It simply does not seem possible that something that grows to be up to one hundred feet long, weighs
thousands of pounds and lives more than seventy years, could do so on a diet of plankton! Whale sharks
were first distinguished as a species in 1828 and despite their name, they pose no threat to humans. They
have been seen off the coast of Florida in recent years.
In this class we’ll be working to distinguish two levels of the ocean—a top view from above as well as a
view below the waterline—so that our gentle giant looks like it is actually in the water. We will be using
Sakura’s Glaze pens, in white and clear, to create the whale shark’s distinctive pattern.