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jbyrjbyr1
02-19-2010, 05:15 AM
I stumbled across a photo of a strange looking yet hauntingly compelling (to me) flower a few months ago and downloaded it to my "try drawing this when my abilities improve" file folder. I'm not sure my skills are yet up to the task but I decided to give it a try; while the result doesn't do the flower justice, I'm not unpleased with it. Nearly all done with watercolor and just a very small amount of airbrush on three layers.

As always, C&C welcome.
jb
(whew! After posting, I see that the jpeg looks a lot "rougher" than the png did...oh well...)

Lee
02-19-2010, 05:51 AM
Dear Jby, it's beatufiul!!! love the 3D look of it too!!! powerful colors!!!:)

FireFytingNut
02-19-2010, 05:57 AM
WOWEE! That is one GORGEOUS, awesome flower! WOW! love love love the colors as well!

ARTGEEK
02-19-2010, 09:11 AM
WoW!!!!!!! This is amazing, great job!!!! Love the colors>

fraser_paice
02-19-2010, 09:13 AM
Nice... if a little on the Trifid side

SCP
02-19-2010, 10:13 AM
Great work JB ,and yes it does have a Triffid feel ! lol;):)

Caesar
02-19-2010, 10:21 AM
Whatever it is, it's a gorgeous painting :cool::):):) and ... that flower is staring eagerly at us... Is it some sort of alien carnivorous plant? :D

Dany51
02-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Very nice flower !:)

Valerie
02-19-2010, 10:52 AM
What a lovely flower.

jibes
02-19-2010, 12:06 PM
Excellent job! Very well done. I would add an abstract yet very subtle background. Maybe in a complementary color to the overall tone.

Alexandra
02-19-2010, 01:04 PM
Beautiful JB!:)

Belvrog
02-19-2010, 01:47 PM
So beautifully done JB, I really like the overall composition and how the colors stand out.

coops
02-20-2010, 04:00 AM
Stunning painting JB, love the colours:)

jbyrjbyr1
02-21-2010, 08:53 AM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone; I really appreciate the encouraging feedback. I'm starting to feel a bit more comfortable with watercolor, even though I know I have much (very much, in fact) yet to learn and practice.

As a side note, while this is not the way I've even imagined Triffids to look, I can see the connection (now I just hope I don't go blind! :eek:).