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Jenna Leigh Tait

American Ingénue



Nursery Whale

My name is Jenna and I am an educator, writer, and aspiring creative. I am also a soon-to-be mama (7 months pregnant) and starting to put together the baby's nursery. My husband and I have been playing around with the idea of a nautical-inspired nursery (we don't know the baby's sex) but would like it to be creative, scientific, and vintage looking rather than commercial or overly juvenile. I thought it would be fun to play around with some images of whales as potential wall decor; so, the illustration I am hoping to create is simply for personal use. 

My inspiration board can be found at:

For my initial "very rough" sketches, I played around with the type of whale I want to include and positioning. I decided to go with my third sketch, which is of a sperm whale. 

This is what I came up with for my full sketch; my husband and I are calling him Herman. I have some ideas for the digital editing phase but I am relatively new to Photoshop so we'll see what I can piece together.

Some experimenting with color...


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