Vaquita carving

As far as I know, there are no Vaquita carvings on the planet. Until today. It may have taken more than 22 hours over the period of a week, but my dad finally finished carving the first wooden Vaquita. It all started with a 2×4 from our garage, which I drew the outline of a Vaquita on. Next, my dad used a jigsaw to cut out the general outline, then with a file and carving knife he slowly but surely created the form of a porpoise. After a lot of muscle cramps and sandpaper, he finally finished the carving. Lastly he painted it with many layers of black, gray, and white, taking about 5 hours. I just want to thank my dad for taking so much time on this beautiful carving. Below is a timeline of the finishing processes.

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Updated 8-bits

First of all, I know I am writing a lot of short posts right now of basically only artwork. Hopefully I will be writing more long posts soon, as the last few weeks in the Vaquita world have been relatively slow.

I am considering creating a series of digital paintings of endangered and/or very interesting cetaceans in pixel form. Below are what would be the first two entries, the Vaquita (a huge update from the last one) and the Maui’s Dolphin, both large and thumbnail sized. And who knows…the Vaquita could be used in the app!

8-bit Vaquita

8-bit Maui's Dolphin

8-bit Vaquita thumbnail

8-bit Maui's Dolphin thumbnail