Purple and green turtle in ink

This one was a bit of an experiment. I have a ring from DragonCon that’s a mix of purple and green, and it matches my Dungeons and Dragons dice. How anyone who is a Terry Pratchett fan also knows that the colour of magic is described as a greenish purple, and that the Discworld floats …

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Green turtle in ink

Liquitex ink, FW pearlescent liquid acrylic on 300gsm watercolour paper. The shell was done in turquoise, and then I did a wash of green over the body before doing the painstaking work of painting in each little circle… I had to fill in piece by piece, starting with non-adjacent circles, and then coming back to …

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Pukeko in ink

I did this for a Christmas present. It was a little rushed, and I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out. It definitely looked different in my head! I started with the pencil sketch on 300gsm watercolour paper. Quite frankly, I think it looked best like this. From here on in it went downhill. …

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Jellyfish pink

Another jellyfish, this one entirely with FW liquid acrylic. I bought a magenta and a pearlescent pink to try out these acrylics (which are cheaper than the Liquitex inks). It seemed to work okay, but I think for the regular colours I prefer the Liquitex, but for the pearlescent colours the FW liquid acrylics are …

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Jellyfish blue

Using Liquitex ink, FW liquid acrylic, and plenty of water, I played with making some jellyfish. 300gsm watercolour paper. The finished piece, photographed on my phone. There’s a shimmer, using the FW pearlescent ink, which doesn’t scan well but can be photographed at certain angles, and is quite pretty in real life. Here is the …

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