This is the second in my alcohol ink sea life series. If you missed my jellyfish yesterday, you can see it in THIS POST. This time I have an alcohol ink turtle to share with you. This one didn’t turn out quite as I wanted, so it’s just a practice piece. But, I thought I’d share it anyway! I think it’s important to share that not everything goes right, the first time.
The background that you see is not how it started out; that was my first clue that things weren’t going to go smoothly! After sketching out the turtle, I dropped alcohol inks for the background, and then brushed them together. I didn’t like it, but left it and went on to the turtle.
I guess the best I can say is that the basic shape of the turtle is pretty good! LOL If you take off your reading glasses and squint, the painting looks okay! I had such trouble trying to blend the colours on the shell, you can see it’s way overworked. When alcohol ink gets overworked, it starts to get thick, and tacky. When it gets like that, you have to get out the isopropyl alcohol and lift it off!
If you’d like to give the alcohol ink turtle a try, I’d love to see it! I will be giving mine another try.
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