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December 19, 2011
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Dec 12, 2011, 5:38:40 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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(Contains: nudity)
Here is the final piece along with some of the process.
(you guys said you like seeing those shots so I'll try to show more of it from now on)
I used water-soluble wax pastels, prismacolor pencils, nue pastels and acrylics, on Rives bfk paper.
In the process shots, you're seeing more of the flower process.
I hadn't intended on painting the bees in there until the last minute. So I made some in photoshop, printed them out, cut them up and moved the cut out bees around the painting to try and find nice spots for them to be painted in. When I found a fitting place, I took a yellow pencil, sketched the bees in and used mostly the wax pastels to paint the bees on there. In the 4th panel of the process shots you'll see the cut out and the painted bee
I used Prismacolor nue pastels and acrylics to dirty up the flowers.
I really enjoy that process, it feels good to "mess up" the painting after spending so many hours trying to make everything perfect.
This and the other painting "the Pride" will be shown at the Supersonic Electronic show at Spoke Art Gallery on the 5th of January. If you're around those parts, check out the show, it will be a good one for sure!

Follow me on twitter [link] to see more process shots and to watch me mess up more pieces in the future. You know what I'm talking about if you followed me on this piece for the last week.... uuuuhhh so frustrating but it all turned out well... both pieces.
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
hi! your work is featured in my journal.hope you don't mind!
have a good day!
theirison Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you so much!!
picselart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
saying i love this one is a must
theirison Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thank you!
Perliquin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
your art is ridiculously beautiful
theirison Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thank you for the comments!!
Mizamaru2014 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
i love the colors you used. I also like how the colors you chose contrast nicely.
Lauren0821 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Amazingly beautiful! I want to stare at it FOREVER!!
clairelie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
You're really artistic, congratulations on such a fantastical painting and for the show! Cool shots of the process too by the way.
aquiresville Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wicked. And I enjoy the process displayed next to the work, and your written description, it allows us to get one step closer to the flame. Bravo.
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