So after a lot of great suggestions including words I had to actually Google because I had no idea what they were, I decided on the most mentioned word, alligator. In this case, a baby alligator because they’re just cuter and less frightening than the full grown version. Also, he fit better in my sketchbook.
I posted last month about baby turtles and how baby alligators used to be a popular pet for tourists so I won’t repeat myself. That said, I’m not entirely sure what I have to say about alligators. I could mention that I think this is an American alligator, but the only other living species is the Chinese alligator and I really couldn’t tell a significant difference. Like attempting to discern the gender of a cat. So this could be Chinese, I’m not entirely sure.
I’m running super short of time so these posts may be rather short until I can find a way to sneak a little more time into my day. That’s also why this little guy was sketched quickly in sepia and only got three colors. But I think it works for him or her (I can’t really tell the gender of alligators either). Tomorrow is B… anything fun that comes to mind for you that begins with the letter “B”?
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M. Graham watercolors: Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Azo Green. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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