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BETTA SPLENDENS

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Betta fish. There are certain elements of the natural world that are total headscratchers to me.

Butterflies, for example. Their beauty is unparalleled yet why are these insects given this level of craftsmanship, while others like the fly are left gray and unappealing?

Bettas fall into the same category. The Flamenco dancers of the sea. Their fins are hypnotic. I decided a series of these gorgeous creatures might be necessary.

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So, I made a time lapse of one of my last drawings, Papaveraceae. A tiny and super fast view of how I work.

Bleeding ink makes me feel a bit like an alchemist, experimenting.

I hope you like it.

Beth Brganca Bell – Poppy timelapse from Mike Bell on Vimeo.

PAPAVERACEAE

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This is a new piece- poppies being one of my favorite flowers.

All of their papery beauty and macabre symbolism…

CRAFTING, UNHINGED

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This is the story of a mother who, while trying to introduce her children to the wild world of camp-style crafts, went off the rails and obsessively wove a 30″ x 20″ god’s eye. And of course it was made with the thinnest of yarn AND features multiple levels.

Repetition is a drug.

STRAWBERRY FLOWERS AND LEAVES LIKE MAZES

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One of the benefits of drawing is that you become intimately involved with your subjects. I have a very close relationship with squash flowers, for example. We’ve spent many hours together. The tightly twisted petals check most of my boxes: organic lines, repetition, curves…  These are a few elements that will be built into the new EMBEE STUDIO website. Is it strange to have such strong feelings about vegetables?

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SNAPS, DRAGONS AND BIRD

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PURPUREA PARADOXA

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