Who is that sexy beast wearing Aviator sunglasses? Why, it’s an alpaca, of course! Alpacas are members of the Camillidae family. To learn more, connect to their Wikipedia page : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpaca
I stumbled across an alpaca tutorial by one of my favorite watercolor artists, Emily Olson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmcsSNRPYjXoh8EwmhXB7A/videos
She used a photo of an alpaca and photoshopped a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses onto it. I knew I had to try it, so after several attempts and many days, here he is. For some reason, the progress photo with one lens left to paint is my favorite. Quirky, I know.
Inspiration photo courtesy of Pixabay: Artist Gabi
Painted on Arches 10 x 14 inches, 140 lb watercolor pad using the following watercolors:
Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine, Cadmium Red Light, Yellow Ochre, Payne’s Gray, and White Gouache.
To perk up your Monday, how about a clip of baby Alpacas?