Monday, August 13, 2012

Shark Week 2012, Day 1: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

I've meant to dust the cobwebs from this old blog for months. What better time to resume posting than the most wonderful week of the year? I am, of course, referring to Shark Week. And this year, as in years before, the talented Kristen Campbell is heading up the Shark Week Sketch Jam! For those of you who want to play along, each day we will be drawing (or painting, sculpting, sewing, etc.) a specific shark species. Take a look at the sketch jam blog and deviantart pages to see what everyone else is coming up with, and feel free to join in on the fun!

Sunday's shark of the day was the Oceanic Whitetip. I sat down with some scrap paper, my Pentel Pocketbrush, and some markers and, in spite of how rusty I felt, did a few sketches of the whitetips (and their pilot fish companions):

This page was fun to draw. Added the color here digitally:

I don't think the colors scanned very nicely, but ah are a couple I colored with markers:

So it begins. Happy Shark Week, everybody!

Edit: Day 2 is the Bramble Shark :)


Mike Nassar said...

Awesome! so soo many too.

L ROSSI said...

Whoa that came about fast! :D
I think the marker ones are awesome actually n.n

Anthony Holden said...

So glad to see some drawings from you again! I love these sharkies!!!

Fawn said...

I heard that Shark Week was coming up, and I instantly thought of you this weekend. Happy Shark Week!

Samantha Gray said...

Your sharks have so much personality! I can't wait to see the rest of them throughout the week!

Kendra Phillips said...

Awesooome! I always love the huge fins on these guys. I'm glad I actually remembered to check the sharks this year and try to participate, haha.
Can't wait for more!

Erik D. Martin said...

man these are lovely designs!

Nikhita said...

Wow!! Loved all of them!! :)

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Mike--thanks! Shark Week comes but once a year.

Laurent--thank you! :)

Anthony--Thanks!! I'll be updating more, I promise!

Fawn--Happy Shark Week!! Thanks for thinking of me :D

Samantha--Thank you!

Kendra--Thanks!! And I'm glad you're participating!

Erik--Thanks very much! :)

Nikhita--Thank you!!

Ryan Green said...

I really like the inkwork on these. They have a Chris Sanders quality.