Life by Gudrun Eckleben

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Etching, zinc plate, hard ground, aquatint, brown ink
Traditional printmaking method
This is an artist proof, printed on white Cartridge
Created 2004

This illustration was originally designed for the inside front cover of the book called “BANG” by Siegfried Eckleben, which explains evolution in a humorous way and has a little narrator, a “Quark” (portrayed with his cousin in the top left corner).

• Featured in Colour me a Rainbow (Colour Brown)
• Top 10 in Inspired Art Challenge


animals, brown, etching, evolution, figures, life, nature, printmaking, story

Namibian-bred, lived in chosen exiles for 20 years, returned to the original base…

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  • Murray Newham
    Murray Newhamabout 6 years ago

    love this.. wonderful colour!

  • Thank you, Murray. I also experimented with one print in red and one in blue, but then I thought that the brown version works best for the content…

    – Gudrun Eckleben

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    fabulous detail and such a beautiful design full of life.

  • Thank you, Marion.

    – Gudrun Eckleben

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful x

  • Thanks so much, Anita!!! :-)

    – Gudrun Eckleben

  • Nina Rycroft
    Nina Rycroftover 5 years ago

    This is fabolous, the detail is amazing and the illustration is so much fun!

  • Thank you, Nina!!!!! :-)

    – Gudrun Eckleben

  • stephaniekoehl
    stephaniekoehlabout 5 years ago

    Das ist mein Lieblingsbild von Dir !
    Very beautiful , intresting description & technique ! :))

  • Ach, 1000 Dank – das sind wirklich wohltuende Worte!! :-)))

    – Gudrun Eckleben

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! You are now invited to enter
    this piece into Best of BROWN

  • Yippeee, thank you so much!!! Fantastic news! :-)

    – Gudrun Eckleben

  • stephaniekoehl
    stephaniekoehlabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Gudrun !
    Ich habe doch gesagt , das Bild ist super ! :))))))))

  • Danke, Stephanie, Du hattest wohl den richtigen Riecher!!! Ich bin ja so happy! :-)))

    – Gudrun Eckleben

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