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January 20, 2016
Sometimes these drawings seem to take a lot of work, studying the animals and figuring out how to convey them in simple lines and shapes. Sometimes it takes multiple sketches, altering and redoing drawings (this Pine Marten comes to mind) and sometimes, like this otter, they come together easily in one quick go.
I have prints up in the shop, which you can find here: River Otter Art Print
While I'm on the subject I thought I'd talk about some of the otter art I enjoy. Below are a few of my favorites. Included are different otter species, and a range of styles from different artists.
"Along the Water's Edge" by Rebecca Green Gouache and Colored Pencil
Rebecca Green's whimsical narrative paintings often feature animals and interesting girl characters. Along the Water's Edge is an imaginative scene that features one such character, along with swimming river otters, and an egret. I love the soft muted colors in her work. I'm also a sucker for interesting texture and keep coming back to stare at the rich layers, marks, and brushstrokes in her paintings. You can find more of her art here: myblankpaper.com