Blazing a Path Among the Stars

Here is a progress image for the red starfish painting.  Please enlarge the image so you can see where I am heading with the red parts of the tentacles (lower left tentacle).  Looks like a patchwork or crochet quilt to me.  This one does have the color I have been craving lately, but more importantly, it has lots of interesting texture.

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Excuse Me Young Man … is Your Name Patrick?

 

 

Duh, … Wait a minute, I know the answer to that one?  Duh ………..  Anyway, while we wait on Patrick, this is the beginning of my next project, which is this really cool looking starfish.  Stay tuned for further updates.

At the Finish it is Sarah Seadragon by a Very Long Nose

 

Here she is, the new it girl, Sarah Seadragon.  Isn’t she lovely in here shimmering jewel encrusted evening dress, ahem … well, this is the end of another painting in my project for my sister.  I hope you have enjoyed watching the development of this painting as much as I did.  I really did need a splash of colors to get me going.

Whoa … That’s Like Really Trippy Dude!

 

This is the Sarah Seadragon painting with the main painting layer turned off.  I will do that some times to check for mistakes, a few of which are the white stripes on the tail and ribs that should have been on the main painting.  However, I thought this looked pretty cool, almost like a star cluster.

Sunlight Glimmering Beneath the Waves

 

I have made a lot of progress, bringing this painting near its end.  Eventually I will merge most of the layers so that I can center the image better but that can wait.  I like how the various major areas that I have worked on separately are now starting to blend into a cohesive whole.

Swirling Shimmers of Colorful Seadragon

 

Well, I have made lots of progress.  I am starting to connect the larger areas with more detail and smother color transitions.  As you can see, the front two spine extensions have been heavily worked on.  I was surprised when I took a closer look at the second one on my reference photo that I saw hints of the light blue from the stripes there.  So many subtle color changes to try to achieve.  I really needed this.

Making Waves

 

I have made a lot of progress working along the neck that I am happy with.  I decided to put here against a darker background so you can see how well the colors pop.  Also, you can better see the first spine fins along the top neck better this way.  Once things are done, I will make it permanent.