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Topic: Mural Ideas, bright but morbid  (Read 1125 times)
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« on: May 19, 2007 12:51:49 PM »

Hey I want to have a mural on one of my walls and I want the colors to be bright and happy but I want what the mural is of to be a little dark and morbid and I really can't figure out what to do.  Music is my life and I love my guitar, but I don't want to do a mural of a band or guitar, but if the mural could look like a cd cover without being an actual real cd cover that would be awesome.  I'm just into out of the box kind of things and I listen to hardcore, screamo, and metal.  To give you an idea Bring Me The Horizon , Drop Dead,Gorgeous , Slayer , Mastodon , and The Devil Wears Prada are some of my favorites at the momment.  If anyone has any ideas or anything that would help me that'd be awesome!  Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007 05:37:28 PM »

Just an idea, but I think the Devil Wears Prada shoe would be awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007 06:54:27 PM »

Have you ever heard of Mark Ryden? He's one of my favorite artists, and I think "bright but morbid" describes a lot of his work. Maybe check out his site or do a GIS of his name for some inspiration?
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007 12:55:43 AM »

There are a couple of artists who popped into my head with that description -- Mark Ryden definitely among them. Also Roman Dirge, if you like the cutely morbid sort of thing. Genndy Tartakovsky also does some very nifty, very graphical "monsters" which might be good inspiration.


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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007 01:41:40 PM »

The first thing I thought of with "bright but morbid" is Day of the Dead.

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007 02:43:02 PM »

Something from the movie pan's labarynth would be good.  Like a fairytale gone slightly twisted but you can't quite put your finger on what it is that's wrong exactly.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007 02:51:58 PM »

The first thing I thought of with "bright but morbid" is Day of the Dead.

That's exactly what I thought too.. LOL.. I love the day of the dead, and you said you loved guitar so I found a picture (http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/teams/art.gnome.org/themes/splash_screens/Splash-DayOfTheDead.jpg)
Its black and white but if you made it all bright and colorful I think something like that could be awesome and long the lines of what you're looking for.  Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007 10:09:56 AM »

i have a friend that did some crazy tripped out artwork. his pieces used bright colors to make something abit uncomfortable like useing all the wrong colors to draw/paint something.  try a drawing that you think is morbid and redo it in completely inappropriate bright colors.  ex: bunny from donnie darko  in hot green and pink and bright blue.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007 05:26:34 AM »

for some resion a forest in winter comes to mind, sooo the cleche (SP?) Any way wach some music Videos nd take Q's from them, you can make some thing awasome, if you use them has inspration i bet.
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007 11:57:55 PM »

are you familiar with the illustrations of edward gorey?

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