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Wildflower

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My first drawn pic in about a year!

And it's a shitty flower :P

Ah well what can ya do.

It's an illustration of that rare orchid mentioned in a recent image. The Orchidaceae Behaniae, or the 'Pink Spirit'. It's a mysterious bloom that has apparently miraculous medicinal properties. Horticulturalists study it for its uniqueness but they do not survive well outside their habitat so they aren't grown as houseplants. The species is slowly diminishing...

But what were to happen if the flower was brought to life in a way that nobody, especially one particularly overworked young botanist, could have possibly dreamt of?

The flower and elements about it will debut in the third Helix installment, which looks like it could be a little while away yet.

So yeah... I'll get colours soon. I'm happy with this as my first pic in a year though! Sorry about the smudges. It comes with the shading.

*goes to wash all the lead off my hands*
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Very-Blueberry-Pie's avatar
lol you should colour this in D:
snowangel-63's avatar
i actually like it... very nice but basic
Griddles's avatar
Ah well, a good way to get back into drawing I guess. Basic always seemed to be my thing...
Demon-Lord-Maxine's avatar
No it's not! It's a lovely flower! Better than what I can come up with.
BB-K's avatar
I thought that's going to be Blood's black lotus but it isn't. Oh well.
Very-Blueberry-Pie's avatar
What the hell? "Shitty flower"
This flower is no shit. This flower is awesooommeeeeeee! Believe it! :D
Griddles's avatar
Okie!*believes happily*
KeeperGryphonstone's avatar
This is well-drawn, Grids, within fair terms since it's been so long since I've seen anything drawn by you. It seems like your own take on a still life artwork. I like Behania's silhouette in the background, and your attention to depicting the flower's characteristics is very admirable, too. Haha. I typically drop something so limiting to my creativity, and go onto something else. There are some aspects of the flower pot that seem too flat though, since your broad outlines tend to trail my eyes away from the shading, but I won't pressure much criticism, unless you desire it. I can tip on this though: when you're shading with pencil, shading the outline into the shadows near it helps produce a three dimensional appearance. At least enough to bring more attention to the work you put into the shading. Overall, my friend, splendid step back into drawing. I hope to see more from you soon. :)
Griddles's avatar
Thanks mate! Glad ya liked it!
KeeperGryphonstone's avatar
No prob'. You've definitely improved. :)
Rogue284's avatar
Pretty good for a year long Hiatus. The lines on the flour look very clean. Behania's silhouette is a nice touch.
Spacewolf78's avatar
Looks awesome, I like the shadowing and such.
Griddles's avatar
It's something I need to do more of ;)
Spacewolf78's avatar
Along with anything you draw yourself.
Tawiie's avatar
i love and i miss your drawings plz do more pics :)
Griddles's avatar
I'd love to do more. What kind of pics should I make?
Tawiie's avatar
i have a friend thats loove gir (invader zim character)(and i love bell hehe my name is BELL-Y-GIR because of that ;) ) well.. there isnt to much cute images of gir so can you make one pic of gir and his friend bell :) well i thank you so much if you do it but is only if you can


PD: i talk spanish so my english is not so good hehe :)
Griddles's avatar
I know a lot of spanish-speakers so that is ok ;)

Sure, I can draw them sometime!
Sphere-in-Matrix's avatar
I missed your drawings. It's a beautiful flower. You work very well, Gridds. ;)

:clap:
Griddles's avatar
Thanks SiM (can I call you that?).

What should I draw next, do you think?
Sphere-in-Matrix's avatar
You can call me Luísa, Loo, Sphere or SiM if you want - it's funny because "sim" means "yes" in portuguese.

I'm thinkin in Blood, Bethany or Bio.
Griddles's avatar
Good suggestions!
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