Third go on the new Wacom tablet. Been wanting to do a bookplate illustration for a little while, and the theme for Illustration Friday this week was “Swim”… so I tried to hit two birds with one stone. I’ll adapt it into bookplate format, but for now – here’s the artwork. I drew a small sketch, a larger sketch on Bristol board, inked it by hand with a brush, scanned and colored it in Photoshop Elements with the Wacom.
Octopus reading eight books.