Wonderful Watercolor Paintings Of Whales –
Germany-based illustrator Canan Esen creates delicate watercolor paintings that capture the elegant movements of majestic whales and other marine life. From humpbacks and orcas to dolphins and even mermaids, the talented artist hopes her work will inspire action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife.
Esen often posts quotes that inspire her on Instagram, including one by American philosopher Loren Eiseley who once said, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Esen beautifully visualizes this with each piece. Rendered in watery brushstrokes and paint droplets, each illustrated sea creature looks as though it’s gliding and splashing through the page. Esen often adds gold leaf embellishments to her work, adding even more ethereal wonder to her regal subjects. In some cases, forests and plant life seem to grow from the whales’ backs, illustrating the connection between land and sea.
You can purchase Esen’s original painting by messaging her on Instagram. 10% of profits will go towards supporting ocean and marine life conservation projects.
Illustrator Canan Esen paints delicate watercolor illustrations that capture the elegant movements of majestic whales and other marine life.