Sketch WIP - this fellow is based of macrocystis, a lovely species of giant kelp. I’d like to do him up in varying shades of gold, dark sepia with hints of green and white. There are so many species of kelp, I will probably end up creating a sub-species of kelp whitewater dragons.
Happy Arbor Day! National marine sanctuaries may not have trees, but they do have kelp forests that serve as crucial habitats for many marine animals. Nancy Foster Scholar alumna Nyssa Silbiger snapped this amazing photo of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.