Toy Ukulele Decorated with Hawaiian Marine Life
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    This was a cheap toy craft Ukulele picked up for just a few dollars at a department store. With a little bit of time and effort it has been trans… Read More
    This was a cheap toy craft Ukulele picked up for just a few dollars at a department store. With a little bit of time and effort it has been transformed into a really cool piece of art. Read Less
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Toy Ukulele Illustrated with Hawaiian Marine Life
This is just a little, itty-bitty, balsa wood ukulele found in the craft section of a department store. Dirt cheap, designed for kids to put stickers on. But I thought it was cool. So cool in fact that I challenged myself to take a fine art approach to the project. The illustrations were done with dip pens and India ink and only depict creatures that can be found in Hawaiian waters (list of species at the bottom of the page).
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Before illustrations were applied
Work in Progress
List of Species
Fish
Bluestripe Pipefish – Doryrhamphus excisus | Emperor Angelfish (Juvenile) – Pomacanthus imperator
Forcepsfish – Forcipiger flavissimus | Hawaiian Dascyllus – Dascyllus albisella
Hawaiian Puffer Fish – Canthigaster jactator | Humu Humu Reef Triggerfish – Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Masked Angelfish – Genicanthus personatus | Moorish Idol – Zanclus cornutus
Seahorse – Hippocampus | Spotted Eagle Ray – Aetobatus narinari
Yellow Tang – Zebrasoma flavescens | Zebra Moray Eel – Gymnomuraena zebra
 
Invertebrates
Banded Coral Shrimp – Stenopus hispidus | Bicolor Gorgonian Coral – Acabaria bicolor
Brigham’s Coral – Porites brighami | Changeable Anemone – Anemonia mutabilis
Christmas Tree Worm – Spirobranchus | Flat Galaxaura Seaweed – Dichotomaria marginata
Gloomy Nudibranch – Tambja Morosa | Hawaiian Bobtail Squid – Euprymna scolopes
Knobby Finger Coral – Porites duerdeni | Knobby Star – Pentaceraster cumingi
Langford’s Scallop – Bractechlamys langfordi | Left Handed Hermit Crab – Calcinus laevimanus
Lined Fireworm – Pherecardia striata | Minature Dictyota Seaweed – Dictyota ceylanica
Mottled Brittle Star – Ophiocoma brevipes | Night Octopus – Octopus ornatus
Purple Rock Barnacle – Nesochthamalus intertextus | Radial Sundial Snail – Psilaxis radiatus
Spotted Reef Crab – Carpilius maculatus| Textile Cone Snail – Conus textile
Tiger Cowrie – Cypraea tigris | Turtle Barnacle – Chelonibia