I had a fantastic day wading in a shallow delta where the water was the same color as shown in this illustration, and the green, grassy banks reflected brightly from the water's surface. I watched mongooses play along the bank. Top that off with some nice conversation with a fellow artist about meerkats and tin cans (among other things). This was the result.
Interesting note: meerkats are a species of mongoose. I had totally forgotten this when I did the drawing, heh.
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