I've been mildly obsessed with these since one was spotted on a dock in the Northwest US last month. They normally spend their lives at sea and on the ice. I drew them with 4H and 6B pencils, and decided to work the background color first.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I've scanned the pencil drawing, and finished the background. I just have to color the critters. They are turtles playing hockey, a possum family flying a kite, a mallard and heron boating and a squirrel and raccoon golfing.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I love the lookout fish! This was easier to work in layers, there are about 9 here. The coral was tricky, but worth the effort. The final print will be 11x14 inches and I hope Ellen smiles every time she looks at her fish!
These little beauties are dascyllus. They are very shy and love to duck behind coral when the paparazzi are hounding them. Ellen contacted me because she managed to capture these three on film and asked if I could illustrate them for her. I worked in 4h and Hb pencil and then scanned them in. I'm almost through with the color, and will post the finished illustration shortly.