Artwork: Underwater Sea Skull

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underwater sea skull, art by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions.com

This underwater “Sea Skull” artwork infuses some of the fanciful creatures of the deep ocean with a decorative bent: seahorse skeletons, shells, coral and jellyfish tentacles. I didn’t want to go overboard with color; rather, wanted to highlight the details. Creating decorative skulls is really fun; perhaps I’ll explore glowing eyes in another piece 🙂

Artwork: Macabre Roses

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macabre roses, art by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions.com

macabre roses black and white drawing sketch, art by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions.com

“Macabre Roses” was inspired by the old bookplate designs of the Arts & Crafts Era and the Art Nouveau periods. Although ram skulls are incorporated into the piece, they take a backseat to the bevy of roses. This piece has a gothic romanticism to it, where skulls are not a thing of horror, but simply a part of life.

The piece was created initially with pen and graphite, then scanned, digitally colored, with custom textures created and incorporated into the background.

Art of Sherrie Thai, Shaireproductions.com

dark fantasy gothic surrealism artwork by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions.com

Here are some of my art pieces that will be displayed at the Wonderland SF Gallery on Saturday, September 16 for the “Dreaming of Better Times” art show. Sooooooooo excited!!!

Vanitas Veins, Gothic Surrealism Art by Sherrie Thai of Shaireproductions

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vanitas veins, dark horror art by Sherrie Thai of shaireproductions.com

“Vanitas Veins” is a mixed media piece of a mysterious angelic creature, drawing breath from the bloody veins of life, perfect for the Halloween holiday. The illustration speaks to the mysteriousness of life. The blood veins reach outwards like wings, similar to how magic can call upon us in the quiet moments of the dawn 🙂

You can add this piece to your art collection HERE at my Etsy Shop.

Artwork: The Fates

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The Fates, Art by Sherrie Thai

The Fates, Initial Drawing

“The Fates” (or Moirai) is based on the mythical goddesses that rule the thread of life: Spinner, Allotter and Unturnable. My version portraits a darker view of the Fates, where the Spinner produces the magical thread from the depths of her soul.

Artwork: Burning Lotus, Meditative Skeleton

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Burning Lotus

On their own, skeletons naturally have a great mystery to them, where they can sway towards the dark or light, depending upon the context. “Burning Lotus” shows a meditative creature with magical candles, inspired by traditional Asian art. While this piece has qualities of religious artifacts, the intention is not to offend, but rather, honor the spiritual connection to supernatural elements.

Artwork: Enduring Hope

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Enduring Hope

“Enduring Hope” is a skeletal homage to Mother Nature and is inspired by Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and the upcoming Day of the Dead. In today’s pop culture, images of skeletons don’t hold the same horror and disdain as it has in the past and I wanted to explore that concept–where death is an integral part of life and there’s always beauty in the most mundane or misunderstood subjects. This piece was created with pen/ink and incorporates some of my photographic textures and backgrounds.