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 very fun to draw/paint. I've been lucky enough to freedive with a few and watch their antics, and witness that intelligence behind those eyes.
For now, prints of my 2018 works are not available in my automated online shops, but if you'd like one feel free to Contact Me. I have note card boxes ready ($27 for ten cards, shipping and handling included), and I may or may not make a giclée print run of this piece, depending on demand.
Legs the Octopus, Watercolor by Amber Marine, © 2018, All Rights Reserved. This art is not to be reproduced, copied, altered, or used without the artist's express permission. Unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law, and the artist's legal intellectual property.