Eating Shrimps

So why are Pink Flamingos in fact pink? Apparently they are actually born with grey feathers. These birds feed on algae, crustaceans, aquatic plants and diatoms. Yes they eat lots of shrimp! As a result they obtain a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin so their feathers gradually turn pink. Myth or truth, I think that’s so cute! So I made a fantasy e-drawing of what it would be like if kawaii animals like bunnies and bears were to eat a lot of shrimps and turn pink….

Last night, I was sitting in front of the T.V. and started doodling on my iPad using the Sketches app. A great and quick way to “jot” down your thoughts when you don’t have your supplies at hand or, as in the case of yesterday, too lazy to get your them out on the table. The wonderful thing about this app is that you can choose your medium and colours. Here I used a combination of magenta fountain pen as outline, followed by baby pink and darker pink watercolour paint. The background was air-sprayed in blue.

Looks elementary but it’s the thought and cuteness that counts! I would most definitely like to do an actual painting of it soon …

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