Marokintana, a new Whale Shark illustration

August 02, 2014

Marokintana, a new Whale Shark illustration

Finally finished up a whale shark illustration, one that I've had in my mind for a while now. In Madagascar whale sharks are named Marokintana, which translates to "many stars". This name was the inspiration for this painting. A star covered ocean giant swimming under a star filled sky.
I spent a little more time on the stars in this piece since they were a focus. I used masking fluid to keep the stars white and painted in a little band of the Milky Way (painted in watercolor).

Whale Shark Art Print
Above, a 13x19" Print of the illustration. You can find this and other sizes in my shop with the link below!
Whale Shark Art Print




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