Their busy schedules precluded much time for fun so The Octopus Ball was a highly anticipated annual event for both of them.
Started with a charcoal sketch which was then softened with gesso - a technique that I learned in the first week of Studying Under the Masters (portraits and self-portraits).
Finished up with a splash of coffee for a background and glass bead gel for shimmer.
Linking to Illustration Friday - OCTOPUS,
Sunday Sketches and