Whales and Dolphins and Sea Creatures, Oh MY!

W16 3 8 Rich German Whale 001I’m using this “sketch-swim”
to loosen up and try new things.

I am in love with Reuven Dattner‘s wonderful sketching images.
One thing I’ve wanted to try is the use of odd colored or
complementary colored inks in a sketch.
Also, he steps off the page and is quite whimsical.
In an effort to loosen up I am trying his techniques (making them my own,
which is the point) and what could be brighter than red against sea creatures?

W16 3 7 Rich German Whale 009While we are on the subject of “stealing”
ideas from another artist:

everyone does it
(hoity-toity people call it “influenced by”),

Picasso said you are crazy if you don’t,
and I think artists should be honest
and share who they steal from! 

I used Daniel Smith Masking Fluid, White Pitt pen, salt, and any other trick to create the illusion of waves and splashes.  Primatek Lapis helped deliver the moody skies and water.  Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Preppie pen with De Atramentis Document ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbein, and QoR watercolors.

I can’t thank Rich enough for allowing me to use some of his images.
You can, by visiting his page and joining his cause.
(BTW, follow him on FB and see great videos!)
Rich also sells his photographs and paintings,
with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the ocean.


 ©D. Katie Powell, except for photographs ©Rich German.
My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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