Sometimes I want there to be lots of interaction going on with my creatures but in this painting I decided to let the creatures speak for themselves.
Although my work looks “childlike” to most eyes, I spend a long time on composition and work out color values on paper copies before I watercolor my painting. I often do my work on aquaboard and varnish the finished work rather than use watercolor paper. I can go through 10 to 20 revisions of my drawing before I ever get to the inking stage. Once I do ink in my paintings, I am using the old fashioned technique working with a crow quill pen dipped in indelible ink. More on my process and intent in the next post.
Today I hope you enjoy the tamed wildness of sea anemones intersecting with jungle creatures and giant sized poppies.