Tentacle Spiral 1

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Tentacle Spiral 1 by Amy Crook

Tentacle Spiral 1 by Amy Crook

I was mucking about with washes, and I thought I’d do something a little different with this pale, almost flesh-toned wash I did on one of my last blank handmade postcards from India. The lunar black paint made exquisite textures as it granulated and pooled in the surface of the card, giving the tentacles a half-real feeling.

I like this effect with the tentacles spiralling in from all sides, so I’ve optimistically called this #1 in the hopes that I manage a series out of it.

Tentacle Spiral 1, 6″x4″ watercolor on handmade postcard.

I took a close-up of one of the spirals so you can really see the texture.

Tentacle Spiral 1, detail, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Spiral 1, detail, by Amy Crook

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2 Responses to “Tentacle Spiral 1”

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  1. wyomingnot says:

    How did I miss this before? Much love. (and it’s now in the wallpaper folder) <3


  2. Amy says:

    It’s tentacles and spirals, what’s not to love? 😉 Thanks!