Thursday, November 4, 2010

weedy seadragon

response to the "happiness is..." prompt @ Inspiration Avenue



one-line pen and ink w/color pencils

I first saw one of these grand creatures at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga - it was like a Dr. Seuss character was motorvating right in front of my eyes - pure happiness.

22 comments:

still life angie said...

It is very Seussian. I love it. I have seen one of these sea dragons at the Aquarium too. They are captivating.

Bethany Hissong said...

I love this drawing... and especially the texture of the color (colored pencil?). I can see a whole book of these characters!!!

Diane M. McKnight, BFA, LLMSW Artist/Healing Art Guide said...

Very cute and you are right, Dr. Suessish...keep it up!

Kat W said...

Weedy seadragon is very cute. I don't think I've seen one in real life but I love your drawing. He would make a good character in a children's story!

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

Kat :-)

Sandy Coleman said...

A one line drawing? Impressive! And what a bizarre creature. Makes me smile.

suedoodles said...

ooh this definitely makes me happy too -im wiggling on my seat just thinking about it!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

This little critter is making me giggle! This has a feel of Seuss, true, but it's a little more complex and I like that about it.

Magpie said...

Amazing creature! I would have thought it came from your (or Dr. Suess's) imagination! I love the fluidity of the drawing ~ lots of motion.

IVYALLOVER said...

loving this creature! The line work and colors are beautiful :)

Msartist said...

I love sea dragons! I saw an entire exhibit with my daughter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium here in CA.
Great illustration! They are awesome creatures. Hopping in via Happiness Is theme. ~Theresa

priti.lisa said...

Sooo Dr Suess! I love it...it's making me happy too :D)
Thanks for playing, xo

steve said...

Yeah, seriously, that's how I'd react as well. Lovely drawing!

Amanda said...

Came over from Inspiration Avenue. Great drawning and your seadragon is very fun. They are amazing creatures, I saw them in an exhibit here in California too.

artangel said...

What a fabulous creature - I really like your simple and whimsical drawing style, you should illustrate children's books! :)

gemma said...

How adorable.
8-)

Shelinwa said...

Comin over from Inspiration Avenue you did great this week.
Thanks for playing!!!
Come look tomorrow at the theme and play again with us.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Adorable. I've never seen a sea dragon before, either in real life or on paper. I was totally impressed by how you made me so happy with that darling little sea dragon. Great IA challenge entry.

Robin Norgren said...

Oh my goodness-this makes me so happy and I want to just keep marveling at it! Verry very nice...

Plumrose Lane said...

This is fantastic!

see you there! said...

You have created a desire in me to see a weedy seadragon up close and personal. Wonderful drawiing. Now I'm off to dig through your archives.

Darla

dthaase said...

thanks for the visit all - delighted to have had you stop by - come back again and share your work on Whimsical Wednesday

Leah Virsik said...

This is adorable and made me want to respond. I like the line quality and the soft feel of it all. Maybe it's the colors. There's a curiosity about the image that makes me want to keep looking. It looks like watercolor even though it's color pencils.

I read someone else's comment and I do agree he would make a great character in a children's story.