Day 38 of 365.
Card Theme: Marine Mammals
Orca or Killer Whale, Orcinus orca
IUCN Red List status: Data deficient, meaning there isn't enough data to determine the status of this animal, i.e. nobody really knows how many there are left...
Copic marker, copic multiliner, white gelpen on Strathmore Bristol vellum paper, 2,5 by 3,5 inches. This image is as large on the screen as it is in real life.
Time taken: 2 hours
Considering how much I love Orca's, it's a little strange that this is the first time I have drawn one... I have to do a bigger piece soon
The whale itself is colored entirely with Cool Grays, no black marker used! Love how it turned out!EDIT, about the reflections on the whale:
I mainly used a gel pen to create the initial lines and then colored over the reflections when they dried. I then went back and added some new lines with the gel pen to get a variation of brightness.
I also went back and added lighter (with the colorless blender) and darker patches between the reflections with the markers. To prevent smudging at either stage of this process, wait until the gel pen has dried.
Might do a full tutorial on this if anybody wants to see it described in more detail and with pictures.