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Blue-spotted salamander

I found this salamander under a piece of wood bench I built a number of years. It’s a blue-spotted salamander. I have only seen these three times and two of those times were this year. It was only about 10-12 cm in length. I sketched it first using a Micron 005 pen (sepia ink) and then transparent Daniel Smith Watercolors and a little white gouache. The palette is from ArtToolKit and I poured the paints myself. I painted using a Pentel Aqua Brush (fine tip) and this was done in an Etchr A6 hot press sketchbook.