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Sunday, April 26, 2015

"The Dancing Rhino" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Doodles."

I struggled with this and spent far too long on it. I can't draw, so I used "simulated" doodles. First I created separate swirl, star and triangle layers. I didn't think they truly qualified as doodles, so then I tried adding various elements, but none gave me the look I wanted. Then I found the darker swirl and circle pattern image, which I have used in the past. I thought it contrasted nicely with the background, and it was what I was looking for. My final step was to add various paper strips of text. I love how the final result came out, so it was worth the effort.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

7 comments:

arianezuber said...

Great ;) makes me smile...have a nice Sunday...

peggy gatto said...

This is a "grand" doodle!!!!

Deann said...

This is awesome I adore the whimsical rhino and the great background.

Annie said...

No better entertainment on a Monday morning than a dancing rhino! He's magnificent and the doodles give him a fun dancing atmosphere. Going away smiling........

Rein said...

Great, love the Rhino!

Sharon Wagner said...

Fun piece. Especially the name!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Quite a high-stepping Rhino! Like the balance of elements in your creation.