A client wanted a pair of humpback whales with a sense of urgency. Depicting the fight for survival against whale hunting. I've never painted whales before, so I dove into studying them. Studying water and light rays. I'm happy with it. The owner is extremely pleased.
My return client asked me to pain a 4x2 ft piece with two humpback whales. He has a great admiration for the Sea Shepherds organization and their fight against the horrific hunting of the gentle giants. So this piece he wanted to depict a story of their fight for survival. It's still a few weeks to completion but here's my progress pics