Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Crown of Glory

"A Crown of Glory"  Maleko ©2012    
Colored pencil drawing on black paper  4x6 inches

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Face?

During an evening walk with my daughter I was taking pictures of the sunset in a forest in Western Washington.  Upon returning home and editing the pictures for uploading I noticed something peculiar.  The sun appears to be perched on the top of the wooden stump but just to the lower left of the sun there appears to be a face peering out from in the leaves of the trees? 

The first picture is the original with no editing except for a drop shadow border.  
This picture below highlights the area where the face seems to appear with the rest of the surrounding area blurred out.
  What do you think?  Was something staring at us from the forest?

Photo editing done using PicMonkey

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Light at Dusk

Photograph         ©Maleko 2012      (Edited using PicMonkey)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dark Horses

 
Switchfoot - Dark Horses 
(acoustic version from the album Vice Verses)

Yeah I made my mistakes, I seen my heart cave in I got my scars, I been to hell and back again Born for the blue skies, We'll survive the rain born for the sunrise, We'll survive the pain

[Chorus:]

We’re singing… Hey, you can’t count us out We’ve been running up against the crowd Yeah, we are the dark horses We’re singing… Wait! It’s not over now We’ve been down but we’ve never been out Yeah, we are the dark horses

We found the way out, The city takes everything it can But outside the crowds, I can feel my lungs again Born for the blue skies, We'll survive the rain Born for the sunrise, We'll survive the pain

[Chorus]

We're singing La la la la la la la La la la la la la la. Yeah! Born for the blue skies Born for the blue skies Born for the sunrise We’ll survive the pain

[Chorus:]

We’re singing… Hey, you can’t count us out We’ve been running up against the crowd Yeah, we are the dark horses We’re singing… Wait, don’t care what they say We know we’ll find a way Yeah! We are the dark horses Yeah! Laa la-la-la-la-laa Laa la-la-la-la-laa &

[Faded Voice:]

Keep running with the dark horses Hope makes the blood change courses Keep running with the dark horses Stand up with the dark horses Keep running with the dark horses Hope makes the blood change courses 

___________________________________________________ (This song has become somewhat of a theme song for me lately.  As an artist, poet and writer these solitary pursuits take me into places that others may fear to go. There can be terrible dangers and evil, but also beauty and light.  I often feel like a dark horse in a world of light horses, but I always have hope and wish to dispense at least a little of that hope to others. God Bless ~M)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Tiger's Eyes

Close up detail of the eyes from a colored pencil drawing A Tiger's Rest.  Purchase prints of the entire image on Fine Art America or view the original posting here!  
©Maleko 2012      Original 8x10 inches

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dreams...haunted by midnight visions

Standing in the shadows seized in holy terror

"The Moon"    Photograph ©Maleko 2012
      I see you lay willingly in ecstasy's embrace

From my scorched lungs my breath is squeezed

     As the sand shifts slowly beneath my feet

Eagerly swallowing the drink of sweet poisoned lies

     Moonlight glistens the sweat droplets on your skin

Endless echos of the past roll into a future lost

     You are a million miles distant an arms length away

Trembling shaking hands reach out burdened by fear

     Through the air streaming tears fall as passion rises

Love's promise all but undone the world is crashing

     The sun fell plotting out the death of my heart

Left alone eternity beckons as a cold and lonely place

©Maleko 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Shadow Rider

Photography          ©Maleko 2012         (Edited using PicMonkey)

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Tiger's Rest

Colored pencil drawing, border & text added using PicMonkey    ©Maleko 2012   8x10 inches


Pictures posted below show the progress of this piece of art.
 
Working in the undertones.
Preliminary pencil sketch








Colors blended and background added.
Flushing out the highlights and shadows.