How to paint a black sea lion in pastel

How to paint a black sea lion in pastel



A black sea lion is a beautiful and majestic creature. They are also very hard to find in the wild and even harder to photograph. This is why I decided to paint one in pastel.

I started with a black sea lion reference photo. I then sketched out the basic shape of the sea lion onto my pastel paper. I used a light touch so I could easily erase any lines that I didn't need.

Next, I began to fill in the sea lion's fur with various shades of black and gray. I used a light touch for the fur, as sea lion's fur is very thick and lustrous.

After the fur was complete, I added some white highlights to create depth and dimension. Finally, I added a few touches of color to the sea lion's eyes and nose.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to paint a black sea lion in pastel.

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