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February 22, 2017

Scribble Picnic

Today I'm joining Michael for his new art co-op or rather a Scribble Picnic. Go here for more information about Scribble Picnic and how you can participate, plus, there is a giveaway for this week's kickoff. Today's theme is Octopus.
Bonny & Kat
Bonny & Kat - the complete, though uncolored, piece (click on the image for a larger view)
closeup 1 (click on the image for a larger view)
closeup 2 (click on the image for a larger view)
Actually, I wasn't going to do anything but then you know, I start drawing and here is this piece - incomplete as you can see. I spent a lot time drawing so no time for coloring. This would be like my very organized, very full of stuff, mostly fake artist studio with a floor covered in paint litter. And of course, a tree house studio for the little octopus artist. Why not, he's an artist. I've named these two Bonny and Kat. Guess which one is Kat? The octopus, of course. Kat is a fictional creation so he doesn't need to be in the water, that's the way I see him. For more takes on the theme of Octopus, go here.

35 comments:

  1. Delightful studio. I love it. I love your companion as well. It's a dreamy picture.

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    1. dreamy, probably since such creatures would not exist.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  2. Just adorable. I wondered what you would come up with and you have not disappointed. Just love all the detail and how your drawings evolve. I thinks there is a story for these two!

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    1. Totally agree about not disappointing and want to know more of the story!

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    2. there is always a story, even if I have not written it.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  3. This is sooo cute Lissa and fabulous details as always!

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    1. yes, I think it's cute too.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  4. You know, that is so funny, Lissa, as it didn't occur to me that Octos have to remain in the water when I did my silly piece. And sure, why not have yours totally out of the water too? I had to chuckle at your "mostly fake artist studio" comment, Lissa. I'm going to say, "dream studio"! Ha, I just heard Alexandra exclaim how brilliant you are from across the way in her studio! then she said, "she is so brilliant! An Octopus tree, an octopus painting. So clever and so detailed. Amazing!" Well, those are thoughts exactly so might as well jsut quote her. I really think you must have a VERY analytical mind, or at least an attention to details in things other than art to be so detailed like this. I could look at this for so long and sometimes do that--come back to your piece to look at again, usually finding new discoveries along the way. I hope you get to finish this and show us! In fact, think it coudl work for "cabin" our next theme. f you focused on the den in the tree perhaps? Anyway, well done. Kudos to you for all that time spent. Such an engaging story here, noticing now too the girl painting in the tree den. Thank you so much! I know you don;t like to receive giveaways but am entering you too into it. Thank you for the lovely write up too, Lissa.

    P.S. And yes, I noticed the new icon on top and blog name. :D Love it. I thin kyou, of all people (aside from Alex) can understand the desire to freshen things up adn do something new--like this new art collective! I have to say, I still prefer the blog as one gets to see pieces bigger and more a of a write up on each, plus it's great to discover new blogs well presented, like Cassie's this go around.

    Thanks again!

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    1. octopus and water didn't really occur to me at first but this is a fictional creation so it didn't matter.

      I don't analyze things, I just draw/add whatever I thought fits into whatever setting that I'm creating. all the things surrounding the studio are really things that I want for my studio, I really do like having my things in boxes, in fact, that's pretty much my idea of organizations because there is usually a big mess while I work on a project.

      the octopus studio treehouse is a last minute idea but the octopus is always thought of as an artist in the beginning, so he should have his very own studio.

      yes, I am forever changing my blog header and at some point, there really is no name as I wasn't so sure but I've settled on 'rainswept' for now.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. I like your comment about boxes! And yes, expected you to say you don;t think your pieces through which seems crazy as they are so well done! :)

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  5. Lissa, looking at your detailed piece, do you draw it on paper then scan in? I can see lines that have been changed I think . Love that hand to paper contact. That is what I did too. In fact, i did THREE line drawings in my sketchbook to get the octo jsut right and even started colouring it with coloured pencil.

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    1. yes, I draw on paper with pencil and the scan them in so you can see the erased lines and sometimes I crinkled the paper so that shows too when I use photoshop to fix it but I sort of like the faded lines plus the paper texture sometimes shows through as well

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  6. Finally, one more thing: Actually, you can a comment on Serena's, Lissa! I had that same issue, but there is an option to leave one from google/blogger. Try again. And perhaps let her know that FB is first option. thank you for alerting me to that.

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    1. really? have not notice this option. I sometimes see it for google+ but not facebook, I don't know, I try something a few times and just quit, guess they should make these options easier to see or else, I pretty much ignore it.

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    2. Hi Lissa,

      You should be able to just scroll down below the Facebook Comment form as the Blogger one sits directly below it. Is that what you see? That said, I'm leaning towards removing the Facebook comment form as I rarely visit FB anymore. I only added it to my blog to make it easier for people who used other blog platforms that clashed with Blogger when it came to leaving comments. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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    3. All done, Facebook comment form is now gone. I hope that makes it easier for you. :)

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    4. actually, the only thing I saw is the log in link and when I click on it, it ask me to log into my fackbook. I didn't see any options.

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  7. WOW! You entry for this week is absolutely AMAZING!! So much detail...so much talent! Love it!

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    1. thank you. your piece is wonderful too, just left a comment on your blog.

      have a lovely day.

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  8. Wow, so detailed. Very clever!

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    1. thanks. & thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  9. i love every inch of this drawing!! it's amazing!!

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    1. thank you. I love drawing it.

      have a lovely day.

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  10. Hi Lissa,
    Very creative as usual. I have missed your wonderful detailed pieces. I can't wait to see it finished. Please make sure to show us.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. I will try to finish this and will probably post it next wed.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  11. WOW!! The details! I can't believe ALL the details in your sketch!
    Awesome.
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

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    1. thank you Grandma Nancy & thanks for visiting, I hope you have a lovely day.

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  12. I see quite a few representations of octopi here! All those wonderful details. Your little artist appears to be very accomplished - as are you. Wonderfully done!

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    1. my little artist is very accomplished, thanks.

      have a lovely day.

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  13. Lissa, you have some of the most incredible detail in illustrating than anyone I've ever met. How long does it take you to do a piece such as this? Wow! Do you think you'll finish coloring it? I sure hope so as I'd LOVE to see how you choose to finish it. Fabulous!!! :)

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    1. I think I finished the drawing in two weeks or maybe less, I don't actually try to keep track but I was working on it from the first time Scribble Picnic was announced. I think I might even added more things if I didn't stop myself.

      I'm going to try to finish the colors and post it on wed. at least, I hope I can.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  14. Wonderful! I could look at this all day! You (and Kat) are so talented.

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    1. I did sort of look at it all day too, mostly trying not to fill out the spaces too much.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  15. absolutely wonderful and charming,
    so fun to see the details.

    I hope you share it again when it is colored completely.

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