The Shark

MediumAcrylic + Oil Pastel + Ink SurfaceStretched Canvas Size20x16 in Year2019 ArtistDAEthington

This guy just looked so happy I had to take my 2018 sketch and see if I could capture some of the original’s personality.

Most of my early artist life was spent chasing the photorealism dragon. I had felt that was the ultimate test of an artist’s skills. I think that is only one part of being an artist. A specific type of artist.The rule stands true, learn the rules so you break them. Otherwise you’re just making a mess. A huge thanks to my friend Jenny who prodded me back into painting and prompted me to break some rules. I’m still playing around and this one veered away from my first experiment that felt more sketch-like and into a more comfortable realistic style.