Digital Painting of Kiska and Ike, Orcas at Marineland. Painted in Photoshop CS5, using several of my own photos as reference. About 8 hours of work.
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I know, it isn't my most interesting work... or my best. It isn't really a spectacular image, but when I saw Kiska and Ike together, I knew I was going to paint them. Watching the pair was fascinating. Ike frequently swam right beneath her, brushing up against her softly. It was beautiful. I missed seeing Kiska last season, she was the main reason I went to Marineland every year when I was a child. She is the first cetacean that I ever loved... watching her on Saturday made me feel five years old again, all full of wonder