I’ve seen a local event at one of the shops called a ‘Paint and Drink’ or something along those lines, and for a while I’ve considered taking my wife out for one. In the end I decided why couldn’t I just sit at home with her and do the same thing! I have all of the equipment and supplies we could ever need so it only makes sense to throw some music and wine into the mix.
It was fun to teach her some techniques for painting and get her to actually make something with me that doesn’t involve digging around in the yard! She did most of the initial drawing work and then handed the brush off when she felt the need to take a break (she is a self-professed perfectionist) and I would dig in with carving the painting out and trying my best to explain what I was doing at the same time. Apparently I did a good enough job because she’s looking forward to the next one!
In continuation of the Topsail Island poster set, I present to you a Sea Turtle! I can’t help but make sea turtle based artwork a lot, it’s my wife’s favorite ocean animal of all time it would seem. Ever since we went to the Sea Turtle Hospital on Topsail Island, our home has been covered in sea turtle trinkets and decorations!
This piece made use of the Pentel Brush Pen almost exclusively. There might have been a few spots where I touched up some finer detail with the sharpie pen but for he most part I went with heavier lines. Again, this piece was colored digitally and the linework edited in photoshop to give some sense of depth.
This set has also made me love working on a Wacom Cintiq which is an expensive taste to have…