Alpaca and Aviators

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?

Cheers

Helen

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