Posts Tagged ‘octopus’
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
It’s Tentacle Tuesday and this one’s an octopus! Appropriate for 48, I suppose, that I’d break the “odd numbers look better” rule and go for 8 sucker-laden arms waving in the murky water. The background is an odd duochrome paint that goes from rusty orange to a very bright green, the tentacles are a translucent dark purple, and the suckers are a gunmetal silver color called “iridescent moonstone.”
Tentacle Deeps 48, 4″x6″ duochrome, iridescent and normal watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above you can see the green shining up through the purple where it catches the light. Below, I’ve tucked it into a frame and let it hang out with my rather bored plushie — I think the orange one’s just jealous because it only has 5 arms.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
I went through all of my cartoon tentacles and framed all the originals I had, and now they’re cheerfully gracing a wall in my apartment.
Starting from the top left:
- Baby Squid
- Tying the Knot
- Thank You Squid
- Octopus Loves Boba
- Squid With Mittens
- Sad and Sorry Squid
- Lucky Squid
- Party Octopus
- Squid Hearts You
- Squid in a Scarf
- Octopus’ Gift
- Squid Inked
- Get Well Squid
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Somehow all of my painted octopi end up looking a bit worried, as though they’re not quite sure how they ended up here in this painting and they’re definitely concerned that there will soon be a kraken. This little guy is painted almost entirely in shining metallic paints, the water in three shades of blue and the octopus himself mainly in a bright coppery duochrome adobe. His shadows and highlights are made of normal watercolor, but his eyes are the same shining blue as the water he’s swimming in.
Just don’t startle him. He might ink.
Copper Octopus, 7″x5″ iridescent, duochrome and normal watercolor on paper.
Above, you can see the sunlight shining off of his distinctive copper skin and lovely sapphire-blue eyes. Below, he’s briefly occupying a frame and fretting about all the imaginary dangers of his empty undersea world. Perhaps you can take him home and let him take on a few of your worries as well, while he’s at it?
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
After Tentacle Tuesday is.. Tentacle Wednesday? Well, there were just a lot of tentacles this week, I guess. This little octopus is a bit leery of something below him, and is heading up out of the pink-tinged depths and into the light. The paper itself is a soft, subtle green, and the pink paint turns a subtle violet at certain angles. The octopus is just himself, though.
Octopus Bookmark 1, 2″x6.25″ watercolor on paper, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see the sunlight turning the shimmery pink to shimmery violet and chasing the little octopus up the bookmark. Below, it’s resting next to a book for your size-comparsion pleasure.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
This happy little cephalopod is positively pleased to bring back Tentacle Tuesday for you! He’s got a little gift for you, though you might have to wait to find out what’s inside. Right now his box is actually white — the red was added with Photoshop. I keep thinking I should color him properly, perhaps blue with a nice warm golden ribbon.
He’s going to go on his own little greeting card at Etsy, too, and maybe even some gift tags.
Octopus’ Gift, 5″ x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
This cheerful octopus shares with me a deep love for boba tea, also known as bubble tea or pearl milk tea. I would totally drink this every day if I could afford the habit, but much like some people’s expensive coffee habits, I’ve kept myself weaned down to once or twice a week for the most part. It makes a good reward for getting out of the house and doing my errands instead of staying inside like the hermit I am, heh.
I have a houseguest coming next week (eek! peoples!), so I foresee a lot of boba in my future. And possibly another Sharpie week, heh.
Octopus Loves Boba, 5″x5″ pen & ink and Copic markers on paper.
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Party Octo’s in the house tonight! Everybody just have a good time…
And now that you have that earworm, too, I shall leave you to enjoy your Saturday.
Party Octopus, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper. You can buy him on a card at Etsy, he makes a great birthday card or party invite!
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