Walking Pixie Skull

in art •  15 days ago 

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Dried seed pods

Last month I showed you a piece of work called 'Snapdragon Heads', a drawing that I created inspired by the Antirrhinum plants, or snapdragons. I had heard that the dried seed pods can resemble in appearance a human skull, well a few weeks later and my snapdragon seed pods have dried and ready to pick.

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Pixie heads

They do resemble skulls, but to me they look more like a pixie or sprite head, especially with the green collar that curls around the edge of the pod, and some have long pointy noses.

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Making drawings

Inspired by the unusual form of the seeds pods I created some drawings using my drawing inks, dip pen and watercolours.

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Drawing using a drawing ink and watercolours to create initial sketches

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Walking Pixie Skull

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Ink and watercolour on paper

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If you want to see some of my previous ink illustrations check out DWELLING, an illustrated crime novel collaboration between myself and fellow Steemian @dougkarr, set in New York’s Lower East Side. Dwelling is now available in print and ePub.

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Hello @opheliafu, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

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