"Ocean Heat"

I was bored one day so I just started surfing the internet. Dolphins have always been one of my favorite animals, so I decided to read an in depth scientific study on their behavior. Eventally I made it down to the Mating Habits section and learned some very interesting things about the dolphin reproductive system. Interesting enough to inspire me to incorperate one of them into my dear dolphin girl, Dixie. (Don't get the wrong idea about me- I find material like this facinating. I nearly chose Marine Biology as a career path.) This picture may be PG-13 to humans because she is covering up all of her important parts, but to a dolphin this would at the minimum be rated R! This is because she is sporting the "pink belly" effect, which dolphins show when they are in heat.

The background of this picture is one of my first serious attempts at digital coloring. I think it turned out very well, but in case you can't tell she is laying in shallow water looking at who ever she has the hots for (heh heh). It's been a long time since Dixie has graced the galleries at the Fred Perry Fan Club, but hopefully this drawing will receive as good of a response as they have in the past.

This drawing was done on 80lb. medium surface Strathmore drawing paper. For the rough pencil work I used a .05mm mechanical pencil with 5H lead. I used 2B lead for line darkening. The result was cleaned up and darkened with Paint Shop Pro 3. The print out was on standard fax/copy paper and was colored with Crayola colored pencils. The lettering was added and the background drawn with Paint Shop Pro 7.02.

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