Sunday, 24 June 2012

Giraffiti...

This is week 3 of Kristin's Summer of Colour and the ice cream inspiration this week is Baseball Nuts.  I'd never actually heard of this flavour so am guessing it's particular to America! It's vanilla ice cream swirled with blackberry ribbon and loaded with Cashews, apparently! 

giraffe in watercolour and ink with doodles and zentangles
Giraffiti - Watercolour and Ink doodle giraffe.
I'm sticking with the doodling but this week rather than a doodle dog, I've created a Giraffiti! I was inspired by a TV show we saw where a young female giraffe who , because she was related to all the other giraffes in the zoo in Australia, was transported by land and sea to a zoo in New Zealand to increase the gene pool there.  She was still too young to actually mate but they had to transport her then or she would be too tall for the transportation crate once she got older!  Poor wee thing was pretty stressed out by a 3 day ferry crossing over very rough seas but she got there safely in the end.  

Mostly, I don't agree with zoos because in an ideal world animals would live as nature intended without human interference but this isn't an ideal world and it seems because we keep on destroying their habitats at some point the only 'wild' animals left will be those that are actually kept in captivity so I guess there are zoos out there doing their bit to ensure animals can reproduce safely - and not worry about poachers.  



Anyway,  eco-rant over, I thought that the giraffe was so beautiful and such an unusual looking animal that I decided to doodle one for this week's challenge.  

I love the diversity of art that folk contribute to the Summer of Colour and it's fun to see what everyone comes up with based on the ice cream flavour of the week!

40 comments:

  1. Dont these wonderful creatures have the most beautiful faces? In an ideal world we would never know what a zoo was would we :(

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  2. Wow that's fantastic, it must have taken an absolutely age!

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  3. Love your giraffitti! Valerie

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  4. wow and wow again your fab giraffe is totally gorgeous. Happy SOC, Annette x

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  5. Wow, that is really stunning - I just love the combination of colours and what incredible detail - amazing!

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  6. I appreciate your humor and your eco-rant. I have to agree, especially the rhinos in Africa. Love your giraffitti. S/he is wonderful!

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  7. stunning, love how you captured movement and attitide

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  8. I love how you come up with this ideas. :) She is looking fantastic! I don't agree with zoos either.

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  9. Oh...your doodling is amazing..you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Looking forward to seeing what you do next week now!! Jan x

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  10. Wow, I love your doodling. It's amazing.

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  11. Oh My Goodness!! I love this--exceptional!!

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  12. That's so clever and unique to do the giraffiti! Wow! It's amazing! I've never heard of baseball ice cream either... but I should think it would have peanuts in it, instead of cashews... and maybe sunflower seeds or Cracker Jack popcorn!

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  13. I have always LOVED Giraffes! I'll never forget when I was at a Safari Park years ago, I had my window open(in an area that was allowed)and all of a sudden, out of the blue, a Giraffe stuck it's head in my window and ate the tangerine that was on my lap! It frightened the life out of me, lol! They are just so pretty aren't they? Those beautiful eyes...
    Anyway, I am loving your designs - they are amazing! And again, this works well in both black and white and in colour! :0)

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  14. Absolutely awesome! Love her large shiny eyes!

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  15. Wow! Fantastic giraffe creation! ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. I love your work, it's so interesting!

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  17. oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you don't mind if I pin this to Pinterest!

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  18. This is absolutely breathtaking. What a gorgeous creation. LOVE IT so much. Brilliant work what you have done.
    Lovely gree
    Marja

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  19. Love the wit in both the title and the art. Totally brilliant! The whiskers are a master stroke!

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  20. Oh my goodness, your Giraffiti is sooo wonderful. I adore her.

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  21. I love your art. It has a magical warm feel to it.

    Karenx

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  22. Amazing giraffe! I made my daughter come in the room to look at it- we have both been staring at how magnificently you used the patterns and colors here!!

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  23. Wow! Love your art. And the title!

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  24. Your giraffe is AMAZING... gosh I love the doodles... and the watercolor... expressive and beautiful...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  25. Giraffiti! You are so clever. And I really love your Giraffe. He (She?) is quite handsome. Beautiful eyes.

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  26. I love this! Your Giraffiti looks awesome. Love how you used the textures/patterns... very clever/calm looking giraffe. :)

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  27. Oh my gosh, I love this! I'm in awe....

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  28. oh wow!! I am stunned! This is really great!!! :)

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  29. Your giraffiti looks awesome!

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  30. I had not been by, recently due to other factors in my life that are demanding my time, Nicola. Wow, was I ever surprised. What you call doodle art is fantastic! I liked the ink version just as much, before you added color.

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  31. I love how you created this, the designs are wonderful as is the giraffe. I also am not a fan of zoos.

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  32. I love your animals and this giraffe is fantastically stunning. I love the character she gives off. I would call this high end doodle art. ;)Very cool.

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  33. Saw this on FB and loved it there - it's stunning!

    See you next week at SOC :o)

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  34. So loving all your animals.. saw it on fb and voted for you... Hope you win!

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  35. Absolutely wonderful! Definitely first prize material! Congratulations:-)

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  36. Did you win? Did you win? Come by for a visit!
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/06/freaking-friday-fantabulous-giveaway.html

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