Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Turtledove


This is my entry for January's Nibblefest Art Contest. The theme was combine two animals or more. I wanted something happy to look at but I am not a surrealist which I sort of think this is, so i struggled a bit trying to determine how to execute it. And the result is a multi-layered watercolor which is kind of interesting to look at, eh?

6 comments:

Loredana said...

Erika, it's unusual and funny. You gave a happy touch to this paint!

Lanie said...

I think he's cute! Reminds me of a Platypus! Does he/she lay eggs?

Mark said...

Cripes, what a feakazoid! Love the colours though :)

Erika Nelson said...

Thanks Lore, Lanie and Mark :) I didnt' want him to be scary because I think doves are sweet. Yes, I think it lays eggs but hidden in dirst covered with feathers because they are extra delicate. Mark it's cuuuuuuute! Thanks dahling ;)

Theresa Bayer said...

So, is this a box turtledove? Very whimsical and I like its expression.

Erika Nelson said...

Thanks Theresa he's blissfully turtledoving ;)