New New New Seattle (5/52)

Welcome to New New New Seattle. Far off in the future when the human race has scattered across the universe to look for salvation, the space whales graciously provide sanctuary. What was New Seattle and New New Seattle? That's a story for another time.

This painting would probably work much better with acrylics or maybe even watercolor as I could have used masking fluid while filling in the background. I've wanted to do a space painting though so I thought I'd give it a try. I thought about not giving it a dark background but after coloring the planet, it was grabbing all the attention away from the rest of the painting. The black made the whale pop out a whole lot more. I started this painting on raw paper but it was just bleeding like crazy as I was using very diluted paint so I started over on sized paper. There would have been no way to fill in the background on raw paper either.