If you draw on it long enough, keep adding to it, it eventually becomes gray.
This is the third version. Partway through the first version I decided to add the beams of light. Too late, too sketch-like. Partway through the second version I decided… well, there were things I liked about each of those, and my evaluator, Trish, liked the first one best. But, partially because I’m working on putting together a ‘real surfers’ coloring book, I went with something, probably a bit more, um, draftsman-like. Nah; can’t quite master that. I have this, and, when I tried to make a copy, this weird tire-tread-like line went down the right side, so, not risking the original, I may not actually color this. Yet.
Really on the coloring book. I’m just trying to figure out how I can do it at a reasonable price, and, of course, how the hell I’ll try to market it.
Market to surf shops everywhere, up and down the coast. Coast to coast. Be there for the holidays. But maybe you need an agent. Someone who knows the ins and outs of getting this stuff out. Maybe talk with the folks at Powells. Look in the back of poets and writers magazine. There are art blogs on WordPress. Submit to them. You’ll think of more, I’m sure.
Lovely work! I love your fern fronds! drew