Spiral by Vanella Mead


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Hand drawn A2 image on cartridge paper with a G-Tec C4 0.4 pen probably took about a year to do, but I don’t pay attention to the time or the drawing until it is nearly complete. Just been looking to buy some more pens and found out the drawn line is only 0.2mm!

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winner of the Patterns challenge in Finks in Ink


animals, birds, bubble, carved, doodle, organic, pattern, seaweed, spiral, surreal

My artwork is drawn from all walks of life and is based on everything I see and add it to my complicated doodles and weird abstract works.

I work almost exclusivity in monochrome but sometimes a little colour will creep in. I am influenced by Geiger, Salvador Dalí and M. C. Escher.

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  • jenfinger77
    jenfinger77about 6 years ago

    gorgeous crop. love it

  • Thank you although I’m not sure what you mean by a crop

    – Vanella Mead

  • jenfinger77
    jenfinger77about 6 years ago

    i think the image is really well-framed/positioned

  • jenfinger77
    jenfinger77about 6 years ago

    and i just realized it was drawn, not a photo of a carving. sorry if i missed your sarcasm. just trying to offer my compliments

  • no sarcasm thank you very much :)

    – Vanella Mead

  • and a huge compliment that you thought it was a photo

    – Vanella Mead

    MERCAabout 6 years ago

    Very interesting work !

  • Thank you Andy, this one took about a year to do and I love it

    – Vanella Mead

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakeabout 6 years ago

    Unbelieveable detail. I love the overall spiral as well as the individual elements.

  • grthink
    grthinkabout 6 years ago

    I love your work… this one stands out for me because of the movement in there. Great stuff.

  • thank you very much

    – Vanella Mead

  • Deborah Milligan
    Deborah Milliganalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful work vanella

  • helene
    helenealmost 6 years ago

    Amazing detail – it does look like a carving. Great work.

  • kgphotography
    kgphotographyalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous. Well done.

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 6 years ago

    Just wow.
    I saw hands in there………

  • all sorts of stuff in there I haven’t seen it all and i did it!

    – Vanella Mead

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