Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Illustration Friday - Entangled

{Mixed Media, 2009}
{Graphite, 2009}
My submission for Illustration Friday's theme of "entangled" is a mess of octopus tentacles. I've always wondered how Octopus' are so serene and graceful with eight legs. I have a hard enough time with two! I drew the entangled tentacles in my Moleskine watercolor sketchbook and then used a mixture of watercolor, ink and acrylic to finish it off. Oh, how I love the sea!

9 comments:

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Lovely colours and well drawn. I also had a peek at your portfolio and wow.

Workhorse said...

this is dope!

I guess I never really thought of tentacles as gravefull, more evil and disgusting.

PS - I got the marv in the mail and it's hanging in my studio. Totally love it

k.h.whitaker said...

well done, I like this one

3browngirls said...

beautiful!

Josh (musarter) said...

Sweet illustration. The intertwining tentacles and the colors are marvelous.

Shirley said...

Beautifully illustrated, Candace! And I really enjoy the black and white line art..great piece!

Susan Beth Studio said...

Nice! I love the feeling of movement you captured, love the colors too. Been following you for a couple of months, really enjoy your work.

I also just submitted for IF:

http://susanbethstudio.blogspot.com/2009/12/if-entangled.html

Caroline said...

Beautifully entangled! Like the line drawing too - nice patterns!

sorrento421 said...

I LOVE this! I have a sweet spot for tentacles... kudos on the fantastic composition!