We hadn't painted a big fight scene in ages, so, in conjunction with a gorgeous wooden pallet we've had lying around the studio for a couple months, we painted this battle between knights and skeletons!
Whilst small details here or there were lost to the gaps in the wood, it definitely made for a more interesting surface than a canvas. The texture of the wood came through too, which we were worried would be lost once it was all painted over.
We have a lot of favourite parts in the piece but our top one has got to be the skeleton and knight having a quiet hug (see above) amidst all the carnage. That skeleton looks so happy, man...
White went down first and we can tell you it wasn't any fun cutting all those ribcages!
Since painting the original on a wooden pallet, we've received a lot of emails asking for 'With Twisted Steel And Bone' to become a screen print. However, rather than make it a black and gold print, we sourced some black paper to step the print up a level! You cannot beat white and gold ink on rich black paper! Mmmph.
As always, we printed the whole edition ourselves in our print studio. Both the white and gold layers each needed to be pulled twice to lay down extra ink so that they'd hold their own against the black paper but it was worth the effort
A commissioned version of a piece that was originally painted on a wooden pallet. We had this steel sheet in the garden for half a year, just rusting away, when someone got in touch about this scene. It was the perfect match!