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Floral Transformation by grenia
Floral Transformation

This piece was inspired by an Art Nouveau exhibition I have visited in Prague. There, the idea of included nature features into art and design was often discussed. 

The series of these three watercolour works captures a development from realistic flower study to wallpaper design. The final piece uses shapes of simplified flower parts I redrew in the middle drawing. Working on this piece of work gave me the idea of how observation and paying attention to our surrounding can be great visual inspiration and lead to the best ideas.

Selfportrait by grenia

This series of nine drawings (13x13 cm each) is supposed to present a very simple form of self introduction in my portfolio. With these self-portraits, I wanted to express my personality – which is, just like the paintings, very varied with many different traits, both positive and negative. Instead of a simple portrait, I decided to connect it with a bit of experimentation and exploration of a new technique.

I considered pop-art very suitable for this purpose. Inspired by works of Andy Warhol, I assumed that I could be well characterised by colourful piece of this kind, plus I found the playful process of simplifying and combining colours interesting and enjoyable at the same time. Finally, make it even more personal, I completed four colourful portraits with written background - a text that simply names things I like. 

Cramming by grenia

Making use of unusual materials, I wanted to include book pages or newspapers not only as a background, but also make it a concept. Thinking generally about written information in this world, I realised that many people nowadays care about what is considered truth or fact rather than about their own experience. I firmly believe that it is important to embrace every opportunity that can lead to a personal experience rather than read tons of books or articles on the matter.

With this collage of a man whose head has turned into a reading lamp in order to cram all the facts written in the book, I intended to express how the process of learning facts by heart has always seemed unnatural to me. In my opinion, human curiosity is made to judge people and situations using one’s own experience and not others. 


I am quite interested if there is someone willing to pay a few dollars for a drawing/painting made by me, possibly of a character or some fantasy world. The drawing would be in higher quality, properly scanned, in any medium you wish - you can challenge me any way you want. I already have some experience with illustrating. Please feel free to take a look at my gallery and PM me if you're interested, even if it was small drawing for like three dollars or so.


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Nikol Greplová
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Czech Republic
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.

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Championx91 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
happybirthday by Championx91
dully101 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Dessinmaitre Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!!! 
Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for faving Nikol :sun::iconsparklesplz:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for faving "Fantasy Locations" :)
CristianoTeofili Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :)
Jokate Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Issiacca Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For my commission I was wondering could you sketch her in a Halloween costume? Any costume would be fine.

grenia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course I could :) I'll send it to you during the weekend.
Issiacca Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect! i am so excited :D
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