Size: Approx. A5
Medium: Graphite on paper, digital colouring.
Deep sea creatures. Now that shit is fucked up.
This drawing isn't half as creepy as what actually exists down there, haha. I've always been fascinated and entirely creeped out by the deep sea. Translucent, slimy and enormous-eyed monstrosities in a vast pit of total darkness. I'm sure they're just misunderstood.
I've been trying to do more rough sketching, without any intention of making something significant. Going back to pencil. I find that i do a lot of my "sketching" in my head, and when it comes to putting an idea down, it only involves two or three extremely basic and tiny sketches before I start "the real thing". I admire artists who have a much more drawn-out process, so to speak, where they end up with books filled with little sketches and half-finished visual stories to look back over. It's good for productivity and creativity. Perhaps ignore the fact that I turned this sketch into a final work, lol. The intention was/is there.
Aesthetically, I liked the idea of portraying this as a half-living fossil that just didn't make sense. On paper, within the paper, behind glass, in its natural habitat, a memory in a dream... all this rolled into one. A curiosity from a museum you'll never find again.
A (slightly late) happy Halloween!
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