wound you up with an old rusty key in your back.
Do a pretty pirouette for me,
Slit lips make you smile so pretty.
Satin cinch your waist in tightly.
And I've watched your brillance fade,
cheeks dulled and cracked with age.
Old gears still animate,
make you dance with a stilted grace.
-Hate in the Box, 'Bloody Ballerina'
This was a fast picture- 4 days of intense work. Daniel Smith Watercolors, Microns, and selected Copics.
Do head over to view the sister painting, Serpentine Allure, if you've enjoyed this one.