Week 34 Animal Art Series: Carp Jumping

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 34 in my animal art series features carp jumping.

animal art series jumping carpAfter doing a quick pencil sketch of my concept, I started out with a watercolor wash for the background colors of each fish.

animal art carp jumping sketch

Then I love to dive in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.animal art carp jumping background washCan’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Drawing and illustrating always makes me happy!


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

Click here to see Week 31: Sunfish

Click here to see Week 32: Bass and Perch

Click here to see Week 33: Trout Fishing

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