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.
Here is another digital painting made in Microsoft Paint. Check out the rest of my art here: http://goldenliontamarin.deviantart.com/.
There once was a tiny porpoise
That was the opposite of enormous.
Grey on the sides,
Black mouth and eyes,
With a song as nice as a chorus.
The Vaquita’s black mouth patch resembles a shy smile, but it has no reason to smile.