baby orcas


Orca by gregggentry

Here’s the babies!
I’ll give a detailed breakdown in time like I did for the coloured pencils but for now: I believe almost any paint can work if you’re patient and cheap paints are FINE for work that will be reproduced or for practice!
Due to lightfast and permanence issues however, I do recommend people comfortable with watercolour and willing to invest in it get at least student grade for selling originals (professional is obv. Better)
The only paint I have nothing positive to say about is Daler Rowney: simply watercolour (cake version). They were tough to get off the palette, super opaque, not very vibrant, don’t mix well, and when dry are super chalky and will rub off of the page (which is forgivable if there’s at least one pro to it). They were fairly cheap but the reeves, Staedtler, and Artists Loft were around the same price are each at least had one strength. Can’t say the same for DR lol I really hated them
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these baby whales :3

Ok since Godzilla is feeding from the Earth’s core’s radiations (so he doesn’t need to pray on living animals except maybe mutos n shit) AND that he uses echolocation wich means he is an acoustic creature, he can take free time to take care and communicate with other creatures right? LIKE WHALES MAYBE? Imagine humpback whales rubbing on his skin, orcas bow riding in front of him, or Godzilla diving with sperm whales and Cuvier’s beaked whales, or, my favorite, putting back big stranded whales in the water. Why not?

Corky 2 with her first calf. Corky was captured off the coast of British Columbia in 1969. She was purchased by a California park, Marineland of the Pacific. In 1977 Corky the first calf to be conceived and born in captivity. Trainers had no idea of Corky’s pregnancy, so the birth came as a surprise. The male calf made no attempt to nurse, and Corky was unable to nurse as the pool was too small and round to properly perform nursing maneuvers. After 18 days, the calf died of pneumonia. Corky went through a total of 8 pregnancies in the span of 12 years. Because orcas have 18 month gestation periods, this means Corky was basically kept continuously pregnant for 12 years. After her final pregnancy, which ended in a miscarriage, Corky stopped ovulating at 22, an abnormally young age for orcas who normally reproduce into their 40s. Corky was quite a maternal whale and is credited as being a good mother, but of her four live calves, the oldest lived for only 47 days. In 1987, Corky was moved to Seaworld San Diego where she still lived today. Calves that had been separated from their mothers due to death and aggression have been introduced to Corky due to her maternal and gentle nature, and she has acted as an “adoptive mother” to these few. She is still used as the introductory whale to orcas who are transferred to the park. After 45 years, Corky has been captive longer than any other orca in the world, and is the second oldest orca currently kept in captivity at 48 years old. In the wild, female orcas normally do live to be about 40-50 (though they can live to be 100!), so Corky is one of the few captive whales to reach the average age of wild killer whales.

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I squished Corky’s body a little :U