Brown Sea Nettle
You know how pleased I was with the watercolor instruction book because it had exercises in it that would result in proper paintings while I learned how to use my new paints? Well, despite that the first thing I did was a quick doodle of a jellyfish so I could color it in.
None of the exercises was of a jellyfish, so obviously my way was better. Or something.
Had the shakes while I was inking it (damn you caffeine addiction) but other than that I'm pretty pleased with myself. Still have a rather long way to go, but for a first attempt with proper watercolors it could certainly be worse. Unfortunately, I can't get the colors true in the photograph, but you can get the idea.