Over my April break, I took some time to finish my saltwater coral reef illustration. If you’ve been visiting here for a while, you might remember me showing parts of it as I completed it. But work and life took over and it was put on the back burner. Now it is completed! Here it is:
Can you find a giant clam, zebra moray eel, banded coral shrimp, sea star, clown fish, mandarinfish, longnose butterfly, banner fish, gamma fish, Angelfish, Pacific stinging sea nettle, sea snail, sea urchins, tube coral, brain coral, shelf coral, and lettuce coral? What else can you spot?
You won’t find all these in the same biome in nature but since this is my private reef, you can!
Here’s a mini breakdown of the process. Digital illustration using GIMP:
If you are so inclined, I sell this illustration at my zazzle shop, 1000 Words.
I’ve been lucky enough to scuba dive with several of this fish. Have you ever been scuba diving?
illustrations by me!