OK. I am really stretching it here. The following is a first attempt at joining mi amiga, Lisa‘s request for taking a shot at “art”. I put quotes around that because “art” is in the eyes of the beholder, and this might not be your idea of art.
Today after picking up my two little charges, I let them run willy nilly through the school yard. They sprang into action, flitting through the dandelions and buttercups, pulling up “flowers for mom”. I spotted this bee, doing just about as much flitting as they were, so I called them over to look. While they ooooo’d and ahhhhhh’d I snapped this picture.
And while they were at the skating rink this afternoon, I sat with one eye on them and one eye on my bee. Drawing. I realize I’m taking a chance here. Lisa is the Queen of Right Brain, and does some amazing, incredible, brilliant art, but I value her opinion, so I’m doing this! Here goes nada…
Travel to the wonderful world of Zeebra Designs and Destinations in Equador and see some real “art”. I don’t exaggerate when I say Lisa’s blog is a beautiful thing.
Thank you, Pravina. 😉
well done xxxx
Much appreciated, Tamar. 😉
Waiting to be discovered?
Haha! So far off from discovery. Just having fun. Thanks, though. 😉
Yes it is definitely art, that bee has real character
He WAS a character, flitting around like that. Thanks for the comment. 😉
I love your sketch, Gemma. Well done. 🙂
Thank you, ad. It doesn’t hurt to try. 😉
Aah Gemma there will be no stopping you now … lovely .. as well as your little busy bee rifling through the clover, I like the way you have simplified the background to a ‘hint’ with real ‘sketchyness’ maybe not a word but perhaps you know what I mean !
Thanks, poppy! I like sketchyness. 😉 You are so sweet.
Whaaat???? It’s gorgeous! You are a photographer AND an artist, no matter how many times you try to deny it!
Haha. You are my best friend – but you know that.
Thanks, kiddo. ❤
I love being BFFs, and that’s why – I’M TELLING THE TRUTH, DAMMIT! Artist, photographer – like it or not, you’ve got it down. 🙂
Yikes and thanks! Just for that, I might try another. Look out!
I loved your bee too. I find that I get so distracted with the clutter in the background that I lose the subject. I was interested to see how you kept the focal point so well.
Thank you, Madoqua. I didn’t even know I had a focal point! Lol. I appreciate you visit. 😉
that made me laugh! you’re so great! z
Love it, the bee and clover pops right out to be seen , great job Gemma
Thanks, Mary. You should know bugs! 😉
this is so great, and i am so proud of you! we lost power last night, and i am on my way to meet a new tour group.. will be back online tomorrow pm.. great work amiga!
😉 thanks, Lisa.
I think your sketch is great. For me, it’s kind of intimidating exposing my art work to the blogging world and the many talented people like Lisa. Yet, it forces me to draw and practice. I like the feeling I get when I sketch…a lot more than the sketch itself, so for me it’s meditative and contemplative. Wonderful job!
Thank you! I’m a little hesitant but I wanted to try. I’m happy to share and get honest (kind) critiques. 😉 And give them.
Also, I love your Gypsytoes. Did you do that?
yes, Lisa is an artist – and she produces art, though often the conditions are not easy …
Part of her amazingness – ( is that a word)
But alas we can’t all be Lisa. And that’s ok.
I think it’s a great rendering of the bee! Good for you!
(Did you change your blog template?)
I did change it but its’ such an ever so slight change. Apparently I like simple and basic. 😉
I noticed. Probably because I’m a graphic designer by day. It looks good – nice clean format for your photos!
Thanks! That’s me. Good and clean. 😉
What an awesome drawling . Ur talents NEVER cease to amaze me
I ‘heart’ you.
Love the Art work. Fun, beautiful, makes me smile. Yep, I will stop anytime to look at something this inspiring. Thanks. Have a great weekend.
Oh. Thank you, IT! Sweetness as always. You and yours as well. 🙂
i went back and looked at your photo and drawing.. when pondering how the image really looks, convert it to grayscale.. if you are tired of looking at the drawing, do a horizontal flip or look at it in a mirror.
your work is strong; the next step would be to darken the background to make the lines ‘around’ the clover disappear/fade into the background..
great work, and i hope that you continue with your art!
I try. 😉