'Tentacle lady'

in art •  19 days ago

Happy new year steemers!

I saw this social media entry by a really great artist I follow (I'll add her name next time, just out my head a moment) and she was doing this great new year proposal for herself of one artwork a day for the month of January. A way of encouraging herself to make time for her love of art. I thought wow! What a flip nice idea! But sadly so impractical and impossible for me. What I need to be is a retired lady who can art all day long. Mmmm.

I've completed another ocean themed artwork. I'm hoping to complete a series. That will be interesting. It's always such a process though trying to decide what to paint next. This tentacle lady took such a long time and I was having some health issues along the way. But I thought she came out alright. I like her. I haven't found a competition to enter her into yet. I enjoyed entering with Mr whale.

I've shown my process pictures again so everyone can see how I do my work should they be interested. I use micron ink pens.

So here's a couple of questions :
Suggestions for my next picture?
Any suggested comps?

Thanks fellow Steemians

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nice one @saltyseagull, you made an octopus looks so pretty here..
have you draw any seahorse before?

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Thanks. Not done a seahorse before. Interesting suggestion. Thank you

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you are most welcome and I hope to see the seahorse in your version too.
by the way, I featured you in the pay it forward contest this week. check on this link if you have time https://steemit.com/payitforward/@cicisaja/pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-39-happy-new-year

It is like the big brother of "Calamardo" the octopus in Sponge Bob

you could do a nautilaus squid cuttlefish and argonaut they are all cephalopods and would be a cool collection nice octopus though
cheers and happy new year

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Thanks. Yes, I've been particularly keen on the naitilaus and have been doing some research on it. Thanks for all your great suggestions.

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Yeah that was actually a resplendent idea...quite amazed to see your drawing process....obviously I'm not even close to it...But hope I'll get better by time....a trillion good lucks for your next sessions...:):)...would really appreciate any advice on drawing..<3..have a beautiful day...

your work is beautiful, I congratulate you.

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Thank you

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You are very talented. I enjoyed your artwork. Since you looking for suggestions, how about a turtle.

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Thanks. Ah, turtles. Love those animals! Thank you.

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It's a great idea to try to complete a project a month. I know I am back to trying to Steemit more. I want to work my way back to once a day, but have been lucky if I get once a week.

I completely agree about needing to retire to art all day. I don't have time for it either. I know I need to make time. I really enjoy it.

You were featured in week 39 of @pifc's Pay It Forward Curation Contest by @cicisaja

Interesting drawing! Well done, @saltyseagull!

PS: I have found your post because @cicisaja featured you in her entry for The Pay It forward Contest

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Thank you so much. Yes, I was very excited about my entry from @cicisaja . Was very appreciative. I am glad my artwork is getting coverage.

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Very nice 👍

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Oh, you also use Micron inkpen! I love that pen very much ! What kind of paper are you using for your watercolour pieces? :O

I am now super inspired ! Your arts are very wonderful <3

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Love my micron pens. It's the perfect combination with the watercolor. I do tend to go through quite a lot though with my ink work. Definitely watercolor paper at least 300 and I prefer rough. Other than that no real preferences yet, still finding my footsteps believe it or not. Exploring. Have yet to purchase a proper paint set :o 2019 goal.

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I am just learning watercolours so thank you for the inputs :D !!

Such nice braided tentacle monster ;)

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Nice post @saltyseagull!

I am impressed that you managed to put this together with Partiko Android. I love that app and have written about it, but I obviously have some things to learn, if you are able to get all of these pictures into a Partiko post. Great job.

Dropping by to support your post, after @cicisaja featured it in our weekly @pifc community contest. And wishing you all the best for a …

💥 Happy New Year!! 💥

Hi @saltyseagull, I love art and this is really nice loking drawing. I found your post because @cicisaja featured you in @pifc curation contest. please fee free to check it any time and participate in it.

Really nice drawing @saltyseagull!
I found your post via @cicisaje and her entry for the Pay-It-Forward-Curation Contest (@pifc).
Also, I support the idea regarding the seahorse drawing - I love these animals!