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Karen Ruffles
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Black box
 I've discovered a new toy :) Or rather, a new technique. If you read my last post you'll remember that I photographed something in a black mirror before drawing it. The results were fantastic so I've pretty much spent all my free time since stuffing things...
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In the bag
Following on from my last post, I did finally finish my illustration for Sean Walters story 'An Invited Guest'. It's now available to buy printed with the tale in my Etsy shop .  This was an interesting piece to work on - featuring a non traditional represe...
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A non traditional death
Proof that social media can be fun came along the other day when I bumped into the splendid Sean Walter online who was looking for a 'non-traditional death'. Once I'd been persuaded to put the egg whisk and balloons safely away again, I established that wha...
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grins we have been amusing ourselves making the video for a Kickstarter campaign featuring my monsters :)
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Monsters everywhere !
Total chaos here this week as I launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the monsters. I'm going to be showing them at Dark Arts again this year here in Whitby and after thinking how interested people were in their individual stories, decided to make somethi...
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Camera review Canon SX700HS
New toy ! As you may be able to tell, I am rather excited about the latest bit of kit to turn up in the form of Canons SX700HS. As an artist I spend a lot of time with my cameras - whether I'm out shooting locations, setting up studio macros or photographin...
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Black birds
  Those of you who keep patiently reading my posts will know just how many crow pictures I've been getting through lately. I'm still enjoying them, it's nice when time is tight to have something I can do start to finish in a relatively short time.    Howeve...
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Flying out of the door
  I recently showed my work at the Dark Arts exhibition here in Whitby. I sold a couple of crows as expected - they're a nice size for presents - and thought I should print off some more photos to work from so I could restock my Etsy shop.  jackdaw charcoal...
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Meet the monsters :)
It's all go here as I prepare Stephen for his first public appearance at the Dark Arts exhibition in Whitby. The show runs from October 24th-26th at the Spa Pavilion, free entry so do come along and say hello if you're in the area. I've not taken my nightma...
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Something under the bed....
 Most of you will be familiar by now with the great and terrible Stephen. It's been a while since I had the time to work on a new nightmare so I'm especially pleased to announce the completion of the first picture of Stephen in his natural habitat.   He's a...
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