Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fireflies / Lightning Bugs: #20


I've wanted to do a painting of lightning bugs for years and years.
This isn't a painting, it's colored pencil again, but I am still glad to finally get some lightning bugs done!

The scan on this one wrinkled a bit- when I fixative it, and attach the back, I will probably try and rescan it when it's been made flat!

Which do you call them: Fireflies? Or Lightning Bugs?


6 comments:

Jessica said...

I use them interchangeably. Love this!

nina kuriloff said...

this is a lovely image!

Samantha G said...

Thank you so much! :)

I wasn't sure how the glow effect would come out using colored pencils. I was afraid it would come out looking like a muddy mess!

Doris Sturm said...

That came out fantastic...the dark background really sets it off and makes their little behinds glow ;-)

I call them fireflies!

Samantha G said...

Thank you, Doris!

Jen said...

I use them both I think...hmmm...I will have to pay more attention the next time I see one.