I decided to finally try drawing my absolute (current) favourite sea creature. I remember the first time I stumbled upon these, I was carrying out a tour in the marine protected area. A group of guests called me over urgently to tell them what kinda fish these were. Even though it was my first time ever seeing these so close in person myself, I knew instantly those were not "strange fish" and were reef squid.
They're so incredibly beautiful up close, lots of pretty colours. The photo is actually a shot I took myself. The drawing is not done realistic as I'm still experimenting with different ideas and expressions.
|Firstly, an ink sketch.|
|Starting to lay down the colour with pencil crayon.|
|More colour added.|
|And then some more...|
|I started adding in the marker colours.|
|Adding more marker colour|
|And then some more|
|Added a few bubbles and my signature just in case the piece went so horribly wrong from here.|
|Started adding a light background|
|And then I was all done.|
I continued to do some edits on Photoshop. I must say I was pleased with the end result.
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