Cirque du Nuit: The Nightmare

© 2006 Jolie E. Bonnette. All rights reserved. Artwork is not to be used for ANY purpose without express written permission from the artist! "My, oh, my how the kiddies do love the carousel! Round and round they go on horses that might terrify them if they were anywhere but at the circus. But even as dark as the Cirque du Nuit may be, it's all in fun, isn't it? Isn't it? Oh, how the carousel loves the kiddies in return.... Horses with manes built of night and ghosts race out to find those sleeping tots who rode them round and round all day and evening, bringing them the stuff of nightmares. They breathe in those shrieks of terror with glee and race home before dawn to feed us all. Oh, how we love the carousel... and how it loves us...." I've been away from pastels a very long time. (Since some time in the 80's... yikes!) In spite of that, I'm pretty happy with how this came out. This is the second in a series called Cirque Du Nuit which will be dark/horror circus and carnival images. I'm not sure how many there will be in all, but I have a few ideas back stocked for them that I work on as the mood strikes. Tools Used: Conte a Paris Pastels (10 pack) and Colourfix Paper (black) Time Taken: Estimated 5 hours or so © 2006 Jolie E. Bonnette. All rights reserved.

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