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Ragtime Flamingo by Lyekka Ragtime Flamingo by Lyekka
Fullview please. The thumbnail looks poor.

This piece was done whimsically and without too much depth, which is a bit unusual for me because I always go through methodical thought to conjure up an image. I always pictured flamingos to be very sassy creatures, and who would be at home as ragtime dancers or flappers in the 20s. So, thusly, here is a ragtime sassy flamingo for some reason!

About 12x17ish. This piece is scratchboard, watercolor, and about 20% digital (background textures).
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rainyXskyz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, Im loving your scratchboards. For some reason, its hard to find scratchboards that are illustrative; they are almost exclusively rendered. Props to you.
How do you achieve such smooth lines?
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Emeraldgreen46 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Perfect.
I like everything.
perfect balance.
Nothing to whine about...................
Hmmm. How anoying.
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of your best yet. The color palette you achieve with this technique continues to astound me. It takes such a dedication to work in this art form. Thank you for keeping it alive.
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I cheated a bit though! I used photoshop to make the lacy background! ;)
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just had a discussion with a purist photographer who is against post-processing in photoshops. I told him that I am was a purist around post-processing, because to me it is all an artistic process. Why should anyone care if the dynamic range from the camera was crap, and it was fixed in post-processing? For me, the camera is just one step in an artistic process.

I spent a lot of time when I was a child, in a darkroom. Do you think film photographers got it right that often? A GREAT deal can and is done in the darkroom. With digital cameras, the darkroom is Photoshop.

I see it that way in all art. what ever you do to get to your final great outcome, it is all part of the artistic process.

You keep your art-form alive. Any dalliance in other media is surely forgiven. LOL
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Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
YES! FLAMINGO! :D
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Flamingos!!! <3<3<3
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Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Flamingos!!! :D
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Azrael-Nekhbet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Beautifully dark and dynamic. Looking at the title and your comment I then thought of it as a sort of ghostly apparition. I love it^^
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