Friday, May 29, 2009

Art... Bugs... Feedback!

So now that I've been doing my cards for almost 2 weeks, I have to ask:

Which is your favorite?

The easiest way to see all of my bugs so far by clicking the little Flickr slide show on the upper right of my blog.

You can also see them and read about them by clicking the "30 Bugs 30 Days" tag in the tag cloud on the sidebar.

Or you can see some of them in my Etsy shop, but one has sold and another hasnt been included yet.

Please leave a comment and let me know which of the bugs is your favorite! :)



My feelings on the series so far:

I'm so glad that I decided to take on my bug series, as it has forced me to take on a slightly different style and conceptualize the final outcome with that style in mind. I'm looking at/thinking about subjects and art in a new way.

Working in ACEO format of 2.5" x 3.5" means I've had to make adjustments to my usual technique, and has shifted me a little out of my comfort zone of working with photos and keeping things as realistic as possible. The first two bug cards don't have any outlines, and some of the details appear a bit fuzzy to me. For the 3rd bug, I picked up a pen to show a little more detail and add contrast, and I liked it so much that I've done the same on the rest of the bug cards (so far). They look more cartoony than realistic, and it's been interesting to explore ways of keeping things somewhat realistic, while playing around with colors and using my imagination more than usual. I'm not used to allowing myself to be whimsical.


11 comments:

Flight Fancy said...

They are fantastic! i love the swallowtail catapillar, and the dragonfly. I hearted your shop for later, I'm addicted to aceos. What a fun series!

Kate8085 said...

Honey bees (#6) is my fave!

Jessica said...

I like the dragonfly, but I think the luna moth is my favorite!!

Kelly said...

The Dragonfly!

DipYourToes said...

I've awarded you an Honest Scrap Award. Check out my blog for details http://worthburning.blogspot.com

Pat said...

I like the praying mantis. I love your flower paintings too.

katiev said...

haha! it's hard to pick just one favorite, i think you had a really great run of awesome between days 4-8 (dragonfly, cicada, bees, wasp, mantis) and I also like the luna moth and the hummingbird moth.

does that narrow it down?? whee.

hedgehogstudio said...

I love the dragonfly, but I will have to keep checking back to see what else you create!

SleightGirl said...

I love the fuzzy ant! Though I'm not a fan of them in real life, the picture makes this one look so cute!

Doris Sturm said...

This is a tough one! I'm torn between the dragon fly and the honeybees and I think the grasshopper is great as well as the fire ant ...but that won't do!

I will have to go with my beloved honey bee because I love the color composition in the card...it actually reminds me of golden honey and that's my story and I'm sticking to it...oh, wait ...maybe (just kidding!)

Jen said...

There are ants in my pants over your ants!