Some fantasy dolphins love to stand out, but this little guy is all about blending into the oceans deep. With a marbled flow of the currents and the splash of seafoam white his impression of a wave has everyone fooled!
An almost-twin to Dolphin #001, his pattern is modeled after the Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus). These svelte mammals normally come in black, grey and white, but where’s the fun in that?
So instead of monotone, I painted him in amusingly ocean themed acrylics (Island Blue, Sailing Sky, and Ocean Breeze). His back is a less nautical black, but like a tux it makes him look quite dashing in a crowd.
This little green guy is the sibling to the pink doodle dolphin, only instead of doodles he got polka dots! Well, technically just ‘dots’ since they are in a random pattern and not lined up nice and neat. But he’s the kind of sea life that tail-splashes your silly rules… so polka dots it is. 😉
…And that purpose is to hold up your shopping list, class schedules, or important corporate memos. Doodle dolphins are the workhorses of the marine sealife tree (magnetica awesomus) and this little gal is raring to go!
Normally I donate custom model horses to model horse live shows, but this time around I figured a small herd of Fat Pony magnets might be more fun! 🙂
I’ve made donations for Big Orange Bash (Knoxville, TN) before and I’m more than happy to keep them hock deep in magnets or models. The show is a fund raiser for the Large Animal Clinic at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine and if my silly little horses can help, how can I pass that up?
I went for a full fantasy herd this time around, in homage to my past donations, and tried to get as much variation as I could into the ranks. Part of this was because I was going to use the photos in the Etsy store, so two birds (err, 11 fat ponies) with one stone!
Wooden Dolphin #001 – Black and Gold Dusty Dolphin
What mammal through yonder wavecrest breaks? Why tis a gilded dolphin o’course!
I picked up a small pod of wooden dolphins from Michael’s and this little guy was the first one to leap his way onto the finished pile. So far my muses have been dancing along the fantasy end of things, but I’m hoping for a realistic one someday. *crosses fingers*
My grandmother used to tell me that the sunlight dancing on the wavetips was the sea’s diamonds and if that’s so I can’t think of a better dash of gold to add to the hoard than this handsome fella.