Inktober Day 1 – Stingray Family
Today’s official prompt from the prompt list was poisonous…and naturally, I had to go with stingrays!
I love how these critters just glide through the water like it is nothing. I also found out while looking up references of these guys that they are related to manta rays but they aren’t the same…? (I apologize to all the marine biologist out there…)
Drawing stingrays was a challenge for me, considering I’ve never really drawn them before. The fact that they are almost symmetrical drove me crazy! I also had to thumbnail a bit more than what I already had done before coming up with the final design. I originally planned to draw them from profile view…that did not turn out so great, ahahahaaa…so top view it was. But, it was all worth it in the end!
I now have a little stingray family in my sketchbook.
Since this day’s prompt ended up as an ocean themed drawing, just going to throw in a little friendly reminder to reuse, recycle, don’t use plastics when possible….and keep our oceans nice and clean!
See you tomorrow for Inktober Day #2!