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World Watercolor Month #14: Painting Realistic Narwhals

We’re just about at the end of World Watercolor Month! WHEEE! But we aren’t done yet….2 more days!

Painting Realistic Narwhals

I’ve seen lots of narwhals colored in bright happy colors….not so much in realistic colors! I looked at lots of pictures on Google, and gave it a try with Distress inks. Hope you’ll try something like this at some point! It’s lots of fun. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I used grey and kraft and black cardstock layers, and just a little twine. 

Inks used: Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, and Black Soot. — Marker: Black Soot

While I had this in my MISTI, I stamped one on Neenah so I could color it in Copics too, using a background from the intermediate level Underwater Scenes class:



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8 thoughts on “World Watercolor Month #14: Painting Realistic Narwhals

  1. Wow!! Sandy can do it all.

  2. Love these narwhals!

  3. I love these narwhals, there are so many images of these now and they are all adorable. I love what you have done with them too Sandy TFS. :O) xxxx

  4. Hi Sandy – thanks so much for the comment about having enough so you don’t panic. I do that with all my go-to’s…particularly substrates! I enjoy your videos so much and I am getting so much out of your Copic Jumpstart class! Thank you for sharing your talent, thoughts, and inspiration!

  5. Lovely cards – well done!

  6. Great to see how watercolor with Distress Ink. I love it, the Narwhals are so realistic!
    Thank you so much Sandy.

  7. Oh these are wonderful! I love the video and they turned out so well. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great video, super cool narwhals, nice to see them in natural colours & in a scene, thanks. P.S. Although I do like them in purples like another card designer did.

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