June 18th, 2015

An Invitation to the Underwater World

Artist: Peggy Rustler, Germany
Artist Statement: The French artist Mona Fontina announces a painting challenge every month with changing themes. This time it was the underwater world. I searched for a nice picture from our visits to sea life displays in zoos and parks. The seahorse caught my attention and I thought, it must be fun to paint this!

I started with a light pencil drawing and then outlined the seahorse with masking fluid. Then I let the water and colors run. I then added a few grains of salt to the background and more color to the seahorse and finished. This was the first time for me with a really wet page in a sketchbook. I kept the wet page separated from the other pages until it dried and there was no problem.

It’s great to have a page like this in a sketchbook. I’m very happy with the surface and I’ll fill the book with more creatures from the underwater world.
Website: https://peggy-rustler.de/

Media: Pencil, masking fluid, watercolor, salt resist
Surface: Beta Series – Extra Heavy Weight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

Seahorse Rustler

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