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My name is Brett Coulstock. I’m a writer and designer from Western Australia

Artwork – Cautionary Tale

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Artwork - Cautionary TaleThe cover for the 19 Nocturne Boulevard episode Cautionary Tale. A story about folktales. This cover wound up with a very McKeansian flavour. Dave McKean is certainly an influence on my artwork and compositions, however it’s usually not as pronounced. Maybe the folklore angle kicked in with some Sandman nostalgia.

Grandmother Teeth

Artwork - Grandmother Teeth
Grandmother Teeth (I think a loose adaption of Baba Yaga) I gave to Julie as a separate piece of art, because the cover didn’t quite feature her to full advantage. She’s a composite of about three or four photographs of old ladies from various countries — and some guys teeth. I think the composite gives a really scary, lopsided look, and somehow represents that she’s made up of several stories, or she’s a folkloric amalgamation. The artwork isn’t quite as clean as it would be if I’d used it as a major design element — it’s very choppy around the edges.

Licencing and Attribution

I used a number of Creative Commons licenced photograpic elements, sourced from Flickr and other places, and here’s the attributions:

Grandmother Teeth’s Teeth
Teeth by David Shankbone © Copyright David Shankbone.
Used under licence: CC-BY
Grandmother Teeth’s Headscarf
Sad Old Woman © Copyright Hamed Saber.
Used under licence: CC-BY
Grandmother Teeth’s Face (left)
Old woman at market © Copyright NeilsPhotography.
Used under licence: CC-BY
Grandmother Teeth’s Face (right)
Old woman © Copyright .Habeeba. / Habeeba Sultan.
Used under licence: CC-BY-NC
Teeth X-Ray
Wisdom Tooth Woes © Copyright tj.blackwell / Tom Blackwell.
Used under licence: CC-BY-NC
Village
Pausa Village, Valcea, Romania © Copyright cod_gabriel / Gabriel.
Used under licence: CC-BY
Fireplace
Fireplace © Copyright stevesheriw / Steven Wagner.
Used under licence: CC-BY-NC
Metal Texture
Rusty Metal © Copyright Darren Hester.
Used under licence:CC-BY-NC
Paper Texture
Aged paper texture © Copyright ~Essence of a Dream~..
Used under licence: CC-BY

Thank you all for your generous contributions to the commons.

Written by Brett

July 29th, 2010 at 1:09 pm