Can you believe this photo was on the front page of the Cape Gazette 4 days after I posted my picture?!
"Playful Dolphins"- (please click on illo to make big) Illustration Friday Challenge for Aug. 11. Please check out other artists entries at Illustration Friday's Website!
This piece took a while to complete. It is inspired by the dolphins that travel up and down our shores here in Delaware. Here are more interesting facts about dolphins at Dolphin Ear.
Here are some people who (I would love to be as good as someday) who have inspired me to work with watercolour more...please check out their sites Courtney Pippin Mather, Wynlen, Gabriella Travaline, Sweet Pea,Kristina Hunt,Gina, Nick, Fenris, and of course, Penelope (who created I-Fri)!
This is just to name a few there are many, many very talented people out there!
I sketched this piece out in graphite on watercolour paper first. Then taped it down and added water colour. I added detail with Sakura ink pens and good ol' Crayola coloured pencils! Really, it looks so much better in real life. The scanner never quite picks up the vibrancy of the colour when you colour by hand!
Speaking of "hand" I went for several tests last week. One was an Electrodiagnostic Test to see how bad my carpel tunnel is (so they can operate!). I am beside myself since I never miss I-Fri challenges!
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