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Paper Butterflies by scratchproductions Paper Butterflies by scratchproductions
Part of my 'Things To Do With Yesterday's Paper' series. 
Media: Pen and ink, soft pastels, collage, digital. 
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12jack12 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That cat is so mellow I think he just had a nice big dube Monk Emote - Meditate 
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Ha ha. Thanks. :-) 
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wwwcine Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Niiice !
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :-) 
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xiaoshan-angel Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
The fusion of digital and traditional media, as well as the newspaper texture used on the butterflies is pretty interesting here!
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It was very experimental. The background was done with soft pastels, for instance, which I then scanned and played around with digitally. The blades of grass were drawn with coloured pens and I repeated the pattern on Photoshop. It's a real mixture of traditional and modern techniques, and it worked out well. (I hope). :-) 
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, how nice! I do specially like the contrast between the saturated green/blue tones, and the monochrome cat and butterflies. 
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Yes, I enjoyed designing this one. :-) 
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AmarNova17 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Adorable!!! 😂❤️
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
:-) 
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peipeii Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its look cute !!
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :-) 
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Kitty I like your style of work. You do it with such perfection. Greta job with colors on this 
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Much appreciated. :-)  
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You are quite welcome :aww:
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This is just so wonderful Andy. Kind of has a spring look to it with the grass and the butterflies around. The sky is nice too, Awesome work here 

Pastel Butterfly LW by bast4cats
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I love your butterfly. :-) 
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Oh your welcome and glad you like it :D
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
very nice
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :-) 
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Welcome
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always.  I can see parts of kitty on the butterfly wings. 
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Ha ha. Well spotted. Yes, I designed the newspapers especially. 
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm glad I noticed that:)  I thought it was a great detail.  I like to look closely at all the amazing details in your work.  How did you come up with the idea to use newspaper print as a design?  I see it in a lot of your work and I find it very interesting.  It would be funny if you put in some news print that had actual writing on it.  I would be trying to read it:)
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
I came up with the idea a couple of years ago. I have three cats and I noticed how much they enjoyed (or were fascinated by) sheets of newspaper. They sleep on it, they scratch it and they sometimes dive under it. I started to wonder why they were so entranced by sheets of old newspaper and came up with the rather daft idea that they enjoyed making origami sculptures out of it. I began to scribble some ideas into a sketchbook and then turned it into a project. It's been very popular on sites such as Redbubble and Fine Art America. :-) 
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really is unique and yes my kitty Annikah loves to lay on newspaper.  Do you have an artwork of this kitty doing origami?  That would be really cute.  I had a cat book with photos of cats and their artwork.  Some of the artwork was a chair they had scratched to shreds and it was called the shabby chic look or something like that.  It was very whimsical and funny.
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
There's one called 'Origami Fish' you might like. It's in my 'Things To Do With Yesterday's Paper' Gallery. :-) 
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was so cute!  I love it when I can read the headlines:love:
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Bski81 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Amazing concept. I love the newspaper butterflies.
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :-) 
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If this was my mum's cats they'd have more butterflies in their mouth than in the air :XD:  I love how baffled the poor little guy looks :D
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Yes, my cat, Caspar, is an excellent insect catcher. It's amazing watching him leap into the air to catch flies and moths. I wish he'd leave the butterflies alone, though. I like butterflies. 
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Especially on toast. ;-) 
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Awesome work Andy love this one as well. I love how he is looking up at the butterflies :rofl:
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
I did a version of him looking cross-eyed. I really liked it, but it made the picture very comical. :-) 
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Oh you did? Did I see it :? 
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
No, I haven't posted it yet. I'll post it at a later date. :-) 
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Oh cool look forward to seeing it :aww:
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I hope he doesn't let the news bug him.
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scratchproductions Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Yup, the news is particularly bothersome these days. 
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