Happy Lunar New Year!
Year after year I've been missing the opportunity of creating artwork for the lunar new year with its interesting zodiac animals. This year finally I managed it in time! 2022 will be the year of the tiger, specifically the water-tiger, which was a welcome excuse to draw from Hokusai's great wave. It showed again that what is imbecilically easy with digital mediums may not be so on the canvas; I almost thoughtlessly added the borders and corner elements in the digital sketch, and realising I would have to paint all that almost froze my brush. Thankfully I still managed it.
The canvas structure made it REALLY hard to give sharp edges to all the tiny details, so this is really the very, very last time I use canvas for such a small format. I mean it this time. For realz. I mean, unless I want to.
Acrylics, ink, and coloured pencils, on 25cm square canvas board. A lifesaver for straight edges: Molotow acrylic marker (not sponsored, the thing's just cool).