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Ink, paper, tape by RichardLeach Ink, paper, tape by RichardLeach
Ink, masking tape, and paper collage on cardboard, 3.5 x 2.5 inches.
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:iconwrzosowata-iro:
wrzosowata-Iro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A mysterious stranger? My mother always told me that not talk to strangers ;)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
You should always listen to your mother - so, just look at this stranger, don't say a word :D
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:iconwrzosowata-iro:
wrzosowata-Iro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will not :shifty:
:)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
a dendritic ghost !
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
who you gonna call?
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconghostbustersplz:
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
:boogie:
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
very good
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
most welcome
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
love
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm liking this more and more.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
One of those that sneaks up on you :D
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, that's alright. So long as it doesn't hover over me while I'm sleeping. lol.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
:lol:
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:iconstrangelycut:
strangelycut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Enigmatic.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks. Yes, no telling what is "really" going on.
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
that is very complicated, i mean why i love it. those silhouette photographic like figure(s) and the yellow. yellow is unlike any other color, it's overwhelming, no?
and then those subtle details on the left.
i like your new ways, Richard! :clap:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks, Hanan :aww:

i agree about yellow, it is "dangerous" and i felt so very daring using that scrap :D i love the way the ink feathered into the cardboard. and then the left, i worked and reworked, tried a few different things until it was right.

:heart:
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:iconpartiallyhere:
partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
it is right :nod:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
masking tape there, which i hadn't used in a long time. i hadn't made three pieces at once in a long time too - not a lot of time for art in December and at the holidays, but i can still do it, yay for me :D
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:iconpartiallyhere:
partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
always good to know ;)
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:iconluintje:
luintje Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
i love this!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks, Marianne! :aww:
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Bold use of color in these last three, Richard. And I like the way you've used ink here. The perspective on the figurative reference is striking and, I think, takes the composition into an entirely different place. Just curious, was the figure intentional?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Ken. The figure was not intentional but when I saw the possibility of it I covered up certain areas to make it more prominent. All three new pieces began with a big sheet of cardboard I stained with tea and then put ink on. I looked at where interesting shapes had developed and cut the big sheet up into various sections.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Cool. (Speaking of cool, I noticed you changed your ID photo)

When you say "cardboard" are you talking about corrugated or something else?

I recently bought a paper cutter. It came packed in perfectly cut and stacked pieces of beautiful double-wall corrugated. They're just the right size. I saved them, of course. I just put gesso on one to try out.
I guess you can't put gesso on if you're going to use tea to stain the surface. Other than that, do you prep the surface in any way before gluing?

--ken
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks. And yes - I keep the ID seasonal :)

This cardboard was a thin, stiff white piece that something or other was packed with. And I use corrugated too - whatever turns up that works or strikes my fancy.

I don't use any prep - just rub the glue on the scrap and stick it down.
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All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
A figure
Whose life is not just black and night
Whose dark moon
Could never his take sunflower yellow light

50/50 thoughts may leave a man in half
But better than living with a fraction of regret
For not considering both sides
Of his own story
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's great, Dark - thanks!
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:iconall-my-darkness:
All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Always a pleasure mate.

This is one of my favs of yours. The color contrasts really appealed to me.

Polarized aspects are something I revel in. This piece had more stories to tell
than I can write clearly but I wanted to at least give something to represent my appreciation.
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ttomagreb Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I see the joy and the dance between numbers and words. I hear the drums.
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:iconall-my-darkness:
All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
The beat of the piece had words to release for me.

Richards fine collage work often holds this for me.
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