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In Bloom by Simanion In Bloom by Simanion
Medium: Watercolour
Size: A4

A commission completed for a friend. It took forever to settle on a design, but I've gotta say I'm pretty happy with the balance here. I've been doing heaps of black and white work recently, which I love, but it was mega refreshing to do a full colour piece :aww:

When naming it I knew it had to have something about "fruits" or "ripeness" or "blooming"... Then I remembered it'd been 20 years since Nevermind and so 'In Bloom' it is! It otherwise has nothing to do with the song, lol.

Hope you like :peace:

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:iconkirstenrowe:
KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just beautiful.  I love the way you use color here...
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bowie-loon123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Writer
This is wonderful! :heart:

This may sound odd, but I feel I should ask permission. Would it be okay if I get a tattoo based on this picture (if I show you a photo of it when it's done)?

I'll respect it if you say no, but I have been trying to come up with design representing growth and blooming (which is unique) and this is a thousand times more beautiful than the design I thought of.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :aww: And yes, that would be fantastic! And of course I'd love to see a photo of it once it's done :happybounce:
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely shades of colour :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! I think it didn't actually turn out how I expected colourwise, but that was a good thing :D
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:iconwebbugt:
webbugt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, really clean for watercolour work :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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:iconandreareno:
andreareno Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very interesting drawing. thumb up. Wishing all best
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :hug:
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:iconmyronavitch:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Nice control for a W/C bloom design. I'll check you out on F/B.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thanks! Yeah there is some more...obscure stuff there :lol:
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:iconmyronavitch:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
You're welcome.
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:icontablis:
Tablis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a stunning watercolor art and and an amazing concept!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much! :aww:
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:iconcutlerytongue:
CutleryTongue Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I always love watercolour works <3
amazing.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They are such a joy when you manage to get them right :D Or even when they're a complete mess, haha. Thankyou :aww:
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:iconparkashn:
ParkashN Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cute
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks :aww:
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:iconsmoludozerka:
Smoludozerka Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great! i like how it's both a wacky/abstract-ish design but also somehow delicate.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Yes..my mum keeps telling me I could do jewellery design. Lol. Guess it could be kinda fun, especially if the profits made are proportional to the cost of jewellery!
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:iconthesvetislav:
thesvetislav Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Look like some ancient card! I like the work!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah I like making that effect :D
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:iconfairyfoogoo:
Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was a flower that looked this amazing :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
...me too. I'd certainly have one in my room, in an appropriate pot. :D
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:iconhermesthoth:
hermesthoth Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
super
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconsaphirazarroc:
SaphiraZarroc Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is beautiful~! :love:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconzer0nyx:
zer0nyx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rainbow!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Approximate rainbow symmetry.
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:iconzer0nyx:
zer0nyx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconahhta:
ahhta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. :tux:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :aww:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It's blooming so much that it's dancing.......wow...It's lively!

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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow thankyou! :hug: I wish flowers rhythmically danced..
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
:iconnoosha7:.....:icondance-4u:...i could find more:D
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:iconmonaco29:
Monaco29 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Great work!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :peace:
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:iconmonaco29:
Monaco29 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
welcome!
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KelsieZombie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
:O
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, nice blue face you got there.
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KelsieZombie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
haha i love the emoticons on this site, oh btw hows my pic coming along? :3
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah I haven't been able to do any more since we last talked! Sorry :( I've only just finished that publication work this week (I may post one of the big illustrations soon) and then spend the latter half of this week (like two days) making a business card for a close friend, who needs them for a specific event which occurs before I get back from overseas (I'm going to Thailand/Laos for two weeks from tomorrow!) haha. Been a bit chaotic. I understand if you'd like to give the job to someone else to do, but I assure you once I get back your logo and cards are the first things on the list! :nod:
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KelsieZombie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
haha i understand. i have some artwork i need to do thats piling up. thats super exciting you get to go to thailand! im way jealous! and im not giving this to anyone else. theres nobody else id rather have do it. :))))
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psychotic-cookie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It stands out really well!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! The secret is using black...I think. Lol.
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psychotic-cookie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, whatever it is. It looks great. :D
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alanmedeiros Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing! LOVED!!!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :bounce:
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unveilpure Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
yeah! nice patterns and the usage of colour
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