For my color animal I did a large blue lobster with a rocky background. For this I used oil paint sticks and smoothed them with my fingers to make them smooth. I chose this again because I think lobsters look cool and I think the smooth texture suits the shell of a lobster better than a furry animal. I composed this by zooming way up on the head and one claw and just cropped the rest off the paper.
This definitely uses informal balance because one part has the big claw and the other has the head and only a piece of the claw. My project evolved from originally, not being blended at all to being all blended I did this because I didn't like the messy look of the unblended and wanted a cleaner looking lobster.