Thursday, February 01, 2007

two zebras

zebra

Because Reluctant Nomad is convinced I have a little African in me (though I assured him I wasn't pregnant) I decided to follow up on an idea I had for masks and zebras. The zebra mask on the right is actually based on one from Thailand, but it's freakishly similar to the African one on the left. I've been drawing like a madwoman the past couple of days. Last Saturday I bought a spot on Etsy Showcase and it appeared to have helped increase my profile, so I'm hoping I'll be as lucky this time (Friday).

14 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

Love the zebras - I had a soft toy zebra called Zedgar!

2/2/07 1:27 AM  
Blogger carla said...

Very striking! I've been enjoying watching these drawings appear on the small art blog...they're wonderful! This one has a very graphic look...bold and textured.

2/2/07 2:13 AM  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

Beautiful. You really have a firm handle on the equine motif.

2/2/07 3:11 AM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Great drawing, Andrea! Love the textures and the mythological feeling I get from it.

Glad to hear the Etsy Showcase spot paid off too.

2/2/07 8:56 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I love your drawings! What do you use? You'll have to update us on the Etsy Showcase. I noticed it, but wasn't sure it was worth it.

2/2/07 9:22 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Caroline: Zedgar! I love it. He's fit in here with Zappa and Zulu.

Carla: I actually allowed myself to be more precise with this one (except in the border around the two zebras) whereas normally I try to loosen up a bit to create a more energized feel. I'm glad it mostly worked.

Kyk: Hundreds of hours spent doodling horses in notebook margins when I should've been listening/memorizing formulae/interpreting symbolism/etc. shouldn't go to waste.

Angela and Cynthia: So far it looks like a weekend spot outweighs a weekday spot. I got a ton more hits last Saturday (which translated into a few sales) than I've gotten today.

2/2/07 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea, this is really beautiful (and yes, the video installation, thanks4thatone! *gggg*). I'd love a silk foulard with this painting (ok, I fall for foulards *g*).
Merisi

2/2/07 12:38 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Ooooo.... I LOVE it! I have tons of photos of zebras from when I was in the Serengetti. I think that, of all the animals we saw (and there were oodles) they were my favourite.

2/2/07 7:54 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Really like this Andrea - It is a more complex paper piece than your usual? These are getting more fun and interesting all the time!

3/2/07 1:14 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Zappa, Zulu and Zedgar the three Zeds... hmm... is there a collective name for things beginning with the letter z? Maybe its a Zaba! I used to know a family of Zabas...

3/2/07 9:27 AM  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

The zebra head works beautifully as a mask! Yep, even more convinced that you're a displaced African.

3/2/07 4:34 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Wow Andrea. This is just an intense piece. I love the whole feeling of it. The colors, the textures are insane. It really looks magical and ancient.

4/2/07 8:09 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

What a wonderful painting, Andrea. I've no idea where all the time has got to - but, I realize how much I miss your work when I happen upon it these days.

7/2/07 10:40 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Now this is cool..LOVE those zebras

23/3/09 1:55 PM  

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