The Sea Pig – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


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Artwork: Sea Pig-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Ecoline Pastel Watercolor brush pen, Uniball white Signo on Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard 

Today my hubby took a Sea Pig in his lunch bag.

Did you know that Sea Pigs (yes – really real animals!) live on the ocean floor about 3.7 miles down? Sometimes they’ll gather by the hundreds, all facing the same direction. *shudders* I’ll bet that looks downright creepy!

I couldn’t find a good reference photo on Pixabay, Morguefile or Unsplash, but the sea pig is a pretty simple creature to draw. In essence, my pencil drawing is a balloon shape with stubby little legs all around, lol.

The technical pen I chose was an .08 because I was drawing simple bold lines and shadow. I would have used my PM-701 permanent pen, but it’s almost out of ink.

Most of the work for this painting came in the painting step. I used Ecoline Watercolor brush pens, Magenta and Sky Blue. I used my Princeton Velvetouch mixed media brush Size 6 long round throughout.

Sea Pigs look a lot like animated bubbles of chewing gum so I needed soft tints rather than bright colors. Both the magenta and sky blue are actually a very deep, intense colors, so I scribbled onto a piece of plastic, mixed it with lots of water and just picked up a little to paint with.

All the different colors you see are from those two colors mixed in different ratios, plus the technical pen, and some scribbles from my Signo Uniball White gel pen for highlights.

Wanna buy any of these toys?

Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcards:

Zebra Zensation Technical Pens

Princeton Velvetouch mixed media brush Size 6 long round

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