266 - MACHO FLOWER - DAVE EDWARDS - COLOURED PENCILS & FINELINERS - 2009 by BLYTHART
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When commenting on one of my floral images once, Andrea Verstegen commented:“And it’s not a romantic, sugary sweet floral version either, which is why I like it.”

I liked that comment and decided to do a macho flower, where the petals were held together by screws and rivets, etc.

Catherine Walker will be pleased to know that this is 100% imaginative. I used to do imaginative work many moons ago and then stopped. After chatting with my Redbubble friend Catherine and seeing her lovely imaginative work I decided to start doing the occasional imaginative image … it’s fun to do and even more fun when I’m not sure how it’s going to end up.

I used Staedtler fineliners for this and coloured pencils of course.

It has four levels, which is my way of trying to depict depth. The blue level shows traces of my love of Celtic art, as shown in this old drawing of mine from 1983:

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • KazM
    KazMabout 5 years ago

    Dynamic Design
    Powerful Pattern

  • dimarie
    dimarieabout 5 years ago

    Cool! Makes me think of a warrior flower, all dressed and ready for battle :)

  • Thanks – I was thinking of a battle shield as I drew this.

    – BLYTHART

  • sulaartist
    sulaartistabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work !

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    mask you line at best,yes this would be on a wooden foundation of a battle dressed warrior slinging his killing insturments,distroying all in his path.well done master drawer

  • Yeah – no namby pamby pretty pansy flowers for you and I Walt :) We like rough tough man flowers that fight back when you try to pick them.

    Man Flower was actually my wife’s suggestion for a title, but I preferred Macho.

    – BLYTHART

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Great imagination as always Dave …

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 5 years ago

    Love it Dave, very clever……and tough. Cheers Mel

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 5 years ago

    well done dave..this looks very interesting and very good..kind of a combo of architecture and free spirit..!

  • You’ve hit the nail on the head there Cath. I surprised myself by not using a single reference photo for this. I’m now working on a portrait of Madvlad though, for which I am using lots of photo reference – plus a wee drop of imagination :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateabout 5 years ago

    Very “macho” dave, this is great! I love the juxtaposition of colour too, something I think you do very well.

  • Maybe I should do a picture of man-eating daffodils next :)

    – BLYTHART

  • ashesofgold
    ashesofgoldabout 5 years ago

    beautifuuulllll!!!!!

  • Thank you.

    – BLYTHART

  • MyheART
    MyheARTabout 5 years ago

    excellent:)

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