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About Deviant Artist Paul CarrickMale/United States Groups :iconcthulhu-and-illithid: Cthulhu-and-Illithid
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Paul Carrick
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Greetings! I am a freelance illustrator/artist from Boston, much of my work falls into the fantasy/games genre, with a specialty of H.P. Lovecraft inspired art. I've been enjoying music illustration (CDs, LPs and the like) recently and would welcome more of it.

Current Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Exquisite Corpse- animated Gif progress 2
I've been trying to make a habit of taking a quick snapshot photo of my paintings after each session.  I have a very roundabout way of designing and prefer to not plan out too much in advance because I find it inhibits spontaneity.  However, it also involves a great deal of repainting.  But, it makes a fun animated gif in the end. ;) (Wink)  This gif is for the second Equisite Corpse project with Bernard Dumaine fav.me/d8yagg4
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Exquisite Corpse- animated Gif progress 1
I've been trying to make a habit of taking a quick snapshot photo of my paintings after each session.  I have a very roundabout way of designing and prefer to not plan out too much in advance because I find it inhibits spontaneity.  However, it also involves a great deal of repainting.  But, it makes a fun animated gif in the end. ;)  This gif is for the second Equisite Corpse project with Bernard Dumaine fav.me/d8yagg4
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Dream of the Wizard - EC with Bernard Dumaine 2 by nightserpent
Dream of the Wizard - EC with Bernard Dumaine 2
Acrylic on canvas 15 x 18"

This is my second participation in an Exquisite Corpse ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisit… )collaborative project with Bernard Dumaine: bernardumaine.deviantart.com/   Bernard painted the central 50% of the painting, and I painted the top and bottom 25% portions.  When it was my turn to paint, all I could see was an exposed inch of his work and I was to continue on without knowing what else he had done.  It's very interesting exercise, to say the least!  First there is trying to match the first artist's style (application and color) and attempting a seamless as possible transition from one hand to another.  Then, one tries to work with a composition when half of it is a complete mystery- it is certainly an exercise in letting go! :lol:  It was a great deal of fun to finally unwrap it after months of only knowing a small percentage of what Bernard had done, I let out a great laugh of joy when I saw what he'd done!

As this is a collaboration and I am only partially responsible for this art, please visit Bernard's page and give him comments and favs here: fav.me/d8yaufu

Update: I have uploaded 2 animated .gif files of the painting in progress: fav.me/d8ybrqx fav.me/d8ybovu
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Ezquisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine - Process by nightserpent
Ezquisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine - Process
This is a visual aid to help explain a collaborative painting  I created with Bernard Dumaine ( bernardumaine.deviantart.com/ ) to create this painting:  fav.me/d8qj3vk

I am new to the Exquisite Corpse artistic process, and I have found it often tricky to explain it to others who are also unfamiliar.  So, I have made a quick visual aid to help people understand how it works:

1- I painted the left half of the image
2- All but a 1" strip of my art is covered, and I sent it to Bernard.
3- Bernard continues off my 1" strip while not seeing the rest of my art
4- The reveal!
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Equisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine 01 by nightserpent
Equisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine 01
Acrylic, 30x40cm

This is my first collaboration with the French artist Bernard Dumaine ( bernardumaine.deviantart.com/ ), and the style of this sort of collaboration is called Exquisite Corpse ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisit… ), also a first for me.  In this case, I started the left 50% of the painting and then covered up all of what I made save for a 1" sliver at the middle, I then sent it to Bernard.  He then continued the art on the right half while only having that 1" sliver of my art as reference, I think he did an incredible job!  It's rather tricky to seamlessly continue off another artist's style.

I've created a quick demo for how it was created here: fav.me/d8qj5qb

I got far more out of this project than I had expected, even though my expectations were already quite high.  Not only is it a highly entertaining puzzle of sorts, but I also learned quite a lot in the process.  I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity.  Please give Bernard comments and favs here bernardumaine.deviantart.com/
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:iconbernardumaine:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving !
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Many thanks for watching! :D
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
My pleasure!  I look forward to what you'll share next. :)
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seika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Artist
thanks for the llama!

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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you For the favs :D
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Demian999 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You've got the best Lovecraftian art out there! Woohooooo! 
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
wow!  I don't take that compliment lightly, I find Lovecraft's universe to be a highly challenging topic.  Thanks! :)
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BernardoCatrilef Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015   General Artist
Really Awesome!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Thank you very much!  And, thank you for all the favorites and the deviantwatch as well! :)
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LJEKC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Hello Paul, thank you for having accepted my invitation :) (Smile)

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