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Austin T. Levy School Library: Week 10 Seahorses

What is your favorite ocean-themed children's book?

Seahorse Watercolor Painting Warm and Cool Colors - Create Art with ME

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Seahorses are tiny fish that are named for the shape of their head, which looks like the head of-a tiny horse. There are around 36 seahorse species, which are found in tropical and temperate coastal waters where they swim upright among seaweed and other plants.

Seahorses’ bodies are covered in tiny, spiny plates, all the way from their head down to their curled, flexible tail. The tail can grasp objects, which comes in handy when these cool critters want to anchor themselves to vegetation. To move forward through the water, seahorses use their dorsal fin (back fin). To move up and down, they adjust the volume of air in a tiny pocket inside their body, called a ‘swim bladder’. Seahorses are very unique and because of this many illustrators have portrayed them in books, (see the illustrations to the left.)

Below are 2 sets of directions to help you create your own colorful seahorse.  You can use these as a guide for creating your own unique seahorse illustration.  

how to draw a simple seahorse