Doodle Painting | Rafflesia part 1

in elegance •  9 days ago

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Here's my latest doodle painting project that I completed today! This is just part 1 of the project and I will continue with part 2, the actual painting, tomorrow. I am currently working on a portrait commission and I hope to finish that by Friday. This doodle painting is another project on top of that portrait. A number of people have been commenting to me personally how consistent I am in pursuing my art. Many were actually surprised when I mentioned that I am doing this on so-called part-time basis because my main role at this stage of life is to taking care of my kids! Yes, I am a work-at-home-mother and I have two children age 8 and 4. So I do art on my "spare time" which I don't actually really have. But if there is determination, there is always a way. To be honest, art is a skill I am truly proud of even though I am not that good as compared to a lot of artists on this platform. But I have no interest to compare myself to others and just enjoy what I am doing. We have a special phrase in Malay for people with that kind of attitude - SYOK SENDIRI. It basically means "full of oneself". Heck, call me whatever, I don't care ;)

So yeah, I named this piece "Rafflesia". Have you ever heard of this term before? Rafflesia is the biggest flower in the world!

"Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants. It contains approximately 28 species, all found in Southeast Asia, mainly in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines." ~ Wikipedia

The flower was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, a British stateman best known for founding of Singapore and the British Malaya.

I have never seen this flower in real life but my sister did. She said it smelled like a corpse! Yuck! But I would take a picture with it anyway despite the foul odor LOL.

The progress photos:

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Thank you for checking out my post! I hope you like my art and give me a follow :)

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My previous posts:

A Busy Day

My Doodle | People Above Things

Doodle Painting | Time Never Waits

Doodle Painting | Be Still

Doodle Painting | Don't Stop

Doodle Painting | Where We Grow

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Nice! That looks really good even without colors. Looking forward to see the result :)

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Thank you! I love it without colors too :)

Fine doodle art! And I particularly like this line of your narrative since it rings true for so many people: "So I do art on my "spare time" which I don't actually really have."

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Very true, isn't it? We have to make time to have spare time LOL

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Thank you Adele :)

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Thank you for your kind support :)

Hello @coloringiship, 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!