Week 31 Animal Art Series: Sunfish

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting!

My theme for August is freshwater fish, so week 31 in my animal art series features sunfish.
week 31 animal art sunfish

I started out with a watercolor wash for the background colors of each fish. Then I dove in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.

week 31 animal art sunfish watercolor

week 31 animal art sunfish closeups

Can’t wait to turn this playful sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!


Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.


Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

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