Spotted Jellyfish Watercolor Sketch
Here is my first jellyfish painting. Its head turned out a little square, but well…that’s okay. I guess I could call it ‘Jelly Sam Square Fish’. Ha, ha. This one is for you, Sheila Hurst! 😉 Sheila wrote a wonderful book called “Ocean Echoes.” It’s a fantastic novel that I recently read and in which I said before inspired me to paint ocean creatures again!
Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Echoes-Novel-Sheila-Hurst
I met her here on WordPress, so here is a link to her blog, too. https://sheilahurst.wordpress.com/
Yesterday when I decided to sketch this particular type of jellyfish, I wanted to do a “quick” sketch, but I ended up spending hours on it trying to get the colors right. I used my Prismacolor watercolor pencils. Experimenting with color is my favorite part of painting. I took a break from writing, and this was a refreshing way to spend it.
It is interesting that there are hundreds of different kinds of jellyfish! This type of jellyfish was created in a variety of colors. I was especially attracted to this blueish-purple one with pink highlights. Someday I want to try and paint a Lion’s Mane jellyfish, but it will probably be one of my greatest painting challenges to date. They are so transparent and yet colorful. I don’t know how I will do one in acrylics, but I am determined to try at some point, because I still want to turn our extra room into an ocean environment! And I want to use the rest of the toy box which would require acrylics.
Here is a link to this type of jellyfish if you are interested in reading more about them.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_jelly
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂