Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 8, 2010
Image Size
7.8 MB
Resolution
3978×2988
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
930
Favourites
50 (who?)
Comments
42

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/166 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
30 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2010, 11:12:45 AM
×
Dahlia Pursuit by milbisous Dahlia Pursuit by milbisous
Watercolors on Arches 300lb (640g) CP paper
9” X 12” (23cm X 31cm)


Flowers are not my favorite subjects :( Many times, I’ve wanted to prove to myself I could paint them. But I cannot do it, unless there is...pressure. This was done from a challenge photo on the rookie painter website, deadline is...tomorrow :sprint:

I almost gave up half way through, because my eyes almost went bonkers, first sketching, then painting those crazy petals :dizzy: . I had to keep repeating to myself, that I could do it and here’s the result...

Hope it does not look like “forced labor”, done...under severe stress :D

Thank you for all comments/or favs :bow:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconstarryeyed-nz:
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Belated thank-you for your feedback, I just came back from my vacation. :rose:
Reply
:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
beautifulllll dear Milly!!!:hug:
Reply
:iconpreetikasharma:
PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. It must've been hard to achieve such a wonderful effect.
Hugs and lots of love from India. Keep making more. :heart: :+fav:
Reply
:iconjulemus:
Julemus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Wonderful, just wonderful.
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Thank you, Christel :rose:
Reply
:iconforlornexistence:
ForlornExistence Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
what a beauty! congratulations!
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Thank ou for the "encouragement" :giggle: How was Shanghai? You must have been back by now :D
Reply
:iconforlornexistence:
ForlornExistence Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
yes i am back!:D china trip was always great!
Reply
:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
very beautiful! Its look like a dreams flower! Magical! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Mikko, you're just being nice. But thanks for the...encouragement :D
Reply
:iconcrimzonrose:
CrimzonRose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Writer
You have been featured here: [link]
Reply
:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
It doesn't look "forced" at all, looks great!
I like the background, those little bright points look so cool.
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
:phew: if it does not look like "forced" ;P :whisper: I hope you did not say it just to make me feel better :shh: Thank you, Mario :hug:
Reply
:iconicarosteel:
icarosteel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Not at all. Really, it's a good work! ;) :hug:
Reply
:iconvivalavida:
VivalaVida Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. :love: I like the dark background, it looks a little bit like a fireworks. (which I love)
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thank you :rose:
Reply
:icontheshinyrock:
theshinyrock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
encore une perfectionniste :roll: mais c'est très bien no worries :clap:

et va voir mon journal quand tu auras le temps :bye:
Reply
:iconmssbehave:
mssbehave Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
beautiful my dad use to plant these all the time :)
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
So do yu have a grên thumb like your dad? :) Thank you for your support, always :rose:
Reply
:iconmssbehave:
mssbehave Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
i use to kill cactus lol
but when i was living in WA i got a green thumb and beautiful roses and i was even good growng veggies...i find it very relaxing :)
you welcome!:hug:
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Sorry for the late response, but I've got so many things going on in my life and that slows me down. Growing things is relaxing for many people I've talked to. How I wish I could grow things like you. My fear of insects, and bugs prevents me from working the soil. I just panic when I see them :fear:
Reply
:iconhaleema-a:
Haleema-A Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
WOW this looks amazing:)
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thank you for your kind comment :thanks:
Reply
:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist
turned out beautiful :)
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thank you :rose:
Reply
:iconartman225:
Artman225 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful dahlia!
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I'm glad you think so. Thank you, Brandon for your kind comment. We talked about this before, I am not fond of painting a multitude of petals. But it was a challenge and I had the drive :D
Reply
:iconartman225:
Artman225 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
I don't like painting a ton of petals if they're very similar. I can deal with painting rose petals because each one is so different.
Reply
:iconmagnivon:
magnivon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Its looks like a flower in space...because the background is dark with spots thats reminds stars.
what thats mean; ":This was done from a challenge photo on the rookie painter website, deadline is...tomorrow " what do you get if you do that right and in time?
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
You read my mind. I did want to name it "star gazer" and then I realized stargazer is the name of a type of flower, so I did not want to mislead :D
I love to paint, but feel...lazy at this moment. So that challenge photo gave me the desire to prove to myself I can tackle flowers...anytime, with that little push :lol: "deadline is... tomorrow" means I waited for last minute to have that pressure to paint and finish by that time line. What did I get out of doing it? the...adrenaline rush and the satisfaction I could do it in record time :rofl:
Reply
:iconmagnivon:
magnivon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
You can paint what ever you like!!! also flowers!
but you'r probably need something else to push you to paint; pressure, insperation or challenge! :rofl:
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
You know me well by now, the last minute rush! :lol:
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I know I can paint whatever I like, but I like to paint when I have inspiration rather than pressure :lol: Unfortunately, many times it is...pressure to prove to myself...again and again :D
Reply
:iconmc-blue:
MC-blue Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Beautiful :love: :rose: I love dahlias :nod:
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thank you for being always so nice with kind words :rose:
Reply
:iconmc-blue:
MC-blue Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
You are welcome :sun:
Reply
:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
... but you did so beautifully, delicately done :love;
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
You really think so? Perhaps because the photo ref was not a clear one, it was a struggle. Thank you for always being kind :hug:
Reply
:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
always a pleasure, dear Milly :hug:
Reply
:iconty-dyqween:
Ty-DyQween Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
It looks beautiful! Your frustration paid off :D
Reply
:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thank you for your encouraging words :thanks: :D
Reply
Add a Comment: