Occasionally, I think of an animal and try to create a new version, different from how I usually draw the animal. This forces me to think outside the box and it sometimes helps to discover a whole new style or technique.
Here I made a more angular body, longer mouth and placed the two eyes together and higher up than what I usually do. I also added more texture with the horizontal lines on the body/tail and the under belly's ribbing.
|Lil' Whale under the water? or leaping into the sky?|
The background I did very quickly in Photoshop, using several splash and cloud brushes.
|The original scan of the Lil' Whale doodle from my lil' sketch book|