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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Great Big Octopus

 yeah yeah I know another freaking octopus.  hung this one up in the guest room to see how it looks.  looks pretty sweet.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Some assembly required

I've been playing around with some new acrylic paint pens from Artistro.  I love working in black and white especially when I get to play around with line work.  I may have gotten a little carried away with this one.

Year: 2020
Title: Some Assembly Required
16 x 40 inch, Acrylic on canvas

Here's a close up of the line work.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

a special sea turtle

My wife has a cousin who's young daughter is currently fighting cancer. She's undergoing her final round of chemo and for the next 6 weeks will be hospital bound and spending her birthday there as well.  My wife was putting together a care package/birthday present for her and asked if I'd draw something for her.  She loves sea turtles so I thought I'd try my hand at one.

Since I'd never attempted a sea turtle before I downloaded a bunch of pictures and made a few reference sheets for myself and then did a bunch of quick reference sketches a couple of which are featured below.

  I decided on not doing a full body illustration and instead focused on the head which has , depending on the species, super intricate designs.  The effect I was going for was what you might see while looking though your scuba mask.  I also opted  not to busy the piece up with a back ground, to keep the turtle as the focus, not needlessly busy up the page, and save a little time.