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!


  1. dope. thanks for removing the comcast building.

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

  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.

  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.


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

  6. cool! really nice, i like your work

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


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