Today's challenge is to paint a somewhat whimsical, slightly abstract rainbow octopus. This is the video that inspired the challenge. For me, just the mention of the word abstract or fantasy early in a tutorial takes off all the pressure so I can really let my mojo flow.
I lightly sketched my octopus shape then just started layering in all kinds of happy rainbow bright watercolors, painting a tentacle at a time. ( I have to add here that I was having so much fun sketching wavy, curly lines that I found myself wishing an octopus had MORE appendages!) I actually remembered to add splatters today and miracle of miracles they fell off my brush!. When it was all dry did a super light wash of aqua blue to simulate water. Drew a narrow aqua edge to frame and added my own hand-lettered sentiment. I hope you all let your inner child out to play and have as much fun with this as I did!
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 GMT Views: 358
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 66684
Tue, Jun 29, 2021 @ 6:57 PM
Wow! Linda, this is one fabulous octopus. I love all the awesome colors (that was so fun for me to do lots of colors) and the eyes are fabulous. Wonderful splatters, also. Thanks for choosing such a fun and colorful challenge this week. You did good!!!! Oh, and the head shape is perfect.
Love your perfect sentiment.
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Tue, Jun 29, 2021 @ 7:09 PM
WOW!!!! you did an amazing job with your painting. Love all the colors and how you blended them. This was a fun challenge, and you sure did one terrific job. Love seeing your handwritten sentiment. TFS
I just keep scrolling up to take another look! Your octopus is outstanding! You really achieved amazing color movement and your octopus looks like he is in full motion! Really fabulous! Thanks for the fun challenge!
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Thu, Jul 01, 2021 @ 2:57 AM
I couldn't believe you made me draw an octopus this week! So many "legs". I can't say I want to do it again, but I survived. I did enjoy using ALL the colors after your white on white challenge. I guess it's "Bubbles Week" here at SCS :0)
Love your loose, happy, colorful card!