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Blue Rose by robertsloan2 Blue Rose by robertsloan2
Prismacolor on paper, 9 x 12"

This is the Blue Rose drawing that I bartered for my newest glass paperweight. I considered putting it into another category because of the knotwork border and its fantasy color, but finally reading the "Still Life" description decided my florals belong in it. I did the border freehand and it's not as mechanically perfect as if I'd drafted it with a ruler and set of curves, but I like that asymmetry in it. The stem of the rose grows out of the bottom border as if grafted on because that just felt right. So this rose is magical and part fantasy as well as still life. I could see writing this rose into a magical text in a fantasy novel as a quest object. It also reminded me a little of Mucha posters once I got the borders in.
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Chaos-for-eternity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow
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BrickxBlossom2501 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :D
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KittySib Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtakingly beautiful!:D
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AmnesiaRose Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!:D
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akatsukiXkitty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
May I use this for a background?
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Quiet-Artist-Itzel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Artist
Gorgeous!!!!:love:
Love the shading!<3
+favs:3
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Bluegirl1072 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! Very pretty! :)
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Kandu55 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
woooooooow:D soo coool:D how long took it?
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bomaes13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
very beautiful!!!
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Kurumi-Airen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist
beautiful blue rose
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ChipettesRCute Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
SOoooooooooooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!!!!
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converjynx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great colour!
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silentchild01 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the boarders are so pretty , and the rose too , beautiful piece :clap:
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premonition1004 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats really pretty =]
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Thank you!
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iluvdevilschild Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent! My favorite type of rose!
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Thanks!
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured in the following news article! [link]
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thank you! Sorry about the late reply, I'm catching up on old comments.
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gamehengraphics Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. I like the color and how the rose's stem subtly blends into the blue of the bottom knot. It makes it look like the rose it going to wander over to you.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Thank you. This one gained so much attention that it surprised me -- I knew it came out well but it's become my all time most favorited painting.
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yamixhikari Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Blue is my favourite colour, this rose is beautiful! :)
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glitterboy67 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
i love blue roses. to me they are the symbol of the purest beauty. simply amazing.
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student Writer
One word... Beautiful.
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MidnightSun16 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
beautifullleeeeeeee <33
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Thank you!
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kittydacat Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
I like the border around the flower!
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Thanks!
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Kirin-Rosenbaum Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student Photographer
you've been featured in my journal called The Color Blue
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Thank you! Much appreciated!
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Kirin-Rosenbaum Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Photographer
No problem. I saw it and thought of Paradise Kiss.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Neat! I never heard of that, is it a book or a movie?
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Kirin-Rosenbaum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Student Photographer
It's an anime and manga. totally killer.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Ah. I'm not up on most anime and manga, because of my personal tastes -- if it has little kids in it, it tends to put me off. lol
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Kirin-Rosenbaum Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student Photographer
It doesn't have little kids in it.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
That's good to know. Link me?
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KariCamp Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind me featuring your work. I just love it! If you would like to see it's here [link]
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Wow, thank you! Much appreciated. It surprises me that keeps growing, something about it catches everyone's eye! It's not the only flower with dew, not the only floral realism or Celtic knotwork piece I've done, but it just happened to come out as something everyone loves! I gave it to a friend in a swap for a glass paperweight I still love and enjoy, so I smile over this every time because she specifically asked for a blue rose and has a blue rose tattoo.
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KariCamp Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it is a very interesting piece. The color is just so vivid and the dew on the flower looks so real as well. Overall the piece just stand out. I am glad you still enjoy the paperweight. While we all enjoy that beautiful rose. :D ;-)
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Thanks! I think the dew might have something to do with it. I haven't often gone to that depth of realism or put anything reflective into a floral piece, and maybe I should more often. Also I did it quite large so that I could get that much detail into it. Plus the idea of a blue rose grabs people. I've done smaller, simpler ones and they got some attention even if they were nowhere near as cool as this one.

I need to do the paperweight sometime in colored pencil realism, go full circle on this!
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KariCamp Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great that is a nice idea. If you do, I look forward to seeing the piece. :nod: :D
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Thanks!
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KariCamp Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ImprisonedBeauty Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
This is just gorgeous! :heart:
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Thank you! For some reason I don't fully understand it has become the most popular artwork I've ever done.
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SweetChibi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist
So beautiful *o* I love blue and roses
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Thank you!
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Boysstink4 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
oooooooooooooooooooooooo prety
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Thanks!

LOL -- there was a point when I'd just finished this when I wasn't sure if the friend I did it for would like it, or if it was good enough to trade for the glass paperweight that I still enjoy. It's turned out to be everyone's favorite! She loved it too, was very thrilled and used it for an avatar on her blog.
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Boysstink4 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
wow cool XD
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