Playing with this new idea for a tiger shark painting! The focus of this artwork was to test the mirage-like ability of the Tiger Shark to blend into its environment. :)
The Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) are considered some of the most endangered animals in the world with only a population of about 74 individuals left! Over the last three decades, they have faced many trials from starvation, disease, and stillborn births. These genetically distinct #orca are considered a large extended family, comprised of three pods: J, K, and L pods. Within each pod, families form into sub-families which are centered around older females, usually grandmothers or great-grandmothers! This sub-species of orca are especially interesting because they feed almost exclusively on Chinook Salmon, which swim up and down the rivers in Puget Sound. The piece was inspired by the family dynamic of these animals because they are so similar to us <3 I wanted to capture their personality and connection in this graphite drawing.