Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Mandrake Root

  1. #1

    Mandrake Root

    Two variants with slightly different treatment to each layer. C&C very welcome. And an exercise in observation: which one contains the c**k up.

    Mandrake Root

    Mandrake Root

  2. #2
    jiro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Manila, Philippines
    Posts
    3,804
    Real Name
    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: Mandrake Root

    I cannot explain it but I am leaning more towards #2 or the yellow one. Another nice abstract work, Steve.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    East Coast Lincolnshire U K
    Posts
    61
    Real Name
    Mick Stones

    Re: Mandrake Root

    Both great abstracts Steve, like jiro I like No2 the most.

  4. #4

    Re: Mandrake Root

    These are wonderful! I like the blue in the first and the blue in the second! Blue and yellow are so wonderful together - in whatever subtle combination; so, I like them both. However, the different shades of the blue on the root in the second one is really beautiful. Then, you throw in the third primary - that makes the background for me. I guess both are great - they just say different things, eh?

    Just for conversation's sake.... who's been petrified?

  5. #5
    purplehaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,579
    Real Name
    Janis

    Re: Mandrake Root

    They are both beautiful, Steve. Can't decide which I like more, just know that I would like to be able to produce something like them. As for the c**k up, would it have something to do with the thin vertical lines coming off the top edge in number 1, not visible in number 2? If so, I had to strain to see them.

    So, still dabbling in the dark arts, are you? Incorrigible.

  6. #6

    Re: Mandrake Root

    Thankyou for the positive comments. I am going with number two too

    Just for conversation's sake.... who's been petrified?
    Me! I am always petrified. Oh I get your meaning I can't rember which book that was in now. My memory is like a sieve these days

    As for the c**k up, would it have something to do with the thin vertical lines coming off the top edge in number 1, not visible in number 2? If so, I had to strain to see them.
    Well spotted Janis. I used thread to suspend the tree and root above the dining table (didn't want to get mud on the floor). WireVixen was not in as you can imagine. I totally forgot to clone it out. See...forgetting again. I am reading The Plague Dogs again and I am seeing some disturbing parallels between Snitter's state of mind and my own.

    So, still dabbling in the dark arts, are you? Incorrigible.
    Actually that is the most obvious connection but I was trying to remember the words to Deep Purple's Mandrake Root when I was gardening. needless to say I got into trouble with that as well. We had a lot of wild poppies in the drive (not block paved I hasten to add) so I pulled them up...WireVixen wasn't too happy.

  7. #7
    purplehaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,579
    Real Name
    Janis

    Re: Mandrake Root

    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    Actually that is the most obvious connection but I was trying to remember the words to Deep Purple's Mandrake Root when I was gardening. needless to say I got into trouble with that as well. We had a lot of wild poppies in the drive (not block paved I hasten to add) so I pulled them up...WireVixen wasn't too happy.
    To all of that and more, I say: you've got the power.

  8. #8
    rob marshall

    Re: Mandrake Root

    Mandrake - haven't heard that word for a long time. They are hallucinogenic (Nightshade family) so I hope you did a Bill Clinton... and didn't inhale/ingest. They were used a lot in magic rituals as the plant often bifurcates and looks like a human form. But I'm sure you're not into that business either.

    Excellent shots - very creative. I often wonder where you get your creativity from, Steve. perhaps you are not like Bill Clinton?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •