Terrapin and Koi

I sketched these rapidly in acrylic this morning while with my Art in the Park group at Williamson Park. I love the way acrylic allows you total freedom; unlike watercolour you can layer your colours however you like, dark to light, light to dark, and its completely forgiving. I think I might paint a series of the koi carp, I love the shapes they make as they drift around in the dark water. The terrapin sketch is lacking any texture really, but I just liked the shape of it.

Koi carp, acrylic
Koi carp, acrylic
Terrapin, acrylic
Terrapin, acrylic

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