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The Lavender Field by JenniferWeiler The Lavender Field by JenniferWeiler
So on Tuesday this week, I hit a squirrel while driving home. I was going 35mph and he just ran up under the tire as I rounded a bend. I've never hit any animal while driving and I cry just at the sight of roadkill as some of my watchers already know based on the two raccoon pieces. Well, I cried the entire way home and immediately grabbed a piece of paper and began sketching. So this is in honor of that squirrel....
Medium: Pastel, Ink, Gel Pen, Conte
Thanks for viewing!!
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:iconalikakadri:
alikakadri Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
nice details, great color scheme, beautiful work
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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MercilessInk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awwhh :hug: you honor its spirit.. Very lovely :heart:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! :hug: :heart:
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ScratchInk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SQUIRREL!!! *squeezes adorable squirrel cause is so adorable* ^.^
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL!!! Yes, squirrel. XD
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:iconkael1030:
kael1030 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks absolutely amazing. *O*
So adorable!!! :heart:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconkael1030:
kael1030 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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:iconjhonl22:
JhonL22 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is amazing, Pastel+Ink+ Gel Pen+ Conte = :clap:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thanks! (:
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:iconjhonl22:
JhonL22 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That poor squirrel :( You did a beautiful piece in his memory :hug:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, hun! :hug:
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:iconyoureverywelcome:
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww..I would be very sad too..it's really nice that you made a painting for the squirrel <3
Wonderful job like always the fur looks amazing and I love the colors :)
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's never fun to witness, that's for sure! And thank you! Glad you like it. (:
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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I wanted to let you know that this image was featured in our September First Friday Feature [link] at :iconartworldtoday:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Just faved the journal! (:
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute. Poor squirrel :/
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and yeah. :/
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:iconwaterhealing:
waterhealing Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh....dear =( ..just ride your horse so you wont kill anything :D .
but dear dont cry things happen ...... i am really sorry for that squirrel but if he could know you ! he/she would love you ...even a squirrel is important to you !!!!! :heart:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha!! Horses can still trample stuff! Actually, Magnum stepped on my foot the other day and OWWWWW!!!! Everything that exists is important to me in some way. I even swerve to avoid hitting caterpillars when I'm driving. XDD <3
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waterhealing Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ..that will hurt :tears: yeah everything is important and they exist for a reason .... that is really good :P you are the master driver XDDD but actually that is good ...i remember when my aunt was training for driving .... and she wanted to swerve to avoid hitting a cat ! but she hit my grandfather's car to a wall -_- ...that was embarrassing XDDDD she was afraid to go back home LOL
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol yeah it was pretty painful. XD

LOOOOLLLL!!! Sometimes when it boils down to it, it's a really tough call but thankfully I live in an area where I can generally avoid the animals without risking injury to myself or others.
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waterhealing Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is really good =) BTW your state is MAGICAL ....i do love is ...everything is just a piece of magic ! you know ! i might come to Vermont to study at college if i have the opportunity .wish me good luck ..
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thanks, hun! Yes, Vermont is definitely a lovely place to be and very inspirational. (:

Absolutely and if you do, let me know! We'd have to meet up for lunch! :D
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:iconwaterhealing:
waterhealing Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hell yeah ! that is my dream believe me , i adore meeting you ! :hug:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconablebaker:
Ablebaker Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Splendid:)
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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:iconvenry:
Venry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Too adorable :love: (And I'm sorry about that :()
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and yeah, never fun! D:
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:icontoeki:
toeki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
at least, something very beautiful was created as a result of that sad incident.
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll second that! :hug:
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:iconlife-of-art:
Life-of-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Lovely :)
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlife-of-art:
Life-of-Art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
you're very welcome :)
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry. I know exactly what you mean, if I hit an animal I'd do the same thing, cry my eyes out. My dad tells me I'm silly for breaking for pigeons, but I can't help it, I just love animals too much. The idea of hurting one, even accidentally, kills me. I love that you drew this in the squirrels honour, it's beautiful :heart:
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha!! No, don't worry about breaking for pigeons; I break for caterpillars.... XDDD

It's definitely not a fun experience! I witnessed someone have a baby dear run out and clip their back tire; there was no way for them to avoid it. Oh man.. completely ruined my mom's and my shopping excursion. ;^;

Thank you!
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DO-anotherstory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Nice going!!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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lasmita Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Oh no, I am very sorry to hear what happened to the animal!
I think that this piece is very beautiful, I absolutely love the mild colours and the dreamy feel to this drawing! I also love how you did the fur, it seems kind of rough and silky at the same time.
Wonderfully done work!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, hun! My brother told me that must be what squirrel heaven looks like lol. :hug:
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:iconcorviid:
Corviid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, so sorry to hear! You have such a big heart. At least this squirrel gets to be immortalized. :hug:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, I can't stand it! I've managed to go so many years until last Tuesday. :/

I was hoping I could do that and I think I did. Thanks! :hug:
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Golden-Koi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aha awwwww, I just yelled at Drew from across the apartment "Poor Jennifer, apparently she hit a squirrel on her way home" and he comes out of the room yelling "A SQUIRREL?" And then proceeds to "awww" the drawing. At least consider the fine meal you accidentally made for some other poor, hungry animal. I don't even know where I'm going with this, but <3
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LMAO!! You and Drew always crack me up! XD <3

Yeah, that's what I told my sister when she hit a chipmunk awhile ago. A fox family now has dinner for the night. :hug:
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:iconzhenghu:
ZhengHu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Pretty sweet.... i like that squirrel...
looks so cute...
well done and pretty work....
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, hun! :hug:
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