Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Something Dangerous / Boogies enemy


One of the bad things about Oklahoma --- Scorpions live here !!!


These things are just plain creepy we have them around our house and our little nine pound Shih Tzu has been stung twice by them - He now knows not to mess with them and growls when he sees one
Watercolor on a 140 lb cold press Strathmore Watercolor postcard

14 comments:

Carol said...

Well scorpions ARE creepy, but this came out great!

kazumiwannabe said...

My daughter says : oh wow! (she thought it was a photo). Great drawing! Frightening little thing, I'm glad we don't have these here.

Gillian said...

Oh - shudder - how lucky we are here in the UK not have these critters!
A superb drawing - very delicate.

Nancy said...

YUCK! But you drew it wonderfully - I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't a photo.

Sherry said...

Oh my. I hope you worked from a photo - I know I wouldn't want to be anywhere near one of these lovelies.

Ann said...

Great drawing of a really creepy subject!

MaryO said...

Yes, I definitely would consider these uglies dangerous...but your drawing is great.

Starr said...

The hubby and I were thinking of moving to Oklahoma...now maybe not:-)! I am amazed at your details w/ watercolor. Again you are such an inspiration. I can not figure out how to e-mail you...so my e-mail is wistex1129@live.com. LOL!

Barbara Weeks said...

Fabulous! Many, many years ago when I was a child we lived in Cuba. My sister and I were told to shake out our shoes in the morning before putting them on - just in case. LOL I think we were pretty gullible. Thanks for the great drawing and bring back an old memory!

Deb said...

Well that is just nasty....oh, the thing, not your work. You've captured it very well, and now I have the hebie jebies.

Sandy said...

Yikes, that is amazingly realistic. and I am glad they do not live in New england!!

freebird said...

I can't believe that's not a real one of those things! I really don't like them and we have them here in Arizona for sure. Didn't know you had them in Oklahoma.

ffyrebird said...

Oh my gosh!! You did such a great job it gave me the creepy crawlies!

Glitz Ink said...

that is amazing!!!! it looks so real!!!! thank you for my comment on my blog, and you had asked what kind of journal i was using...that is a small hand*book journal. They are shaped like the moleskines but filled with heavy drawing paper rather than the cardstock that's in the moleskines.

again, your scorpion is wonderful, as is the watercolor of the little girl and her art.....what a great idea!