Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sketchbook Project: Leviathans

Leviathans, pen, watercolor & acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 10", 2011.
Here's another finished page for the Sketchbook Project! I still have tons to complete, but I feel like I'm making some progress. I chose to draw leviathans as the mythological creature on these pages... AND I got to use my new green micron pens. (Woo! I'm guessing that's one of those things that's only exciting to me)

Leviathans are giant sea monsters usually depicted as whales. I based mine on angler fish because they look way more monstrous than whales... even the really scary one in Pinocchio. Angler fish aren't huge in real life, so I added the buildings for scale.

I'm still painting the ink over wet watercolor on all of the pages, so they don't get too stiff looking. I actually like how the ink bleed on top of the fish to the right's head; it looks like a leviathan crown!

10 comments:

  1. dope. thanks for removing the comcast building.

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  2. Love your art! Thank goodness those fish are small!! eeep!

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  3. This is one of my favorites yet! BBC's 'Monsters of the Deep' was on repeat in my dvd player for a few months. The green pens are amazing! Really make those monsters pop out.

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  4. I LOVE your drawings! I found your blog through Flickr "notebookism" group - I look forward to seeing more of your drawings! I just re-posted your selkies drawing with a link back to your blog.

    Ruth

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  5. Ok, edit, I just SCHEDULED your post for tomorrow (9/3), sorry! Ruth

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  6. cool! really nice, i like your work

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  7. thank you for the comment, and yes MARIMEKKO is so nice! i really love it!

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