June 30, 2011

Zelda Zany on Duty



Every now and then a Bird Drawing just screams to be brought to life.  That’s what happened here.



Armed with my handy-dandy moleskine, my black pen and a ruler…..I straightened things up a bit.  I would’ve drawn more birds, if I had the room.  For the coloring book print of thisClick here and download.



Here’s Zelda in all her zentangle glory.



Good thing she uses an umbrella, didn’t know where else I’d bring in those rainbow colors.



This was a fun one to color in.



Macro detail.  That black line was bugging me, cuz I couldn’t pull off the black-stripe-on-the-bottom-of-the-lane-look.  Photoshoped it out in the final version.



Zelda Zany…..she was so excited when she landed her first job.  There was a certain status to being a lifeguard.  Some of the younger birds liked to get her wet which broke up the monotony.  What surprised her most was how utterly bored she was while working.  To help keep the boredom at bay she would imagine “worst-case” scenarios as she watched the kids.  In them she’d be needed to help or save a life.  As she clocked out, she had to smile because she saved 3-4 lives that day (even though they were all in her head).

Have a safe and fun summer!  Hopefully there’s a Zelda watching you at the pool!  LOL!

4 comments:

Jp said...

Omg. You amaze me once again. At first, I was disappointed not to have the lifeguard in a bathing suit (and I thought she was PG). By the very end of your doodle and color work, I was absolutely breathless.

Chel said...

I love her! I especially love the water. She reminds me of *ME*, watching Gracie and my nephew swim every day!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

these are so fab Eden!! Wow, I love them!!!!!!!!!!!

Serena said...

FABULOUS work!!

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