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Topic: Birds and Bugs and Butterflies, oh my!  (Read 3082 times)
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« on: January 05, 2014 05:15:04 PM »

I finished up a drawing I'd been working on for awhile (took time off my swirly doodles to try to focus on Lifebook, that hasn't been going well) and realized I'd never posted any of them here, so... sorry for the glut of pictures, but here they are...



This one is probably my favorite, and inspired by a stamp I saw at a craft store...



This is the first one I did, I still have the original, uncolored version, but I rather like the vivid colors...



Here's another one that I first drew, then....



colored in.



Butterfly!



Another bird...



This was a fish (yea, I know, his fins should be longer and his tail shorter, I started work on another one... somewhere... I should find that one!) that had no black lines, just color.  Still not sure if I like that option.



Quick and easy jellyfish



Dragonfly



Sorry for the kinda crummy photo on this one, my fist time adding colored markers.



And the latest, with several different colors of markers and different scale swirls (the main large ones, then the "shading" swirls in the branches).  I"m still not sure about the one swirl under the purple bit on the chest... part of me wants to color it in entirely, the other part says to leave it...  I just don't know!

I've rather fallen off doing many of these, kind of because I've not been inspired with what else to do.  Sure, more birds and butterflies, but...  (I tried a few other things that when horribly, laughably wrong - I'm not much of an artist, so simple shapes are important!).

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014 05:18:44 PM »

These are really amazing!
I'm loving your nice clean lines...
Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014 05:47:04 PM »

Your swirl art is inspiring me to start drawing again. Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014 06:58:38 PM »

You are definately our swirly girlie here! Very wonderful art.
If I had to pick a favorite...dragonfly.
But all of them are very pretty.

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I agree with jennifer680...my new page for my journal will be in this style of art. Not copied, or pasted  Grin
Your swirls are yummy. I am looking to free up my style. And this inspires me for that. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014 07:12:40 PM »

Awww, thank you so much!  It's an easy art style, very fluid and relaxing... at least the pencil sketching is!  The inking is a little more meticulous, but I find it very zen and soothing.  And mostly these are just Sharpie on sketch paper, though a few are with the better Micron pens.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014 07:42:41 PM »

They're lovely!

And your avatar makes me think you should try drawing a snail. Smiley  How about more trees, or flowers, or a jungle?  Snowflakes.  And try more fish, maybe a koi with water swirling around it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014 09:25:45 PM »

Blimey I wish I was as much "not an artist" as you are, these are beautiful!!!

My suggestion for another one would be a whole tree.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014 09:31:06 PM »

Err just looked again and seen you have done a tree, what I meant was a whole tree in the style of your branches, not just single lines. Also as a slightly more abstract stacked hearts (one inside another, inside another, inside another etc) with each heart a different colour.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014 09:38:30 PM »

I really like the jelly the most, but looking back that butterfly is amazing, and the humming bird is super sweet too! These are all just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014 03:16:41 AM »

These are so elegant & pretty Smiley I would love to have a go at striching one of these desings, I think they would make wonderful Hooplas  Cheesy
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