|"Hidden Art" combines my love for animals, nature and comics.|
How many animals do you see?
Have you met Jelka's wonderful little pet Hydras? These dolls are fully posable and carefully handmade. They are 42cm (about 16 inches) long in total.
Pet Hydras are cute and kind (well, most of the time) and can be very curious. They like to hide in pockets, drawers (preferably with your socks) or in cardboard boxes. If you build them a nest, they might stay there for a while, but their thirst for adventure keeps them restless. Can you imagine sharing a body with two other heads? I wonder how these guys manage to walk in a straight line without arguing all the time! Well, sometimes they do disagree with one another.
Would you like to give one of these charming little rascals a new home? Then this contest is your chance to win one!
Here’s the uncoloured Hydra design sheet I drew as a pattern (maybe you know this kind of contest from the fabulous “Worms and Bones”?).
You can add wings, horns, spikes, antlers, fins and anything else you like to the design. Everybody who likes to participate can download the sheet and design a new Hydra. You can change the outlines however you like. You can also draw your own Hydra sheet and post it!
The submitted designs will be judged on originality and fun-appeal. For the winner, Jelka will make a posable Hydra doll from their design and send it to them (free shipping worldwide).
How to participate:
Copy the Hydra sheet or draw your own.
Design an original, unique Hydra. Use any media you like.
Add the link to your design in a comment below this journal, so that we can find it easily.
You can post up to three design-sheets (link each one back to my DA page and this journal)
The prizes are:
First prize: A posable Hydra doll made from your design
If there are lots of entries, we’ll add more prizes.
We won’t comment the submitted designs, though, to avoid showing any preference.
This contest will be open until 31th of August 2014, 3 pm European time.
Okay! Let the contest begin!
Have a great day.
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Hi! I'm Rieke, a traditional artist from Germany who grew up drawing comics and cartoons, animals and nature and simply loves to draw and paint. I’m mainly self-taught, but learned how to use acrylic paints at a College of Further Education.
I'm one half of a creative team of sisters who work together closely, so I'm glad to have a spare brain, pair of eyes and hands roaming the house.
My older sis, Jelka , creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind art dolls and I'm happy and proud when I can paint their faces and body parts.
Jelka is also a great author and comic artist and helped me to improve most of the artworks you can see in my gallery.
My family and pets, telling stories, humour, learning about animals and the search for chemical-free insight keep me together.
I can't tell you about all my projects and ideas because I prefer to show finished works than talking too much. My art tells a lot about me and my personality, anyway.
Interests: caring for my pets (2 dogs, 1 cat), learning about nature and animals, traditional art, music, yummy organic vegan food
Favourite musicians: The Beatles & Paul McCartney's solo works, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Brian Setzer & Stray Cats, Tori Amos, Mari Boine, Sonny Landreth, Neil Innes & The Rutles, Sting, Rory Gallagher
Favourite authors: Terry Pratchett, Cesar Millan, Scott McCloud
Favourite artists: Don Rosa, Mort Drucker, Tome & Janry, Rien Poortvliet, Paul Kidby, André Franquin
Favourite words: Brot (bread), FWOOMP, Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant), Pi-pa-po, GLOOING
Traditional art commissions: Finally made a price list, yay! See my DA journal here: rieke-b.deviantart.com/journal…
NO LLAMAS, please!! I don't collect them and I feel guilty when I can't return them.