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The Tripping Bird by amyhooton The Tripping Bird by amyhooton
Sort of an abstract psychedelic cross mixture. There was great satifaction is finishing this as it started out not so great and then the bird ruffled his feathers at me and a mushroom fell out the page along with an orchid flower... :O So I found the picture and story within the painting today. :phew: Just in the nick of time for the contest! :w00t:
Please full view as there are lots of details on the wing and everywhere!

My entry for Sabrina's :iconinthename: "Abstract Mania" contest --> [link]

Chinese black ink, black and silver pen on paper, 27 x 32 cm.

SOLD 7th Nov 2007
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B1L2U3E4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far one of my favorite black and whites you've done! :clap: Awesome as always :D
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! :D
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B1L2U3E4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :meow:
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0Hamster0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Those 'bits' make it look like the whole is disintegrating, and their flow adds dynamism to it all, like feathers falling off a flying bird. The sharp, white-outlined parts by themselves look abstract, but the 'softer', greyer bits join them together really subtly into not-so-abstract (but still a little abstract) objects, and I think that's pretty clever.
I think it would be interesting to see the subject of the painting not being limited by the frame, but instead interacting with it. I think it would be awesome if you let the painting continue and spill off the page and onto your worktop, and you took a photo of the results. :D
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome comment! Thank you. I always appreciate your comments, which is why I always reply so late to them. :aww:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
reminds me of those classic fossilized archep . . . archeopetrix . . . THIS - [link] :D
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very interesting reference! thanks for that.
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CopperColour Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I'm glad you are showing older paintings. I love this. :)
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks Sue. I do too!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Bbrilliant!!!!:heart:

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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
You're welcome!:iconhappybouncerplz:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
very stylish
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I've been thinking of doing some more black ink works. :plotting:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
no problem. they are very cool
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seaspell Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:wow: I love this one so much! it's so magic and strong, very impressive!
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww: I miss it but i know its being loved so :nod:
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FeiticeiraOmega Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
i love it, reminds me of some of the art on ancient walls and pottery and such, yet unified by a more modern technique
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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nick-erard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
awesome vibration between spontaneity and representational line.
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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s-blue-faerie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Student General Artist
Amazing work :)
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
:w00t: Thank you! :aww:
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d-fly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
It's one of those paintings that's a joy to just stare at and lose yourself in. A lot of your paintings are like that!
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thankyou! :glomp: :heart:
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d-fly Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
:) :hug:
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manfishinc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
i love all of your pattern and detail. and the looseness of the black is awesome. excellent work
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
:love: Thank you so much! i really appreciate that! :hug:
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manfishinc Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
you are most welcome
anytime :glomp:
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you! :blowkiss:
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manfishinc Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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Rainyskye Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
I love how the picture constantly intertwines with the background, it's so nicely done! <3
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ooh Thank you! :aww:
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mousette Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Oooooooh that's really unusal! In contrast of the silver and black is just divine! I love the little mushroom and all. I find it very inspiring:)
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you Claire! :hug:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Awesome as a voodoo magic!! I love it!! I see a mushroom at the top;)
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
There are two - one at the top inside the bird and one huge upside down falling out of the picture at the bottom left!
Thank you for loving it!! :aww:
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zaradei Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Gorgeous!! I see two dragons fighting inside the bird too :)
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
WOW! I always love seeing things through your eyes! Its great to have a friend who gets my work! :hug:
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zaradei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
I love your art style because you can picture entire worlds inside of each painting :)
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
:love: Thank you Eugenia! :glomp:
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zaradei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
You are very welcome!
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BenBoyceArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: Favorite past time... tripping my birds off.
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
:lol:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   General Artist
It's crazy, and I love it!!!
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thanks Anna!
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crazymynd Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Love your new palette Amy :love:
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thanks Wilson, I'm sort of going back to my old palette in this, but the silver is new. :D
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crazymynd Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
waiting for some great things!:love:
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
:O I'll have to get painting then! :aww:
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