Sea Creatures by Ana Cedoviste

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The sea hides some of the most amazing creatures! Let's learn how to paint some of them!

Step 1

Find reference photos of sea creatures you like, I found a humpback whale, squid, and manta ray. Do sketches of them using reference photos. 

Step 2

Let's do the whale first. I mixed Mehron Paradise Paint in Black and Mehron Paradise Paint in Dark Blue. Looking at the reference photo, I placed this mixture on the darkest parts of the whale. Then above that, I added some Mehron Paradise Paint in Lagoon Blue making a gradient. In the end, I added some mixture of Mehron Paradise Paint in Lagoon Blue and Mehron Paradise Paint in White.

 

Step 3

Using Mehron Paradise Paint in White I painted the rest of the whale but I made some gradient on its belly. With the same color, I added some small spots on the darker part of its belly and on its tail. Then I used Mehron Paradise Paint in Black and I added some black spots on the top of whales back and on its fins.I painted its eye and mouth with black and added a small white spot on the eye as a highlight.I added stripes on whales' neck in Mehron Paradise Paint in Lagoon Blue as it has on the reference photo. 

Step 4

Next one is the manta ray. Paint it in grey, and use Mehron Paradis Paint in Storm Cloud Grey. One of the reference photos that I used has some white details so those parts I left unpainted. 

Step 5

Add some black outlines I used Mehron Paradise Paint in Black. After that, I used a mixture of Mehron Paradise Paint in Black and Mehron Paradis Paint in Storm Cloud Grey. Leave some spots lighter as on reference photo and two spots for some white details. 

Step 6

Add Mehron Paradise Paint in White on unpainted spots on manta rays back. After that, add some mixture of Mehron Paradis Paint in Storm Cloud Grey and Mehron Paradise Paint in White on the part that is manta rays mouth. I painted its eye and with black and added a small white spot on the eye as a highlight.

Step 7

The next step is painting the squid! I used a mixture of Mehron Paradis Paint in Storm Cloud Grey, very little Mehron Paradise Paint in Black and some Mehron Paradise Paint in Red. Looking at the reference photo I added the darkest parts of on squid using this mixture.

Step 8

Use the same mixture of Mehron Paradis Paint in Storm Cloud Grey, very little Mehron Paradise Paint in Black, and some Mehron Paradise Paint in Red but add Mehron Paradise Paint in White to make it lighter. With that mixture, paint the rest of the squid.

Step 9

Its time for details. Using a darker mixture of Mehron Paradis Paint in Storm Cloud Grey,  Mehron Paradise Paint in Black and some Mehron Paradise Paint in Red add some edges on squid and some spots on it. I painted its eye and with black and added a small white spots on the eye as a highlight.

And that is all! I hope you like these sea creatures.

Love, Cedoviste.

 My name is Ana but on social media I use the nickname "Cedoviste," which is a combination of two words in my language: čedo (kid, child) and čudoviše (monster), and I really am monster kid - creative, silly, cheerful but also strange, creepy and scary.

I am a self-taught artist living in Montenegro, a very, very small country on the Balkans (former Yugoslavia) with around 660.000 citizens. It is very rare for people here to do body art professionally, so I work a full time job in HR and body art is my hobby that takes time as much as full time job. :D

My favorite type of expression illusion makeup body art. I just love making illusions and seeing people's reactions. I also enjoy creating different characters that are just perfect for Halloween season.

To see more of Cedoviste's amazing art, visit her Instagram


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