Monster-a-Day - Kappa Picture

Part of a series of paintings for my Water Media class this past semester. The assignment theme was "Everyday" leaving it very open to interpretation. I opted for a painting a day to fit the theme and allow me to paint things that interested me.

For about a week I painted one 8"x8" painting of mythological/folk creatures from around the world. I worked primarily from descriptions only and reference real world animals for the monsters. Some of the backgrounds are based on real places others are based on photos found online.

Here is the kappa which had quite a few descriptions. I prefer the more reptilian ones but it ended up being mostly in the water anyway so...yeah P: The background is based on a photo found via a quick Google image search (that I can't seem to remember or find again) but the only similarities to the original photo being the placement of the boulder, the land, and I think the log. I referenced a few images for the water.

Done with watercolors, gouache, and a little acrylic.
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