May 16

Nick Denton: Visual Shepherd and Colourer Innerer

Ladies and Gentlemen – May I introduce to you, Nick Denton!
There he is, there…the one with the ever-changing hair (that includes facial hair).
Nick is a very good friend of mine (10+ years) who also happens to be one of the best artists that I know. No, really he’s feckin’ awesome!
For those of you that don’t know, I recently won Lily’s Friday Prediction (a weekly 100-word competition) with my entry ‘Picasso’.
Nick has been chomping at the bit for a while now to illustrate one of my stories, but up until now I haven’t felt my words could do his amazing skills any justice. This time he didn’t give me a chance; he jumped on Picasso straight away and worked through the night. The result is below, and I think it speaks for itself!

I’ve included my original story as well for those of you that haven’t read it yet.

Please don’t forget to visit Nick’s site and show him your support, or just pop by and commission some work! I’m sure he’ll appreciate the business…I mean encouragement.
Picasso
He jammed the pliers into her eye socket, grinding them into the meaty flesh like he was stuffing a pimento into an olive.
With a twist he pulled a lump of gore from her skull and slopped it onto his workbench.
He used a handsaw to remove her ear, a jigsaw piece in need of a new home.
Swapping the saw for a needle and thread, he reattached the ear to her cheek.
After an hour or so of adjustments he stood back, admiring his work.
He had really managed to capture the inner beauty of his subject this time.
Thanks, Nick!!

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    • David Barber on May 17, 2011 at 06:55
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    That is pretty feckin awesome! A great little story, Steven and that drawing is a perfect partner for it. I'll be checking Nick's site out for sure.

    Excellent artwork, Nick.

    • Dubblethunk on May 17, 2011 at 10:13
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    Thank You for all that yummy praise sir, I shall put it in a tasty sandwich for later ;). I will be waiting for more of your words to doodle soon :D.

    If any other of you writers are in need of a doodler, feel free to have a natter with me about it,

    > puredenton@hotmail.co.uk OR via facebook
    > http://www.facebook.com/dubblethunk

    Thanks Dave, its always nice when an Illustration holds hands with the words like it's supposed to, 😀

    Oh and thank you again Steven for choosing the photo of me with a creepy tash, I'm hoping that wont freak people out more than the Illustration *tips cap*.

    • Col Bury on May 17, 2011 at 12:09
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    Twisted story, Steven. But you know I love it – congrats!

    And that drawing is summat else. Awesome!

    • Lee Hughes on May 17, 2011 at 15:36
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    Gruesome, loved it.

    • Lily Childs on May 17, 2011 at 21:21
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    Ha ha ha. Loved the story Steven – as you know – and this illustration is just brilliant. Fab work Nick!

    • Dubblethunk on May 18, 2011 at 09:12
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    Thanks! 😀

    • ttofee on May 18, 2011 at 22:05
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    Gruesome drawing but perfect for the story. Amazing work Nick!

    • Jo and the Novelist on May 19, 2011 at 20:41
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    Nice work!! I read that last week, and it still made me cringe just now. Congrats!

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