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Rose of my heart by vikaherbs Rose of my heart :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 62 13 Inspired by the rococo period by vikaherbs Inspired by the rococo period :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 12 0 Sweet blossom meeting by vikaherbs Sweet blossom meeting :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 19 7 Watching in green by vikaherbs Watching in green :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 14 5 Break by vikaherbs Break :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 15 2 Zodiac: Aries by vikaherbs Zodiac: Aries :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 23 2 Color sketch by vikaherbs Color sketch :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 13 0 Queen Esther by vikaherbs Queen Esther :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 16 0 Happy St. Patrick's day! by vikaherbs Happy St. Patrick's day! :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 28 3 Blondie by vikaherbs Blondie :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 24 2 Waiting for spring by vikaherbs Waiting for spring :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 18 8 Male sketch by vikaherbs Male sketch :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 16 3 In beloved memory by vikaherbs In beloved memory :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 17 13 Sketch II by vikaherbs Sketch II :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 11 0 Sketch by vikaherbs Sketch :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 12 0 Safe! by vikaherbs Safe! :iconvikaherbs:vikaherbs 25 9

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Rose of my heart
Among a wide range of roses and others species in the Rosaceae family, hawthorn (Crataegus) is my top. Many call it weed, complain about ugly smell of blossoms, but everybody runs for help to hawthorn in case of heart weakness.

We have two opportunities a year when to appreciate hawthorn - beautiful white or white-pink blossoms in the spring, and tasty red berries in the autumn.

In my place, hawthorn is going to bloom just now! :-)
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made by colored pencils and black liner, format A4
my technique of blending colors in dozens layers took me over 30 hours
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Inspired by the rococo period
This is my entry for unique contest "Generate your own prompt".
I've been sent to the rococo period of time which isn't my favorite one.
Anyway it wasn't easy to be cool with tons of powder and artificial hair, which decorations often looked more alive than the faces beneath. So my inspiration came quickly in the most easiest form.
Thanks for the opportunity to travel through history.

The exact prompt was: Be inspired by the rococo period of art.
Generated today, April 11th.
Made by black liner and colored pencils.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

As I was born and grown in the communist Czechoslovakia behind the “iron curtain”, I didn’t have a clue about Patrick’s Day for a long period of time. We’ve been taught and brainwashed about great soviet heroes and holidays instead.

Fortunately, we were allowed to keep some of the old myths, legends and fairy tales as well, especially if they didn’t sound too religious. And so we got the hidden wisdom through elves, fairies, witches and other fairy-tale beings.

One of those mythical characters is Vodyanoy - a completely green creature that rules over the waters. Because we don’t have a sea in my country, Vodyanoy usually lives in ponds, lakes or deep river bays. He looks elegant, prefers green or red top hat and has a tailcoat, from which the water is always dripping. We really have a lot of stories where Vodyanoy appears. Some Vodyanoys are good or cute, others are evil and scary, but you can easily recognize them because of green color and water, dripping from their clothing.

The reason, why the Vodyanoy myths came back to me in these days, was the last prompt of the Core group. The challenge was to draw a green picture in honor of the St. Patrick’s Day. I tried to fulfill my intention, celebrating the Irish heritage. I drew for hours but the mind didn’t flow in the Irish mood at all. So much green has caused to me to see more Vodyanoy, sitting in a really green pond.

I would say that no matter how many things you learn in life, cultural roots remains with you for ever.

Thanks for reading and warm greetings to all Irish people! 🍀

With love, Ivana
Happy St. Patrick's day! by vikaherbs

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Ivana
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I wouldn't call myself an artist, I only have a tension to put my feelings down on paper, using common color pencils. My drawings are either abstract or childish naive, in both cases help me to clean the overloaded mind. Occasionally, the drawing process serves me as a kind of prayer, filling my spirit by love and happiness.

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roundtower Featured By Owner 8 hours ago   Traditional Artist
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Zelulu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding 'Warm Grey' to your collection!
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vikaherbs Featured By Owner 2 days ago
My pleasure! 😊
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Foxhatart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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vikaherbs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2019
You are welcome! 😘
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Foxhatart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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fenifire Featured By Owner May 22, 2019   Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
I'm so happy that you liked my work :happybounce:
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vikaherbs Featured By Owner May 22, 2019
My pleasure! Your art is awesome!
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fenifire Featured By Owner May 27, 2019   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :lol: you're awesome! :highfive:
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vikaherbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2019
Thanks!! 😊
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