Tentacle Deeps 14

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Tentacle Deeps 14, art by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 14 by Amy Crook

Just when you thought the tentacles were slumbering, my Tentacle Deeps series is back! I’ve had a few more ideas for them niggling in the back of my head, and this is the first of at least two new additions to the series. This one, despite the look, is entirely done with ink pens and water, no paint involved. I used brushes dipped in plain water to create the visual effects and the second layer of tentacles. There’s a hint of the original pen lines in each tentacle, fore- and background, and subtle colors are hiding in the black, added with scribbles of blue and purple before the water was applied.

Tentacle Deeps 14, 5″x7″ pen, brush and ink on paper.

Tentacle Deeps 14, detail, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 14, detail, by Amy Crook

You can see some of the texture here in the above detail shot, and the soft variations of blue, green, and purple hiding in the black. Below, you can see how the simple black frame looks with the tentacles inside.

Tentacle Deeps 14, framed art by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 14, framed, by Amy Crook

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  1. […] my favorite tentacles yet. I used the same technique of softening pen-and-ink with water as in Tentacle Deeps 14, but then I went through and grew salt crystals along the body of each tentacle. The cross-hatching […]