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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Take Five Reptile Print by terikor

This Monotype was made specifically by terikor for the EFA’s August Challenge, Reptiles. It is my first venture at creating a piece of art showing any kind of reptile. I always love new artistic challenges and experimentation because it shows my growth as an artist. In addition I get to add something new and different, in this case a lizard to my portfolio.

I chose to create the lizard as a Monotype because I feel I am more fluid and loose with this medium and I employ brighter colors. Lizards can be very colorful making the use of this medium ideal for conveying what I wanted to portray.

Take Five portrays a lizard sunning itself on a rock. The background of this Monotype represents the both a sunny day and a rock. Like humans this lizard is taking a respite by lying in the sun; hence the title “Take Five”.

I choose California Wildlife Center as a charity to support because they assist so many different types of local fauna. I figured this rescue was befitting of benefiting from the sale of this particular piece of artwork.


  1. lovely monotype!

    Great colors and I love how the fluid pattern of the background conveys linear tracks like the lil lizard has been scampering all around!

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  3. Fabulous lizard ! LOVE the color combo- that yellow is just perfect to offset the lizard's green.

  4. I love lizards! I find them fascinating. So colorful, quick and alert. I have one tattoo and it's a lizard! Love the brilliance of this!


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