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Living Jewel by jeffquinn Living Jewel by jeffquinn
Prismacolor Pencils on 100 lb Bristle Board, 14 by 9 inches.

a Euchroea clementi. This is the spawn of a heated coleoptera-based conversation between Orbyss and myself.

I :heart: :bug:s

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:iconfourain:
fourain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Bugs are beautiful, and this is an amazing drawing! Terrific realism and gorgeous colours. I feel inspired to draw a bug now :D
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CemetaryLady Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Amazing. I love beetles, they're just so interesting.
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AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007   General Artist
I love this. here's my baby - no not my real baby :p

[link]
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Hi There! :wave:
You have just earned yourself an O.D.D.(oibyrd's daily devs) ARTIST OF THE DAY feature :winner:! congrats! :clap:
ODDS (oibyrd's daily deviations) are to honor the sometimes overlooked artists of dA that I personally think deserve some exposure and also, to introduce the more popular artists to the new/overlooked deviants. I prefer to showcase ALL artwork that I love (and that includes popular artists with a fair amount of traffic to their work) in order to create a non-biased feature of the talent on dA. Please click the link below to see your work featured and to view other featured artists . If you prefer not to be a featured artist, just send me a note and I will remove you from the list. Cheers! Sandi xoxo :heart:
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Robotess Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
*spasms for quite some time*

BEETLE! XD i was WONDERING if anyone ELSE loved these things...*sighs* you, sir...are. awesome.
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asianguy971 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005   Traditional Artist
damn ur too good man =p
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
thank you :D
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WaiLik Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
such realism...loooks like it's a bout to leap off the comp!
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
haha, let's hope that that doesn't happen ;)
thanks
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Xaydes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
That is just an insanely good job, well done!!! omg, wowzers :) If I were able to get my pencil half as realistic, I'd be a very happy cat!!!
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
haha, thanks :) if you use prismacolors in particular, the results are always better than with almost any other kind of pencil. and believe me, i've tried most other pencils, prismacolors are the best. they really make the whole, process so much easier and the results so much more splendid.
wow, i'm shutting up now.
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Xaydes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
I've never tried prismacolour pencils... I don't even know if you can get them here :S I'll have to find some somewhere one day.. But yeah, they look really good; I've seen some really excellent deviations using them (like yours! :P ) and I'm like, wow! sure that's pencil! But yeah, I'm shutting up now too :P
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
you can actually get prismas online for cheaper than at retail stores, so even though there may not be prismas in australia, you could order them here: [link] or [link] . if you're interested. the second link is for a whole set, and it's a really good deal. prismas are really expensive in stores...
shutting up too ;)
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astral-phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work, amazingly realistic ! :)
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
thank you :)
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Lethal-Froggie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Holy ****, I thought that that was a photograph! I can't believe that's prisma pencil!

Keep on doing stuff like this, man, and in the meantime, I'm going to fav this.

I'm so jealous...
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
:) thanks for the fave
prismas really are the best ;)
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bayonet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Amazing, I could have sworn it was a photo.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
thanks :D exactly the look i was going for ;)
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ConcreteFeather Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
HOw do you get the black Prismacolor so sharp???? And so DARk??? Just lots and lots of layers??? Gosh, you're really talented at this... obviously... haha. That's like, DUH.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
well thanks.
the darkness of the black has to do with one thing: the lack of white paper "flecks" that show through the pencil. the way to eliminate the white showing through is by not using one color, but two. what i do is i use black and then "indigo" blue color as a second later, to provide the extra coverage. it's just one extra layer, but it makes all the difference.
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ConcreteFeather Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
You are genius. *bows down... thank you.
Do you have a problem with the aging of prismacolors? Its weird... esp. with the darker colors, if they sit for over 2 months or so, a weird hazey dust forms over the drawing... does this happen to you too?
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
yeah, same thing kinda happens to me, especially if you leave them near a window...:XD: not funny.
that's kinda why i got a prints account, because now i can scan the picture as soon as i finish, and even if the original fades, i still have high quality copies. you have any idea as to why prismas loose their saturation like that?
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ConcreteFeather Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
You know... I've found that the color doesn't actually get LOST, but the drawing itself forms a weird waxy haze over it, and you can actually rub it off to reveal the original color underneath. It's really weird. I have no idea why they do that, but it must have something to do with the wax seperating itself from the pigment or something. It's bizarre.

Ok I need your help with the whole Prints thing on here. I don't know what it is! Are you making money with it? I have no idea how it works or anything... could you explain it to me? Thanks!
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
oaky, print service costs 25 dollars to activate, but it stays active forever, and you never have to renew it. you can make any of your deviations available for prints, and whenever you sell a print, you get 50% of the profits [so if you sell a print for 10$, and the base cost was 1$, then you make 4.50]. not only that, but you can buy your own prints at the base price...which is dirt cheap. the prints are really high quality [i've already ordered some of my own and i like how they look] and shipping is relatively cheap too. i recommend it if you're willing to put forth the 25 dollar activation fee.

just click on "services" on the top bar, next to forums and help for more information and/or buying the service.

hope i could help! if you have any other questions, just ask [duh]
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ConcreteFeather Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
Wow! That's really cool that they do that! Sweet... if you buy your own prints, you still have to pay for them though, right? How cool is that? I'll have to look into that... with the whole print thing though, the original photo has to be really high quality in order for the print to be high quality though, right? Wow! How cool is that! You could do Christmas presents that way and stuff! Thanks Jeff... I'll have to think about this! I'm excited! YAY!
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
yeah, it helps a lot if you have really high quality photos of your stuff, cuz then the print quality's better. the best part is that you can buy your own pritns, because as you said, you can sell them yourself [which is what i do] and you can give them for presents and stuff...
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i lived in missouri for a while and went out with an entymologist (sp?) and he used to go to the woods with a battery, a white sheet and a black light. we tied the sheet between trees and turned the black light onto it. hundreds of insects and bugs flew onto the sheet! it was a glory day. also i saw a luna moth come from its ground pupa. we watched it pump life into its wings and fly away.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
augh, that is so cool, i am so envious! one time i was at Lake Clementine [here in cali, 'sup north-ish i think] and i watched a dragonfly emerge from its nymphal stage, and it unrolled its delicate wings and pumped them up too, and the flew off to do whatever dragonflies do. i watched it for about an hour, and it was really a life-changing day [oh god i sound link a hippy]. anyway, i gotta try the blacklight/sheet trick next time i'm outandabout.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
where north? i am in Chico...tween sacramento and redding
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
near auburn, [link]
it's hardly a lake, more like a river that they damed up and turned into a slow-moving, fat river-lake hybrid. at its widest, it's like 250 feet, or even less [i don't know i haven't been there since i was lil] but it's great for camping...
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
we are fairly close. you are about 2 hours south of me. hot days ahead here. should be 106 today, 108 by friday
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
yeah, we're in the middle of a heat wave too, though it's not as hot. we hit about 104 yesterday, and today it's supposed to be as hot as yesterday, if not more...
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
good for the prodiuction of nuts, but not of art ...i find myself active in the morning and at night only.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
i'm taking college classes during midday, so i have to be active during the peak heat hours...and my car's air conditioning doesn't work, so i have to suffer the heat on the 35 minute commute to and from twice a day!...definitely not producive for art...but at least we've got nuts. ;)
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Groxx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
... that's amazing :wow:
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
thank you thank you :thanks:
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
it's great :clap: i love colours, composition and the way it's done! thias beautiful bug looks as if it was real :clap: it's much more presious looking than any jewelry, I wonder why women generally prefer jewels than bugs then ;)
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
haha, scarab beetle wings used to be worn as jewelry, but i guess that fashion has kind of grown old over the centuries ;)

thank you!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very photorealistic! Good job, man!
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
thanks dude :)
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artbyRenata Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Bravo Jeff :clap:
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
thanks Renata!
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katronmaster Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Buggy!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Man, you do so well with prismacolors, how did you make the background so smooth? It looks painted! *heavy sigh* I envy your bug-drawing skills.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
thanks a million :D and as for the background, that takes no skill. The background is just the paper showing through. ;P :lol:
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Citron-Lightbulb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
O_O
That is so amazing.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
thanks for the fave:hug:
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megarea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this one alot, I hope you offer some prints up soon because when I get a few extra I would like to buy some stuff.

I really admire your handling of colored pencils, prismacolor pencils will always be my first love :)
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
thank you! and it's your lucky day *false enthusiasm* the print just passed today :)

[link] <-- i am the definition of an art whore.

thanks for your comment :) i love prismacolors, it's such a controllable medium.
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megarea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl: It may be a month or so, (I have bills to get caught up on) but I must have the living jewel!! Are you interested in parting with the original, or are you keeping it for portfolio purposes?
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