handmade octopus pendant

Blue Octopus Handpainted Sea Sediment Jasper Pendant

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Last week I painted my first custom octopus pendant for a lovely client on a gorgeous blue and brown sea sediment pendant with 100% sterling silver bail.

To create the design first I traced around the outside of the pendant to get the shape and area I had to work with.  Then I drew the shape of the octopus to fit the area.  I wanted a flowing, curling design and came up with this, which has almost a Celtic traditional look:

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I transferred the outline of the octopus to the pendant and blocked in the body colour using ultramarine and cerulean blue acrylics.

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Then I started adding more details using lighter and darker shades of blue and highlights of sienna brown and white.  To finish, I added some highlights of gold paint, and once the paint had dried I gave it several coats of high gloss varnish.

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This pendant is now Sold but you can see more of my artwork on my homepage here:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

My Etsy shop is here:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

And you can follow me on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/AnneMarieBroughtonArt

 

 

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