View Full Version : Swirly Birds and other small creatures

08-12-2003, 10:36 PM
Ah, I switch mediums too often. I love to doodle and knew that a regular ink pen would never do for art, so I invested in some black acid-free archival pens. I've already used up one pen in two days I was so happy with my new toy :p

Bird #2 5x7 inches
This drawing being my second, I got carried away with the lines. By the time I got to the third, I pared back all the extra ink. And as I moved along, I found a pretty good balance in what I wanted. But always refining. :D


Bird #3 5x7 inches


#5 Penguins 2x3 inches


#7 Rabbit 2x3 inches


#8 Fox 2x3 inches


08-12-2003, 10:42 PM
Yay!!!! Finally!!! You're playing! See, you jes' needed a new toy's all!! :D

These are terrific. The borders add without detracting from the focal points at all. What a beautiful imagination and sense of balance. :D

Do you plan on painting any of them? I really like them the way they are, but can't wait to see what you're up to!!

Welcome back!!! :D

08-12-2003, 11:11 PM
These are wonderful!!!

08-12-2003, 11:49 PM
Very interesting.... I like em :)

08-13-2003, 05:27 AM
Lovely Celena ! :D Beautiful little characters ! These would be great cross posted in the Pen and Ink forum too - if you haven't done so already :D

and I echo Tam It is Great to see you playing with your wonderful new toy :D Hope we see lots more soon !!

Cheers Dahzl :)

08-13-2003, 07:31 AM
Thank you, Tamana.
I considered it, but no, I don't intend to paint them.

Thanks, Nina, Rick, Dahzl.
I've had lots of fun doing them.


08-13-2003, 11:46 AM
oh! very cool! Am I wrong in thinking that these have a sort of Art Nouveau feel to them?

08-13-2003, 12:34 PM
stylish :)

08-14-2003, 12:49 AM
Thank you Brushstroked, axxxel.
Art nouveau, I wasn't sure and looked it up. Defined as an art with lots of curvature. But then there's art Deco, defined by bold geometric shapes and colors such as black n white. So, yes, I think it is. Or both. Or maybe I'll just call it Deco-Nouveau :D
I'd say you called it right. :)
Thanks again.

08-14-2003, 10:10 AM
I like #8, its tail and the tree.

08-14-2003, 01:24 PM
These remind me of ancient pottery decorations. The black and white has a great impact and the spirals and swirly thingies keep it moving.