Atlantic Ghost Crab


Continuing with ink and watercolour this week my post is of a painting I made of an Atlantic Ghost Crab.  I used a variety of photographic references, particularly for the drawing, and for the basics of the colour, but I did use some artistic licence in painting this little fella.


Here’s the ink drawing…


And here’s the finished painting…



In painting this I discovered that I am able to paint more loosely when I have the strong clear lines of the ink drawing already there.  I used my Micro 0.5 again for the ink and my Winsor and Newton Artist’s Watercolours for the colour.

6 thoughts on “Atlantic Ghost Crab

  1. Actually I just remembered an art lesson I was doing with the children this afternoon. It was supposed to be observational drawing but one of my little ones had decided to use all the colours of the rainbow. It looked lovely but was not exactly observational. I shall teach him the phrase ‘artistic licence’ next week! I think he’ll like that.


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