Good Evening, All
I have designed my interpretation of the Edgar Allan Poe story
The Gold Bug
for Quest No 12 at
My scene depicts the bug tied with string about to be dropped through
the socket of the skull which was nailed to a tree in the story.
(This has been done to discover the location of the treasure.)
You will have to read the story to see it was a successful method!
There is a link to a full transcript of the tale from the Quoth The Raven blogspot.
I used the digital image
The Skull from Smeared Ink
which I resized in Serif and shaded, I added the beetle also from Serif which I altered and coloured gold and positioned over the eye socket and threaded string through.
I embossed black magic cooredinations (light green core) with an A4 leaves mask.
This was sanded and skull was mounted on high foam pads
to sit proud of the leaves. I added a brad for a nail.