Swimming Sunlight

A large pod of Mediterranean spinner dolphins enjoying some peace, swimming through warm, sunlit waters. This is a fictional species created by Nikaleles on deviantart, you can check them out here: https://www.deviantart.com/the7thsea/art/bitches-i-made-up-864825021 I love their design – they’re just so pretty, I had to paint them. It’s been a while though… I started this four years ago. Got stuck on the water webbing, didn’t like it anymore and then it sat almost done on my laptop for 2 years. In a bid to finish old paintings though I recently picked it up again, and I’m glad I did. Just a little work made me enjoy this painting again. I cleaned up the layer hell (turns out I layered everything back then), got rid of the old water webbing and revisited all the dolphins to fix anatomy and colour. Lastly I worked a bit on the overall colours and pained in the surface. Now I’m really happy with how this turned out.

– Digital