The Collector


We find our friend the octopus scouring ocean floor for oddities to add to his collection. After spending a considerable amount of time shopping an ancient moai resting place, he finally selects a large, battered stone statue to drag back to his eclectic underwater tiki hut.

Painting Process
The background was painted with various shades of blue and green acrylics to create a murky, monochromatic feel, while the octopus and moai were painted with 1 shot enamel to make them pop off the clayboard. Lots of highlights and lowlights were used to detail and outline the characters, but black was only used on the eyeball. 

Paper Prints
The 18 x 12 The Collector prints are produced with archival ink on glossy paper and are perfect for those of you who prefer to frame your art. 

Canvas Prints
The ready-to-hang The Collector canvas prints are produced with archival ink on museum-grade, gallery-wrapped canvas and extend 1.25 inches off the wall, so there's no need for a frame. There are several sizes available and each limited-edition giclee is signed and numbered out of only 40 Artist Proofs. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of canvas prints, as they are custom-built at the time the order is placed.