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How to paint beluga whale with your fingers

Another whale threatened by global warming. Grab your stuff and let's go!

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Get all your supplies out and ready to make some magic.

Get all your supplies out and ready to make some magic.

Mix your liquid white with a touch of Prussian Blue and Phalo Green.

Mix your liquid white with a touch of Prussian Blue and Phalo Green.

Grab your brushes and let's go!!

Grab your brushes and let's go!!

Prime your canvas with your mixture so all the other colors will blend as we go.

Prime your canvas with your mixture so all the other colors will blend as we go.

Look at your subject and sketch a basic likeness onto your canvas.

Look at your subject and sketch a basic likeness onto your canvas.

Use your fingernail to sketch, and keep an eye on proportion.

Use your fingernail to sketch, and keep an eye on proportion.

Mix your blue and green together with tour fingers to get a nice sea color. Scrub it onto the canvas and work it all around your figure.

Mix your blue and green together with tour fingers to get a nice sea color. Scrub it onto the canvas and work it all around your figure.

Clean hand and take some white. Accent the nose and top of the head.

Clean hand and take some white. Accent the nose and top of the head.

Keep working white around the head, creating depth and character.

Keep working white around the head, creating depth and character.

Clean hand and add black, work in the shadows on the belly.

Clean hand and add black, work in the shadows on the belly.

Clean hand and take a lot of white and a dab of black to make your lighter gray shadow. Work it into his face.

Clean hand and take a lot of white and a dab of black to make your lighter gray shadow. Work it into his face.

Continue down the body with your medium value gray.

Continue down the body with your medium value gray.

Highlight the fin and then place shadow on the body behind.

Highlight the fin and then place shadow on the body behind.

Add some blue to mimic the body reflecting the water around.

Add some blue to mimic the body reflecting the water around.

With a clean hand, lightly blend the whole body together. Lightly. Lightly.

With a clean hand, lightly blend the whole body together. Lightly. Lightly.

Liquid black for the eye and the mouth. Liquid white for the water reflection on the top of the head.

Liquid black for the eye and the mouth. Liquid white for the water reflection on the top of the head.

Sign the corner with your pinky.

  • Canvas
  • Oil paint
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Large chip brush
  • Liner brush