I had a rather thrilling experience as I was flipping through my phone’s photos to find the reference photo for this drawing. I saw a photo I had taken of the half-finished drawing and thought for a few moments that it was the original. Hyperrealism is seldom, if ever, my goal, but to have successfully conveyed something so elusive is deeply satisfying. I have learned a lot about water through this process.

This was what I worked on on Wednesday and Thursday, and it is now finished.

Ocean 2, ink pen (Pilot Precise V5) on paper, approx 8″ x 5″