Blanket Octopus 2
A couple of nights ago I decided to find the part of the nature show I watched that showed the “Blanket” octopus spreading herself out to make herself look bigger. I found it and paused it at the best place to draw from. I couldn’t really get the brilliance of the sunlight shining down into the water and “through” her body, but this is the best I could do with watercolor pencils.
Watercolor pencils are very different to work with than paint out of the tube or even the solid cakes of paint in a pan, which I have never liked much. With pencils, you can either draw first and add the water which is what I do so the colors won’t bleed too much, or you can wet your paper and then draw. I have just always done it the first way I mentioned.
So here she is: “Blanche” the Blanket Octopus! (I have been watching reruns of “Golden Girls” lately! Blanche is my favorite character.
Over the next few days I will be posting more turtles I have drawn to fit a 5×7 card! (I would love to know if you think they should be smaller on the card with more background or fill the card as I have drawn them??? Let me know!) So watch for them to come swimming along.
The weather here has been cooler the last couple of days! I have not had to turn the A/C on until almost noon! Nice!
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂