A Art Card Diptych Drawing

In response to feeling a bit stir crazy from all the red ink I’ve been stippling on my Scarlet Macaw, I decided to take a brief break to work on a smaller project. I’m calling this piece “Butterfly Flowers”. It’s a drawing that’s actually drawn across two art cards. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of using two cards before but I find it to be a neat little idea to create a diptych piece on art cards. I may even try doing triptych in the future.

Anyhoo, I was in the mood for something that involved butterflies and flowers. This was inspired by a few tattoo designs and has a more design feel to it. I’ll get back to the Macaw when I finish this one but I have to admit, this was a much needed break, I was starting to resent that red parrot for how much work it required. Ever get angry at your own artwork?

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8 thoughts on “A Art Card Diptych Drawing”

  1. It/they are lovely. 🙂

    Do you think your frustration with the Macaw is because of the red ink? If so, try wearing some sunglasses in a tint, maybe, to change the red to a grey or similar?

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    1. Thanks Val. It’s really just the effort that goes into building up layers of ink in order to get the red to appear vibrant. It’s more tedious and time consuming than what I’m used to but I suspected it would be. So I’m taking a brief break to work on something else and then get back to it. Thanks for the suggestion. 😊

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    1. …maybe angry is a bit too strong of a word. I feel more so frustrated. I was hoping to be finished with the Macaw by now but it has turned out to be more daunting than I had anticipated. My patience wore thin and I felt it was time for a break.


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