Friday, March 16, 2012

What's in My Sketchbook?

Another new sketchbook page to share with my fellow bloggers and creatives.  :)

I've long been wanting to draw and paint spiders as I have a natural fear yet fascination of these leggy creatures.  I won't say that they are beautiful but their ability to weave webs for hunting make them kind of supernatural (magical ??!!) to me. (I'm such a nerd.)

20120306 Falling Spider

I like the idea of a creature setting a delicate glittering trap and then waiting patiently for the prey to move into it. So clever and wicked!

20120306 Falling Spider CU 2

But you can see that in this little page of mine, the spider somehow fell on its back.  No particular reason for such composition.  I just wanted to see what it looks like to place the spider in an environment other than its own web.

20120306 Falling Spider CU

I wonder what causes it falling onto the rocky ground.  Any idea or theory?

20120306 Falling Spider CU 3

I hope you enjoy my little work!

The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday - hosted by Eva and Kristin.  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other!

Cheers and have a lovely weekend! xxoo

p.s. Apologize for the poorly lit photos, have been raining most of the time ...

37 comments:

Kokopelli said...

The prey was too big and tore the net? Spiders are beautiful and perfect hunters. Although I do not like too many in my apartment.

Netty said...

Beautiful work. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Elegant style to your work ~ am wondering if you might turn the page upside down and add more rocks so spider is right side up? ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love your style but not the spider EEEK!!!!

Beadwright said...

I love the spider!!! Your art is wonderful. Great detail and color.
Nicole/Beadwright

Debbie said...

Really great work. I had a hard time looking at the closeup, though, because I'm not as far along in my efforts to deal with my arachnophobia as you are!

Becca said...

I've never thought of painting a spider before to face my fear, but you've done a lovely job here. And why is he on his back? Well, probably someone afraid of him like me sprayed him. LOL Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

I love this....and your style....wonderful work.....the symbolism is perfect in this piece....

Gloria said...

Very nice. I love the warm colors and the spider on his back is awesome. You have a great style. Love it! Happy PPF! I'm afraid of spiders too. tee hee.

La Abela said...

I like your froma draw very clear and precise. Saludos

RobanStudio said...

The work is awesome but for me, not so much in the spider. :-( I don't like spiders because of the wickedness as you point out. Happy PPF! :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the peek inside your sketchbook. That's something I've just started experiementing with. I like your "dots."
Rinda

Christine said...

interesting sketch, and yes, clever and wicked creatures!

Catherine... said...

Hi, love your painting the colours are sharp and love the contrasts... I expect that Mr or Mrs Spider was having so much fun at PPF's and slurped a little to much of the punch on offer and just fell flat on his or her back... :)

Heather said...

ver nice - i like that you took a different perspective of the spider and put her on her back -
happy ppf!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Being a rock-hound, I love the rocky ground your little spider is on. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sadee Schilling said...

Beautiful colors! I hope that little guy gets on his feet again ;).

MimiTabby said...

clearly, the wind blew it out of its web! it will right itself and climb back up.


Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

Nora CG said...

A lot of detail, beautiful work!! I almost felt it falling. Have a wonderful weekend!

bohemiannie! art said...

Hmmm...might be that somebody sprayed poison around him. Hope not. He's beautiful.

Leone said...

This is more like your ole whimsical self and I love it!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Very dimensional spider, you can almost feel the legs coming out of the page, moving. I´m glad I´m on the other side of the screen. ;)

carlarey said...

This is great. I actually felt bad for the spider falling off it's web.

Sophia said...

I'm not a fan of spiders either. so there. hee hee But you did a wonderful job on your journal page. Your rocks are great, too! :)

EVA said...

So nice to see you doing fanciful paintings again! I love this one. I think that spider will be rolled over and off in no time - but meanwhile you caught the wicked clever critter at its most vulnerable.

Lynn said...

I like it very much!

Jenn said...

I love how you are approaching both this fear and fascination by really taking a closer look!!! I like how you added a little whimsy by putting your spider upside down too! :)

Anne said...

Beautiful work, love the delicate lines and colors! Happy PPF !

Ayala Art said...

Your style of drawing is fantastic, makes me want to see more. The colors are beautiful, even if I have to say I do not like spiders one bit hehehe (My family does, but not me)

RainCityGirl said...

Your colors ate wonderful and what a great sketchbook! Happy PPF!

Arianrhod SilverWheel said...

I really enjoy viewing your sketchbook pages. They are so vibrant!

Kristin said...

I don't know why it would fall that way, but I LOVE it - brilliant work with such beauty and detail! Bravo, xo

*jean* said...

i share your interest in yucky spiders! love to look at them as long as they are outside! great drawing & painting! happy PPF!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am not one that likes spiders, but I love your painting. :) Such wonderful colors and details too.

pauline said...

I understand your fascination with spiders and their webs! (Although spiders are almost a phobia for me!) But yes, like you, i can't help but be amazed when i see a spider web. Your illustration is great! Love the stones and the little black dots everywhere. xoxo

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

those stones are so beautifully painted... I really like this piece and think your palette and line work is lovely... xx

Cameron said...

I love spiders....though, I wouldn't want one that big crawling on me....haha!

The stones look great! I'm sorry to say the only spiders I see legs up have perished....makes for an even more interesting composition :)