With every light brushing of paint, another layer of depth is added. Enriching the whales hide with age spots, dark shadows and light curves has been so much fun. Painting is like sculpting in 2D. The appearance of something is merely a trick of the brush, by using texture and perspective. On days when the painting develops smoothly, without effort I like to think of myself akin to a magician pulling a rabbit from a hat. Tah-Dah!
All of this has been done in oil paint, on a pen drawing of mine.
Stay Artsy & DFTBA