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.
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.