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332 - AUNT LUCILLE'S OSTRICH - DAVE EDWARDS - COLOURED PENCILS & 0.35mm. ROTRING PEN - 2011 by BLYTHART
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332 - AUNT LUCILLE'S OSTRICH - DAVE EDWARDS - COLOURED PENCILS & 0.35mm. ROTRING PEN - 2011 by 


As of 1st June 2011, this picture has been viewed 269 times, favourited by 16 people and featured 3 times.
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Congratulations Dave!!!
Your beautiful ARTWORK was chosen as our Group’s “Your Best Work of March 2011!" Challenge Cover Image.

FEATURED BY THE DECORATIVE AND TRADITIONAL ART GROUP – 9th May 2011

FEATURED BY THE FANTASY ART GROUP – 15th May 2011

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I have recently been studying some of my old drawings and paintings and incorporating some of the techniques I have tried out over the past few decades.

The herring-bone pattern in the background of this picture is taken from the portrait of Gustave Dore I have in my portraits collection.

When I saw an old photo belonging to Barbara Callahan of Redbubble I asked her permission to base a drawing on it and she didn’t hesitate to say yes I could, so thanks Barb.

I used a 0.35mm Rotring Isograph pen and some coloured pencils to create this fantasy picture. The original photo of a lady on an ostrich is real, but Barb isn’t sure who the subject is, so calls her Lucille.

Here is Barbara’s original photograph.

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blythart, ostrich, lucille, barb callahan, dave edwards, ink, pencil, colour

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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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    One of your coolest, Dave…love the fanciful colors that flow from her clothing to the bird. Great background, too.

  • Many thanks Cindy. I spent ages on the herring-bone background, but it can’t really be seen here unless viewed large. I chose similar colours so it would seem almost as if the ostrich was part of her.

    – BLYTHART

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 3 years ago

    Yeah Dave, this is cool. Has an almost Pop Surrealism feel to it. I bet it did take you forever to do that background though!

  • Thanks Tammy. I enjoyed doing the background. Backgrounds have always been a problem for me since I started doing whimsical artwork, but I am starting to get a few ideas by examining some of my old artworks.

    – BLYTHART

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -over 3 years ago

    Truly beautiful & amazing work! looks like ancient embroidry

  • Thanks … yes, I see what you mean.

    – BLYTHART

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittover 3 years ago

    Oooh Dave – just HAD to take a look at this. And, as always, it’s just gorgeous! Love not only the humor, but also your color combination – masterful!

  • Thanks for that nice compliment Patricia.

    – BLYTHART

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 3 years ago

    Gosh Dave..this is certainly different and very good work
    wonderful colour and great character in this lady..well done!

  • Thanks for your comment Catherine; much appreciated.

    – BLYTHART

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    love the wohderful fun in these works @LIz))

  • Thanks Liz, for favouriting this … and also for favouriting the step-by-step account I did :)

    – BLYTHART

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting! Excellent work!

  • Thank you James.

    – BLYTHART

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 3 years ago

    Wow Dave I love this- I like the vintage feel and the intricate background- its almost like a tapestry effect. Wonderful all round !! x

  • I think it might be the herring-bone pattern that gives this a tapestry feel. Nice comment – many thanks.

    – BLYTHART

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    Dave, this is fantastic. I have looked at it large, and can’t believe the time and patience you must have to attempt something like this, and to do such a superb job. This has to be among your very best!! I just can’t think of enough adjectives to describe how wonderful this drawing is! It is truly exquisite!! I am so honored that you used one of my antique pictures for inspiration to do this! Amazing. Superb. Beautiful. Delightful. glorious, indescribably fabulous!! oh, i think your drawing is really good. hahaha…

  • I think Barbara likes it :) Many thanks.

    – BLYTHART

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Awesome work

  • Thank you Maggie.

    – BLYTHART

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