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River Otter

This image is doing double duty. It’s #2 for the 30 day drawing challenge, my favorite animal, the North American river otter. I love drawing animals, especially animals with hair. Hair makes the best lines.

But I decided on a river otter because they seem to do such a good job at enjoying life. Whenever I’ve seen one, it’s either playing at high speed or sleeping. If I have to be reincarnated, and I’ve been very good in this life, I’m hoping for a gig on a nice broad forested river as an otter. A swamp locale would be okay too.

I worked hard to get a watery look to the background so I thought this would fit Illustration Friday’s “water” topic too.




So I finished the portrait of my friend’s daughter that I’ve been working on. My friend has a thing for sunrises and her daughter loves the color purple so that’s what’s going on with the background.

Is there a better feeling than FINISHING a project? I always have a hard time letting go and declaring a piece done. Even looking at the photo now, there’s a million little things I want to tweak or adjust just a little.

But I’ve declared it DONE, so it is. I gave it to my friend yesterday.