Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Swarm of.... what!

I was looking forward to lots of challenges this week and had lots of ideas, but as the days went by I became so busy at work there was no time for art.  For the  Three Muses Challenge where the subject is animals,  I had wanted to do a painting of a King Penguin, but knew I wouldn't have time this evening, so I went the quirky route and did what else...  a swarm of zebra!

I wonder if a swarm of zebra make the 'bzzzzzz' noise
My aim was for a pictured book style and painted the background in watery acrylic paint and tried to do some layers but hadn't used water colour paper, so the paint layers are not as many as I would have liked to do.

The baby zebra image was found on a wild life site and I printed out 13 of them in different sizes before colouring their white stripes yellow.  The wings are painted in Lumiere Halo Pink Gold,  cut out and glued to the background.  I thought the stamp 'Think and Wonder' from Artistic Outpost was the perfect match and completed the piece by stamping it in Ranger Coffee Archival ink.

It was dark last night when I had finished and I couldn't take photo's which didn't have big shadows on them.  Even at 8 am this morning there are still shadows from my lamp so apologies for the very bad photography.





15 comments:

  1. Wow! You must have taken an age to do this Liz! It's just fantastic! A fanciful swarm of little zebra bees! Great imagination! xx

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  2. A wonder indeed! I'm loving your originality. What a fun, delightful piece of art, Liz. xx

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  3. oh yes, i think and i wonder;) i love your buzzzzing zebras very much!

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  4. Very clever work Liz!
    I love the description of all the process.
    Your BzzzzzZebras are really cute!
    Bravo! :)

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  5. Wheeee! Flying zebras! Very nice work and thanks for your comments on my blog.

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  6. I love it ! ....great imagination . :o)

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  7. What a magical piece, Liz...love it!!

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  8. A beautiful fantasy- such wonderful color and full of joy!

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  9. Liz, you have captured the picture book look to a T and the whole piece is wonderful. Above all I love to hear about the process and you never disappoint.

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  10. Oh, that is brilliant! I never thought of bees as tiny winged zebra before.

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  11. Since when did a swarm of zebras become the easy way out? These are great!

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  12. Thanks a lot for telling us how you made this lovely work. It is exactly like a storybook.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it - Liz