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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Free Betta Drawings

Hi all! I've been meaning to post this for awhile now, but just haven't gotten around to it-I'm looking to improve my skills in drawing and coloring bettas. I can only get so much practice in drawing my two boys though, so if anyone wants a free drawing of their betta(s) just post here. I will probably go back and forth between using oil pastel and watercolor (more comfortable with oil pastel, but I want to work on my watercolor techniques too).

Here's an example of a quick betta drawing of my boy, Merlin:


And just to reassure you that I'm not half-bad with oil pastel when I take my time:



As I said, I'm going to do some in watercolor too, but I don't have any examples of aquatic creatures in that medium. If you do want a specific medium for your betta to be done in (oil pastel or watercolor) just say so in your post!

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My Goldfish: Rory
My Nerite Snails: J & K
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Merlin-Red VT
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I'd love a watercolor if you'd like to use my fish as your test subject.
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Thanks, Araielle! I'll get to drawing!

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My Goldfish: Rory
My Nerite Snails: J & K
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Merlin-Red VT
//Raku-Multi-Colored CT

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I should also ask, would you like a realistic background or a more abstract/fantasy sort of background?

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal." ~Alfred A. Montapert

My Bettas: Dude-Male Salamander HMPK & Molly-Female Marble HM
My Goldfish: Rory
My Nerite Snails: J & K
S.I.P. Beta-Blue & Black CT//Dragoon-Dark Copper DSPK//
Merlin-Red VT
//Raku-Multi-Colored CT

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I should also ask, would you like a realistic background or a more abstract/fantasy sort of background?
Ohh just whatever you feel fits with your medium. :)
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All right, thank you!

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My Goldfish: Rory
My Nerite Snails: J & K
S.I.P. Beta-Blue & Black CT//Dragoon-Dark Copper DSPK//
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//Raku-Multi-Colored CT

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Your betta definitely provided a challenge & learning experience with how the colors are! I hope you like how the painting turned out!


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My Bettas: Dude-Male Salamander HMPK & Molly-Female Marble HM
My Goldfish: Rory
My Nerite Snails: J & K
S.I.P. Beta-Blue & Black CT//Dragoon-Dark Copper DSPK//
Merlin-Red VT
//Raku-Multi-Colored CT

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Aww this is seriously adorable. I love how you captured the green on her face and back. Thank you so much!
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No problem! I'm glad you like it!

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My Goldfish: Rory
My Nerite Snails: J & K
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Could you draw Orenji please? he's a lyre tail.
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