Scan of a final, abstract watercolor painting of 3 manta rays moving in circular patterns

A series of images showing digital and analog sketches of the "Manta Entanglement" painting

Watercolor painting, 8″W X 10″H

This graphic painting attempts to capture the experience of scuba diving at night with manta rays. The rays carve circular orbits around lights set up on the bottom and surface of the ocean, scooping up plankton attracted to the columns of illumination. It’s a magical, surreal experience, and this piece only scratches at the surface of it.

This painting took multiple rounds of sketching to figure out how the concept should be visualized.

The final piece was painted on Arches 140lb Coldpress with Winsor & Newton paints.

Watermarks are not present on the actual artwork or on prints.