Or how an old drawing becomes a new painting… as my other seahorse drawing, this was an old pencil drawing on (real) paper (top left), probably from 1989, when I was an undergraduate in Marine Biology, that I turned into a “negative watercolor”. The paper is stained and yellowish, and has been folded and poorly preserved. One of the main purposes of my Tumblr was to recover my old drawings, but I feel so inspired by the artworks I see in other Tumblr blogs that I am seeing my own old work with fresher eyes. Unlike it may seem, it is the female (right) that is passing the eggs to the male seahorse (left), who will be responsible for keeping them until they hatch into small, baby seahorses, that look like a lot of tiny “?” marks. Really cute. Maybe some day I will risk drawing the moment of their birth!