Watched “Making Contact” on the Nature channel yesterday and was inspired by the incredibly beautiful octopus. (Totally worth a watch!) Had some scrap acrylic and spray paint laying around and I ended up working on these til the wee morning. I really adore the look of painted acrylic.
The tentacles, boat and waves were black and white images I found online and I didn’t draw them; I just heavily reworked them into a file and put them together. The brightly colored octopus and waves were broken up into numerous individual engravings so the could be painted individually.