Serene Teal Mandala

*Disclaimer* Mandala is NOT to be confused with (Nelson) Mandela, different! Very Different. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

I’ve been going through some metallic withdrawals and yes, I haven’t done anything silver (excluding glitters) since…  October… and that was a glittered hybrid.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

So yeah, I am a Monster! Welcome back Silver, I know… we’ve been distant these last few months, but I’m willing to try and make whatever we are work. Sorry, Werk-it.  

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

I should of put another disclaimer before that last link – although I caveat’ed this post with the fact that I am … indeed … a monster. Raptor/Monster… Fossilised Potato/Potato.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

Get the look – Pink or silver base. Build up teal lines in mandala formation over the silver, then dot with pink and then more silver. Pink, stick to just the mandala dot formations. Done.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

Feeling a little chilled about this look – cool like a cat. Looks great and was QUITE therapeutic to do. Albiet fabulously static cat (see below .gif for reference).

Werk it, Gurl. Dots can be very slimming... in moderation.

Werk it, Gurl. Dots can be very slimming… in moderation. Too many… and you’ll look like an inside out piñata.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with Mandalas. I used to draw them as a spawnling, however, there’s only so many times you can make your teachers cry… when you fly into a rage, because you’ve spent “too much time” “it’s done” on any one art work. Shuddup, I’ll tell you when I is done.

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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. 

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.

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

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?

Le Femme Mermaid

For when the Full Monty Mermaid is just overkill… for the slightly more demure Merps (AKA Derpy Mermaids). You is Glorious, Darling.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Le Femme Mermaid

Fabulous Von Raptor – Le Femme Mermaid

Pink glittery goodness, unlike my previous mermaid lookthis one is on the scaly sideGirl. Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturise … rinse. Repeat. Not. That. Hard. And your exfoliating yourself, not scratching scale of the underside of a fishing trawler. B!sh!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Le Femme Mermaid

Fabulous Von Raptor – Le Femme Mermaid

On the subject of scaliness, I’m slightly terrified as this Raptor is travelling overseas… to another hemisphere… where I will need to of maintained the rest of my person… that isn’t visible during Winter. So to confirm, my main games are Nail Game #1, Brow Game #2, Skin Regime (Dictatorship) #3 and everything else kind of falls into a “case by case” maintenance system. Oh, my legs are getting a bit Chewbacca/Gibbon/Arachnid… maybe I should do something… meh, who has the time?

Fabulous Von Raptor - Le Femme Mermaid

Fabulous Von Raptor – Le Femme Mermaid

I am, however, being very punctual in my uploads. I want a gold sticker dangit! I never did achieved my Pen License in school, was knocked back so many times – constantly relegated to B4 lead pencils. I’m a fraud! But – I did manage to get a Bachelor of Design, who needs to write good with ink? Especially when I can drawn ‘bits‘ like no-ones business… seriously. Random peoples business… every Wednesday for 4 f@#$ing years. Life models… I salute you… takes ‘bits’ to do what y’all do! 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Le Femme Mermaid

Fabulous Von Raptor – Le Femme Mermaid

Moving on – get this look. Find a Merp Mermaid Befriend/Seduce/Murder & Consumer/or Invest in shares in glitter. Seriously, glitters never going to loose its market value/appeal. Unless its sh!t glitter, and then you is a Chump. Thumb and pinky are pastel talons, top with gold starfish, pearls, rhinestones and silver/gold caviar.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Le Femme Mermaid

Fabulous Von Raptor – Le Femme Mermaid

Index and middle are bright-as-hell neon pink, topped with clear AB rhombus (you can use hexagonal/round) glitter – in a scale pattern. Ring finger is teal shimmer base, with a navy shimmer topping – blot off the product from the middle of the nail – until its like a circle pattern ombre. Done! 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Le Femme Mermaid

Fabulous Von Raptor – Le Femme Mermaid

Either one of the Mermaid look you rock, you will get a lot of attention. Please again, don’t drown people. I’m sure not all sailors are monsters, or that all humans near water are sailors… maybe they’re life models… the give away is the visible ‘bits‘… just saying. I would 100% prefer my childhood pen license, then the extensive collection of Chewbacca/Gibbon/Arachnid ‘bits’ burnt into my adult retinas after hours of life drawing!

Do you think a overt amount of extra fluffiness affects ones performance? Apparently it's not effecting my super productiveness! WHEEEE. SH!T! Oww.

Do you think a overt amount of extra fluffiness affects ones performance? Apparently it’s not effecting my super productiveness! WHEEEE. SH!T! Oww.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with pen licences and random peoples ‘bits‘ – were you as affected as I was am? How many times has your shrink tried to steer the session elsewhere? Many times?! Yeah… No idea why I pay that dude. Not. Helping.

Little Mermaid Got Bling

Mermaid… Mermaiden… Mer-Maid-Merby-Calm-Down-On-Bling. Mer puns, merby not funny? Merby I need speech therapy, Merby you’re a C Sea Monster

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

Mermaids are … for all intensive purposes are A.) Drunk Sailors Hallucinations B.) Vicious Divas whom don’t appreciate leering drunk sailors… I know which one I approve of more. I’m firm believer of the peripheral checkout, but as soon as soon as you become shouty or grabbyI’m going to want to drown your ass too. #MermaidProblems #SailorsThisIsWhyWeCantHaveNiceThings

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

Before you launch into a tirade about how much of a monster I am; Mermaids are Mythological creatures (who don’t pay taxes!!!)… I am Sailor-spawn… and even if I did admit to drowning people online… without DNA evidence, you’ve got nothing. Albeit a body – most likely, if you found one covered in Raptor bite marks (again, unlikely… I lick plates clean, y’all!) and coated in multi-prismatic glitter… then maybe I’d be concerned. Until then… *resumes filling raptor talons* your move.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

All jokes aside; Mermaids are the archetypical totem for many young spawnlings… not necessarily limited by gender – Maids, Men, Trans, Inters, Whatevesall little water loving spawnlings who coveted glitter got Mer’d-up. Apart from the super depressing book, where the Little Mermaid dies turns into seaform, the concept of a whimsical water dwelling being is a playful and fun departure from … having a lack of gills and too much leggies… damn you legs.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

My sister Kitty and I used to pretend to be mermaids in the pool, with our matching rainbow marbled flippers. We weren’t as stupid to attempt this feat in open Australian water AKA the ocean… despite how much we’d love to be on News at that age; being featured as a “Missing Children” report was not our jam… nor the appeal of the subsequent a$$ kicking for nearly/actually drowning by the parental units. We were “Not All There” we certainly weren’t “Airheads.”

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

This look is almost too much fun – there’s glitter, there’s studs, there’s shells/seashells, there’s gold… geez. If a Mermaid saw these bad boys in the water; the wearer would probably be drowned and then your talons fashioned into an eclectic statement necklace. Very chic. Very Avant Garde.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

Get this look – matte teal with glossy gold triangle for pinky and thumb. Middle and index are navy to teal ombre, with glitter, topped with gold fish scaling. Feature talon is a WHOLE LOT OF BLING – pearl, rhinestone, gold stud/star/shell detailing and finished with gold caviar in the gaps. Caviar, Darling. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Little Mermaid Got Bling

Fabulous Von Raptor – Little Mermaid Got Bling

I did do a slightly more wearable/less blingy/likely to get you drowned by a Mermaid manicure… for the more Mer-Modest-Mer-Maiden, Merp. There goes all my speech therapy… I get excited and Merp’ed, for nothing… Bling helps, so does colours and glitter. Actually, better super-size that glitter – I want to breathe the plastic rainbow!

Dude's got his priorities sorted - Human Beings Safety < Safety of Bling.

Lol. Chivalry IS dead as are those red suede booties. Also, Bald-Dude’s got his priorities sorted – Human Being/Damsel/Possible Mermaid Safety < Safety of Bling… Bling comes first, EVERY TIME. A somewhat shellfish lover. LOL, sex and ocean pun. Bam! Sign-Off~

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with mermaid shenanigans – any funny mishaps/near drownings/sailor run ins… where did you hide the body *cough* I mean, where did you drop them home to? You definately weren’t the last person to see them alive…