Friday, 1 April 2011

The puppet Count


The puppet Count by ~accidentlyonpurpose on deviantART

"The Puppet Count"

I heard stories sometimes and whispers about people that would disappear in our village...
Some would guess what had happened to them but I had a good idea it was across the bridge...

At dusk their sometimes would be a large house there beside the furthest hill...
Not many noticed or believed such a thing and catching a glimpse of it required skill...

I see it all the time but we don’t discuss such things unless it’s behind closed doors and dim light…
Knowing too much can get you in trouble and others will not be kind to those who know their right…

But I’ll tell you what I know and what I’ve seen…
I’m pretty sure it wasn’t some sort of dream…

At dusk some figures are seen walking along the bridge and to the big house every now and then…
They go inside not sure why all manner of beings such as animals, girls, boys, woman and men…

Inside is such a grand place indeed from the outside, rooms and rooms filled with wonderful things…
The decor so elegant and nearly everything lined with gold including the walls and even the ceilings…

Marble floors and antique furnishings and beautiful music being played it had such charm…
It all belonged to a handsome creature who would greet you blink his pretty eyes and raise his arm...

To bow to you and speak gently to everyone to welcome them his words thick like dripping honey…
One can’t be helped be tempted and be bold to enter his home to be in his graceful company…


He’ll offer you tea and sweet treats in all sizes in the finest china with the shiniest of silverware…
That’s when you notice his long claws on his piano player fingers but his politeness doesn’t make you beware…

You nibble and sip the wonderful food he has offered and discuss your life that he seems to find very entertaining…
He’ll smile but keep quiet when you start asking him questions about if he’s royalty, a magic being, or even a king…

He’ll watch you intensely as you greedily lap up all the tasty food and grin a very big grin indeed…
You’ll notice soon how late it is gotten and get up to leave but he’ll say “please stay you have something I need”…

You don’t feel too well anymore and try to leave but you can’t get any of the doors open, the house has disappeared again and you’re still inside…
“I like you very much” He’ll say “please do not be afraid for you see I’m a collector and I cannot collect you if you’re damaged or if you hide”…

That’s when you disappear and stay with the puppet Count he like’s entertainment in his big empty house he’ll make and watch you dance…
Sometimes he’ll sell you to other beings who are also collectors usually the highest bidders, maybe one day someone will buy you back if they get the chance…~

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8x10
Watercolor
Pen
Pencil
Charcoal
textured paper
gold sand
Photoshop

I had to do the "shadows or puppets" with photoshop cause i didnt know what other media to use to get the effect i wanted.

Been working on this piece since January it was so tough to get it done...

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