Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Animal Wednesday - Sea Animals

I've got a large moleskine drawing book and have been drawing sea animals with soft graphic pencil - mostly copied from photographs from National Geographic Magazine.  The images don't come out very well, due to the moleskine yellow background and the light pencil drawings so in some of them I played around with photoshop to enhance.

Beluga Whales


Bottlenose Dolphins


Minke Whale - enhanced drawing of course

Dugong - from the Indo pacific area 

Bottle nosed Dolphin again 

Dugong again with a page of his friends the Red Hind (top) and giant grouper aka potato cod


West Indian Manatee and baby


Sockeye salmon - feeding - under water (altho to me they look like the fish that ate the house) 

Sea Otter

Hammerhead and Grey Reef Sharks 

Hawksbill Turtle on a photoshoped background
I loved drawing all these sea creatures but have a particular fondness for the Manatee and Baby and the Dugong.  And of course, the Beluga Whales.

Happy Animal Wednesday!

9 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love those sea turtles. All of your sketches are good. National Geo is a real inspiration for a lot of things.

kj said...

You are amazing. Quite very amazing

What I bow to the most is your versatile curiosity. And fearlessness

Love
kj

Lynn Cohen said...

Terrific job Mim! Love them all. The softness is pleasant to see, as if I feel them swimming under water. HAW!

Lynn Cohen said...

Terrific job Mim! Love them all. The softness is pleasant to see, as if I feel them swimming under water. HAW!

Robin said...

These are wonderful! As Lynn said, the paper shadings do look as if they are all underwater...dreamy and mysterious...

HAW!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Teri Casper said...

These are great sketches Mim. Pencil never works very well when scanning. Makes me nuts when I try it.

HAW

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Wonderful drawings Mim. I think the soft pencil affect enhances the underwater affect.

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sukipoet said...

mim these are wonderful and as someone said dreamy drawings. oh i do love manatees too though have never seen a live one.