I've been wanting to do another Silly Sealife image in watercolor ever since I did the whale. So here's the octopus. :)
On glossy white cardstock I stamped in black dye ink. After it dried, I used my Eggplant Envy marker for the reddish-purple parts and a CTMH ink call Dutch Blue for the bluer areas. I used the Bordering Blue marker for the shadows. I just kept adding and building and building and adding, blending with the water brush as I went. I left an area almost completely unpainted for the shine on the head, but I did put a slight amount of the blue there so it wouldn't be too stark. I built up the lower areas a bit darker to give some roundness to the image.
If you've never tried watercoloring, give it a go. It can be such fun!
Date: Monday, March 5, 2007 GMT Views: 1667