Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. We like to celebrate this date each year in this house, as me and Chickpea are very fond of pirates. Yarrr!
This week I have spent some time experimenting with the way I paint and also using mixed media. It's been fun and strangely I found myself drawing a pirate ship. Here's the finished piece:
This is taken with my phone's camera. I will scan the picture and get it on my website as I'm really pleased with it. It's a little bit messy but I like that.
Here are some progress pictures:
A messy start
Experimenting with layering ink with sponges
Loose brush painting on the waves
Adding stars and highlights with pencils and extra sails
Adding depth and shadows
And the finished piece again:
Happy Pirate day and thanks for looking at my blog.