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SiehYean Kiew

"Bookbutterfly!" by SiehYean Kiew

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It always irks me to be described as a bookworm... sure, i know there's nothing particularly wrong with the term, but somehow it evokes mental images of worms, caterpillars, and other assorted creepy-crawlies... and i absolutely refuse to be compared in any way to a mere worm! I mean, I'm sure there are so many other things - less icky ones, too! - that i can be compared to!

Well, this is just to let the world know that I've metamorphosised... I'm not a bookworm anymore - I'm a bookbutterfly! ;) Doesn't that sound much nicer?

Just because I read a lot, it doesn't mean that I can't have a life worth living...

After all, why be a bookworm when you can be a bookbutterfly?


~done in black ball-point pen, colour pencils, and some detail in silver pen~

13 Jul 200645 Ryan
Hmm... interesting concept...
And what was the idea of suggesting I use the worm for my messenger display pic, huh?? Keeping the butterfly to yourself...
It looked nice... but did the butterfly not have eyes on purpose?
And you know... the left side of the picture seemed a bit... I dunno... different... from the right... I mean the books sort of go with the worm, but the 'bookbutterfly' seems to stand out a little... shouldn't it blend in more with its natural habitat? I don't know... maybe I'm nitpicking... sorry... 10

12 SiehYean Kiew replies: "  No worries... you can pick all the nits you like. 12 Constructive criticism is always welcome...But yeah, you're probably right... I don't really have the patience to do backgrounds like some of these amazing people here... which would kinda explain the lack of books on the right. Plus the fact that I sort of wanted the butterfly to look free...
And as to your messenger display pic, I only thought that well, the butterfly's a girl, you know... the bookworm's a guy, and naturally i thought it would suit you better'n the butterfly. But then again, i could be mistaken, of course... feel free to use the butterfly if you want to... ;P"
13 Jul 2006:-) Anne Wipf
I think you really read too much : take a break !
Very nice and funny. Good work.

1 SiehYean Kiew replies: "Thanks! I'm on holiday now, though... and I haven't really read much since the hols began... have I? -let's see now... four-and-a-half Sharon Shinn books, one Asimov novel... one chick lit novel, to please my sister... O.o whoops... maybe I HAVE been reading a lot, after all..."
13 Jul 200645 Anonymous
I think you are completely right! Definitely! Besides - your pic is quiet good!!! 2

So long!

PS: Your "bookworm" reminds me of Harry Potter. Okay, that might be because I'm ... yes, I'm obsessed with him - ahehehe ... ^_^'

12 SiehYean Kiew replies: "heheheh... Glad that someone else agrees with me too... and yeah, it did start out looking like Daniel Radcliffe - unintentionally, of course... but my pen slipped while doing the details, so the likeness is kinda diminished now... 8"
14 Jul 200645 Ken~
Lolz... yea...your worm does remind of Harry Potter..haha

And why does the butterfly seem like she's tryin to seduce the worm?...
hmm...some sorta manifestation of the subconscious mind..? =P
really like the wings...
it's really nice...very detailed...and very...erm..absorbing?

18 SiehYean Kiew replies: "hmm...? Oh. Well... I thought she'd be sort of, you know... flaunting her freedom... kind of like blowing a kiss to the worm or something - just to rub it in, you know... the "get-a-life" kind of message? But I guess seduction works just as well... especially since the worm just looks so totally clueless... *grins*"
16 Dec 2006:-) Rickard KJ Fornstedt
Wow, that's a beautiful picture! Nice wings.

:-) SiehYean Kiew replies: "Thanks! I'm glad you like it; i think the wings are the best part of the picture... 1 thanks for dropping by and have a nice day!"
14 Feb 2007:-) Sdixon
*laughter* cool! Bookbutterfly does indeed sound nicer! I really like how you draw your faeries 2
15 Jan 200845 Guess.........
Bookbutterfly. Now THAT’s the answer to all accusations of studying too much! Not feeling quite so free or winsome as that at the moment though with exams coming up- how are you getting along with yours? xx

:-) SiehYean Kiew replies: "Not brilliantly... 10 I keep getting distracted - mostly by the stock of chocolate sitting in my room. I hear it calling to me... *"eat me... EAT ME..." and lung cancer sure has a hard time drowning it out! XP"
19 Jul 2010:-) Jeanette M Thomas
(Chuckle) The bookworm resembles Harry Potter, though Hermione would be more apt. Red-haired book butterfly could be Ginny Weasley. I know the HP series has "Animagus - Animagai" which can transform to animals. What would be the word for a Magus able to transform to an insect?? Oh what a trail I’m going down, all due to your delightful picture.
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 • Created by: :-) SiehYean Kiew
 • Copyright: ©SiehYean Kiew. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bookbutterfly, Bookworm
 • Categories: Humourous or Cute Things
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Ballpoint Pen
 • Submitted: 2006-07-10 11:04:00
 • Views: 1444
 • Resolution: 633x407

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