I was selected! My drawing is among the 40 works competing for the prize at illustraciència 2 ediciò!
There are very good artists and beautiful illustrations not only in the selected for the competition, but also in the more than 300 pieces of art submitted.
The choice from the public is coming soon …
This is the other end of the development series for my illustration about this fantastic jellyfish.
I have taken very hard decisions on the first stages, and a lot of work on digital postproduccion!
On the wings of the recent joy, I chose to try again with the jellyfishes, this time to submit in another illustration prize.
This time the threshold to reach is: a whole series of growth of the spectacular Cyanea capillata, the lion’s mane jellyfish!
Here is one of the ephyra stages, starting to display the first tentacles.
This illustration combines traditional and digital art to obtain a good sense of “fresh” hand strokes that gives more natural sence than the result given by means of full digital art.
This is the phase graphite + watercolour of the illustration
And the final sketch for this drawing, after several modifications I did, from the photo sources I used.
I have been diving (by my canvas and pencils) with marine invertebrates for a while during the last month, and after ending a dozen of illustrations about very small living mollusks of the southern atlantic, I decide to go further and start my own serie of marine creatures..
This is Pandea rubra (Red paper lantern, or aka-chochin), a cute jellyfish from the deep of the oceans