Monster Monday: Map Monsters—Balena!

Balena,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Balena,© 2015 Liz Vitale

I recreated this whale(labeled “Balena”) from an old map in which it is either being joined or pursued by a similar, smaller creature(“Orca”). I am guessing the Orca was hunting the whale, But the whale (if you can even call it that) looks like a pretty tough customer itself; would you want to mess with it?
Although I love the old maps’ appearance because first they are engravings with black outlines and then they are colored in with watercolor (which is totally my style), I am trying very hard to paint without utilizing outlines. It’s hard. SO this “Balena” actually would have had dark outlines, but I decided to go without. Not bad for a first try?


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