Although I designed Soakie specifically for pencil line tests it was really fun to spend some time putting her 3 ages into colour.
A friend reminded me of this artist makes glass sculptures that feel like wonderful sea creatures… a tropical ocean palette.
I’ve been researching the almost extinct art of diving for pearls in Japan, and also in Korea. The women who do this are known as Ama. Today there are so few remaining and most of them are aged between 45 and 80, with no young women wanting to train to be Ama.
…and the kid version of Soakie would almost certainly have a t-shirt like this!