🐌🎨 Another small watercolor added to my current... series of minis... mini series? 😐😂 This is Hermes the Hermit Crab, and he has made a home in a moon snail shell, sometimes called a "shark's eye." I am so happy with how this little guy turned out! Scroll below to see the pictures to see my creative process from rough freehand pencil scribblings of the image in my head, to inked, to color and detail, to finished! 🐚🦀🐌🐚🦀🐌🐚🦀🐌 🎨Prints: For now, prints of my 2018 wor
🎨🐬! Another newbie! This is watercolor & ink over my sketch of an Indian River Lagoon bottlenose dolphin. The wild dolphin population of the IRL in Florida spend their entire lives in the inshore shallows and sea grass beds.
Biologists use the nicks in a dolphin's dorsal fin as a way to ID individuals. My art here depicts a real dolphin, a big lone fellow I have seen many times while kayaking in an area called the Oslo Flats. (Photo below.) He probably has a code name, bu
New! 🐙🎨 This piece was done in watercolor & ink, and is named "Legs." (I was randomly humming the ZZ Top song while painting this, it was about an hour before I caught myself.) Scroll below to see the photos of my creative process for this girl - from inked freehand sketch, to the splashy watercolor background, to lightly shading my subject, to (top photo) finally coloring and texturing the octopus with a fine point water brush.
I find octopi incredibly interesting and ve