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Friday, March 16, 2012

Dancing Praying Mantis!

So I've had a kind of "off" week with the kid's having a teacher's workday on Monday and then planning for Caroline's birthday....I showed my new botanical painting yesterday, but I didn't show my little commission I've been working on.  You might have guessed from my title that it features a Dancing Praying Mantis!
It's for a logo of an Etsy artist, I thought it was such a cool project, I wanted to share it!
So on Tuesday, I did two sketches:

 and she chose the second one!  Here's how it looks right now.  I still need to add a background and do a little touch up and then I"ll be done.  It's been a looong time since I do any illustrations and I must say, I've forgotten how much fun it is!
Even though I'm extremely late for the party; I'm linking this with Paint Party Friday.  Go check it out- SO very much beauty to see there!
TTFN,
Stephanie

24 comments:

Crystal said...

I love your dancing praying mantis! So creative ;-)

Catherine... said...

Great praying mantis.. :)

craftattack said...

Love your happy mantis! Beautiful illustration! Hugs, Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

OOOOOh ~ Lovely dancing praying mantis ~ Wow! ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

Victoria said...

Wow...how fabulous..gorgeous works..you always amaze me!What a sweet soulful creature!!

PS: Thank you for your beautiful comments and visits too...they mean alot!
hugs
Victoria

La Abela said...

That's fun! Saludos

Jennibellie said...

This is awesome!! That logo is going to be fab, , tfs, much love Jennibellie xx

Netty said...

Loving your dancing Mantis, such beautiful colourings. Am sure your client will adore it. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's so fun to see your brain work! I laughed and laughed at that praying Mantis. I'm sure it was not as funny as it seems in your post, but I'm laughing hard right now and loving the dance!!

hastingshall2 said...

Fantastic work! I love the praying mantis and the gorgeous flower.

Debbie said...

Beautiful work! Your drawings are so good!

Fallingladies said...

You've gotten so much done since i was here last... Love this piece and the diagonal iris a few posts back!!!

Lynn said...

Oh my, you are good! I like the feeling the mathis emotes here welcoming us into the flower it seems! HPPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Very cute and happy! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anne said...

Awesome idea, fun and happy! <3

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So graceful! Delicate and colourful.

EVA said...

I LOVE this! What a fun logo and what an awesome job you did!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is so awesome already... I can see just how beautiful it is going to be... can't wait to see the finished product... and thanks for your wonderful comment... you are treasured my friend...xx

Healing Woman said...

Yet another creative and imaginative beauty. Who, but you, Stephanie could make magic with a praying mantis?

Annabelle said...

Original and so whimsical. I Luv what you did Stephanie. I am anxious to see how the header turns out.
Your work always inspires.

Annabelle ; )

wednesday said...

You must have had a ball coming up with this! Love it.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a clever, fun illustration of the praying mantis. He looks like he is having a good time. :)

artbrat said...

Love the swirlyness of the wings on the little critter. The whole piece just makes me smile. You're doing a great job on it, as you always do. I can't wait to see the finished piece!
-Brandy

Laura Haviland said...

Dance like nobody is watching...for sure.lol
Stephanie the talented,
Your Dancing Praying Mantis is so precious and wow's me..
Truly amazing like you..
Such a great drawing and painting.
YOU NEVER STOP Going to the next level and so much inspiration shared.
Hugs,Laura.xoxx