For Illustration Friday’s “paisley” prompt. I read on Wikipedia that paisleys are sort of like Yin/Yang, so it must be true. The first image was drawn with an old fashioned nib pen on a scrap of duck canvas and then painted with acrylics – the dime was scanned with it to show scale.  I picked up some acrylic retarder, which slows the drying time of the paint considerably.

The seahorse below that was painted on a scrap of Tyvek house wrap. I’ve drawn on that stuff with sharpies, and wondered how it would hold paint. Tyvek is awesome. It’s extremely durable. The scrap shown here has been outside for three years. And, it’s quite paint-able.

Happy Friday, peeps.




6 responses to “Paisley”

  1. Doodle Isle Avatar

    What a cute sea horse :D love the paisley details within it

  2. Roni Avatar

    LOVE! I’ve always been a paisley fan.

  3. TC Avatar

    <3 the sea horse! xD

  4. peg Avatar

    I love the petite paisleys. I imagine them closed up into a tiny locket of some sort.

  5. Sara Avatar

    Cute sea horse!!!

  6. spindelmaker Avatar

    What a fun seahorse! I never thought of the familiarity in the shapes.

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