Watercolor Seahorses

Seahorse Illustration
I’m starting to really like working in watercolors. It’s a lot quicker than working in gouache. It’s nice not to have to worry about covering up the underlying sketch, plus mixing the colors is super quick. This piece was supposed to originally be done in gouache. These two seahorses are pot-bellied seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis).

Seahorse Illustration Progress Seahorse Illustration Progress

Here are some progress shots. The first shows the original tracing paper sketch overlaid. I don’t normally do tracing paper, but I had originally intended doing gouache which hides any sketch underneath once you start putting values down.

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