Dirty Mind, Dirty Mouth… and a flock of birds.

Today’s story starts with a song.

That was the very first time I ever heard Eliza Rickman. The name was easy to remember (I mean, come on, Professor Snape is my teenage hero, how could I forget someone with such a surname?!), so I started looking for more. This song was “the weather” in one of the episodes of Welcome to Night Vale podcast, and thankfully these lovely people always point out to the sources where they get their music.

Her album “O, You Sinners” is a mixture of a lovely clear voice, eerie bells and toy piano sounds, and chilling lyrics. Trust me, one should see “White Words” performed live to feel this music. If a witch had a voice of a princess, that would be Eliza Rickman.

Eliza Rickman — White Words from Dr. Captain on Vimeo.

I’ve been hooked on the idea of a painting inspired by her music for quite a while. But only after listening to “Birds” by Daphne Du Maurier (I had my pleasure of listening to it the way it’s being read by Peter Capaldi) I finally realised what the painting should look like.


It took me two hours, two different software types, and two textures by resurgere to finish this.

I guess I needn’t mention I’m extremely glad to know lady Rickman approves <3
Happy Halloween, you people!

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