerful aspects in he’s works as a Impressionist, the use and layering of colour. *Incoming Sad/In-the-feels* One of the more depressing manifestations of Monet’s obsession with colour was with the final study he did on one of his most beloved subjects/muses’; he’s wife first wife and mother to their two children – Camille Doncieux. She is featured in MANY of his works.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Not uncommon for that time, Camille fought an un-winnable battle against The Consumption – her condition was worsened, having broken out in a bout of pregnancy. Tuberculosis, being fairly common and untreatable… life moved on and some sufferers even coitus  attempted childbirth… despite being virtually on deaths, albeit colourful door. Cap things off, Camile was diagnosed with cancer… recap: Tuberculosis > Childbirth (dangerous enough by itself) > Cancer. Game over.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Arguably a very hectic time for the young family; one of Monet’s coping mechanisms for the loss of his beloved, was again colour. Monet undertook a final study in vibrant oil paints, with his dead wife as the subject – later confessing to his friend the compulsion to analyse colours… an ongoing joy and torment:

“I one day found myself looking at my beloved wife’s dead face and just systematically noting the colours according to an automatic reflex!”

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

Get this look – and for gods sake, don’t get too into the colours you’re going to use! It’s important, yes. But don’t transfix, bad… like Transfats. Next thing you know, you’ll be widowed/widower, penniless, with mouths to feed. White base on all talons excluding the feature – this need to be a orange with a pink sheen glitter. Layer on permanent markers onto the white… at random… in what ever colours you chose. Take rubbing alcohol, onto a brush… dab onto the marker at random, creating your oil paint/watercolour look. When it sets, if your not happy with the look – or if it washes out too much, add more marker. Repeat and topcoat. Done, voila – colour study complete.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Monet Inspired Watercolour

Fabulous Von Raptor – Monet Inspired Watercolour

And… you’re back in the room. The happy, shiny, no consumption room – everything’s healthy. I adore Monet and – as above – ABSO-FRIKIN’-LOOTLY LOVE this look. I’ve had it on longer than average… I’ll take it this one to my DEATH. Not really – stay tuned! More to come.

Look how powerful the use of colour can be?! And no one had to die!

Look how POWERFUL the use of colour can be?! And no one had to die! – I. CANNOT. EVEN!!!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with obsessions; is it colour, is it glitter, is it textures? Mine changes… colour, glitter, print, holographic, texture… and so on.

Stripped Rusted Lead Paint…

…detailing so textual it makes you just want to – Arg – I can’t even!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Striped Rusted Lead Paint

Fabulous Von Raptor – Stripped Rusted Lead Paint

Stripped paint is something you see a lot Down Under in Australia (especially in the non-capital areas) very standard. I was exposed to a fair amount of rusted lead paint and the like in vintage retro signs, as a I knew my fair share of Hoarders. It’s not a bad thing to not want to throw sh!t out, it is a bad thing when younglings are gouging themselves open on them on a daily basis. Helmets won’t save you from needing a Tetanus shot, Darlings… don’t ruin your hair, the staff at the hospital might judge you. #NotReally #Psyche 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Striped Rusted Lead Paint

Fabulous Von Raptor – Stripped Rusted Lead Paint

One of my all time favourite things to do – somewhat of a cruel fascination take hold in my adolescence – is watching… Antiques Roadshow or any antiques program for that matter. Any program, featuring antiques – you get the gist. Most important aspect is that the program must feature guests bringing in their… collections. This is where my evil delight takes hold! 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Striped Rusted Lead Paint

Fabulous Von Raptor – Striped Rusted Lead Paint

My least favourite outcome is: the item is in fact genuine and in mint condition. *Yawn* Good for them, Boo for me. Second to that is that the item is genuine, in mint condition – but missing a component. *Small LOL* Next is obvious, it’s broken/not really “in demand.”*Medium LOL* Where I really start to enjoy myself is where the items are: a Well executed forgery. *Big LOL* a Terribly executed forgery and they paid a lot/picked it up for a steal/inherited it 20 years ago *Colossal LOL!* How did they even miss that OR How could they be so naive to think THAT piece of junk could be THAT piece of more noteworthy clutter.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Striped Rusted Lead Paint

Fabulous Von Raptor – Stripped Rusted Lead Paint

The BEST possible situation – for my entertainment – is that the item IS authentic, however, the Owner/Curators lack of restoration training/finesse has COMPLETELY destroyed ANY intrinsic value of the item – bonus if they stipulate the value if the item was untouched. Essentially turning pure spun gold into steal wool overgrown with protein based bacterial mould!!! Because they thought they could do what professionals train for decades in~ *Laugh so hard my neighbours thing I’m being murdered*

Fabulous Von Raptor - Striped Rusted Lead Paint

Fabulous Von Raptor – Stripped Rusted Lead Paint

Get the look – start with a light base on all talons, excluding the feature – that’s a bright neon purple, finished with gold charms in a zip formation. Pack on thick layers of pigment powder, and blot with topcoat – cure. Scrape back for the stripped look, add more pigment/topcoat – repeat till your happy and then finish with a topcoat. For real, no more scraping after the final topcoat – picking your talons is a BAD RAPTOR HABIT!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Striped Rusted Lead Paint

Fabulous Von Raptor – Stripped Rusted Lead Paint

This look is nerdy, retro, reminds me of my terrible lack of empathy for Mankind and make my claws look – fierce and fabulous. The level of detailing is amazing, and if you’re forced to where it for sometime – like an antique – it would get better!

Sometimes removing a tiny little piece, makes a situation a lot more tenable.

Sometimes – and I do mean SOMETIMES – deconstruction makes a situation more Fabulous… Other times, it’s someone else’s soul crushing miscalculation!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with retro stripped goodness? Was it in a Stripp Club – as in an old shed, filled with WEIRD stuff. That – ONE DAY – might be worth… something… to someone… 

Morbid Tableau…

…will be the death of me. Legit, the level of detailing is POSITIVELY fatal.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau

As many of my recent posts have been very light, whimsical, girlie and somewhat … nerdesque in spirit – I thought I’d conjure something a little bit darker and get back my my Goth roots. A little spooky.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau (Candy Skull Woman, Unicorn, Skull and Skele-Hand)

I have always had an acute fascination (not terminal) with the anatomical tableau’s from visionaries like Leonardo Da VinciAndreas Vesalius and Galen. From a period of time, where they were literally, taking a stab in the dark to better understand the physicality of humanity. Overcoming many social norms to study, understand and attempt to decode aspects of our physiology – that even now are still being unravelled.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau – Dat UV

So *phew* Nerd-Crush-Rant-Over and Out! Can’t help it; all the early scientific minds were so thorough with their documentation, that they were works of art. SO BEAUTIFUL.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau (Look at that Glow in full daylight)

Back when I was in High-school – some years ago (I shall not confirm how long ago) – I wasn’t particularly good at maths or science. I barely passed that hard, if I did any worse… they would of put me down. But at least with mathematics their was no issues with flammable substances or risks of acid burns. Remember my Darlings, acid is bad.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau – Thumb is the Ribcage and Shoulder Joint detailing

Being somewhat of an easy distracted pupil (is a distraction/distracts peers – paraphrasing my Report Cards yadda yadda); I was never that far away from my diary, pencils, charcoal and felt tip markers – it kept me quite. When I was removed from those items, sh!t got real… hard for my victims teachers. Between the frog doodles and frog doodles, there was barely any time to really listen to the pointed/eyeroll inducing instruction of my most favourite victim least favourite teacher. On an unrelated note: She ended up retiring the end of that very year. Very, very long year. For Her.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau

So back to my story; this member of staff, really liked acting like a Real Member (as in the dangly variety) and was quite cruel to a quite Mormon girl in my year. So having had enough – I then began ignoring any and all instruction during all her classes. “Hmm… what was that Miss?”

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau

Long story short – during Chemistry, I put more effort into writing Yoda-speech-patterned Methods/Hypotheses and making my illustrations as “Kinder-Chic/Sh!t” as possible… to really cap it off… I didn’t correctly dispose of my acid compounds after class (in the specially designed acid waste jugs) and spaced out – had a new illustration I was being kept from – and then poured it down the sink. My bad. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau (Glow in the dark)

So a lack of communication by the Member was found to be at fault, as there was maybe 5 students that day, WHO DID THE EXACT SAME THING! She never once mentioned those stupid jugs, and I think everyone was just happy not to have her wobbly ones brushing/resting on their shoulders as our work was being reviewed. *shudder* I wasn’t a shallow teen, per-say, I was just a wee angry – I am, however, full-blown semi stubborn as a fully developed Raptor.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau

Get the look – I wish I could say. Start with the image outlines -I chose a Skeletal Unicorn stretching over my middle and index, Sugar Skull Woman with Flower Crown from my index and thumb, Ribcage/Shoulder Joint for my thumb, a Skull head for my Ring and a Skeletal Hand to finish the pinky. Fill in the features with white and then cover with glow in the dark – top by overtracing your original outlines. Fill in the background with blood red, than layer on a shimmery teal. Donzo, and it looks maze.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Morbid Tableau

Fabulous Von Raptor – Morbid Tableau

I have no words for how much I enjoyed this look – to me it’s just too beautiful. Between the detailing, colours and blow… I’m so Dyslexic. I. Can’t. Even. Lots of comments, about how unsettling it is – the glow just makes it that touch more creepier. Compliments by other Nerds/former Goths, which is always fun.

Dat detailing.

Dat detailing – Now I’m trippin’ acid! Gimme closer look at that. I’m not bothering you am I?! 

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with scientific breakthroughs? Any life affirming discoveries… like when I found $5 floating in the Ocean earlier this year – and was like: Whoa,- this is gonna be the Year of Raptor

Nude Holometric…

Freestyling and Freehand Modern Art Deco talons

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

I was feeling a tad … worn, Darlings. And nothing eases my worries then a luxurious Art Deco piece… that and sherry. A sweet sherry, for my somewhat bitter disposition. These are very divine and fancy, very old school – I’d apply these in the parlour. While sipping my liqueur.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

Get the look: There’s intersecting layers of clear and colour, with design lines creating DRAMA. You know I love a Nude Talon as proven here, here, here, here, here and here.  

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Holometric

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Holometric

Too much Nude layering creates a Fabulousness Overdose.

Too much Nude layering creates a Fabulousness Overdose.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with NUDITY… when are you due in court? Maybe we can carpool? … wear some pants this time!

Spooky Ghost Manicure

Tweak or Treat for all my Darlings. Hip-Hip Happy Halloween.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Ghost, Ghouls and Dudes trapped behind my Talons – Oh my. I do love Halloween, good pranks, good excuse to dress like a COMPLETE Lunatic… I don’t like dressing like a hussy, tramp, or skank – as I’ve said before – I like dressing like the weirdest, most abstract ideas/characters, EVER.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Get the look – layer some grey and black. Matte and Gloss. Seriously, layer… then layer… then layer more… Done.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

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Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

If I did a cat ghost look - this would be the reverse side of the gel.

*Note* If I did do a Ghost-Cat look – this would be the reverse side of the gel application.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with scary ghosts and ghouls talons… were your nails as terrifying to apply as they were for me? … Legit tricky. Or should I say – Trick or Treat.

Illustrious Optical Illusion…

…makes your talons fabulous and your eyes hurt

Fabulous Von Raptor - Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor – Illustrious Optical Illusion

I have always had an INFINITY affinity for Optical Illusions and Op Artists, especially M. C. Escher. I spent a considerable amount of time gawking at graphics, paintings and posters as a youngling… transfixed… Completely enthralled. Probably the only thing that could hold my attentional at that age.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor – Illustrious Optical Illusion

Getting this look is somewhat tricky – there’s a high level of line work, with tricky intersecting patterns… I would recommend practising on paper and then working towards talons. Still have a crack and experiment with colours and different illusions.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor – Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor - Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor – Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor - Illustrious Optical Illusion

Fabulous Von Raptor – Illustrious Optical Illusion

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Fabulous Von Raptor – Illustrious Optical Illusion

It's officially psychological 3rd Base - MIND BLOWN!

It’s officially psychological 3rd Base – MIND BLOWN!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with illusions of grandeur, of demure, or manure… what was your illusions VIVID NIGHT TERRORS?