Well that scan is a disappointment. The sea horse looks a lot better in real life. I am very pleased with how the roundness of the pearl seed beads mesh together. The soft colors seem to harmonize (maybe that is why they look so blah here?). Am eager to get the tail done to see if the weight of the beads on the back end can balance the animal. It has a basis (which is not flat-looking enough here) but at this point the weight on the face pulls it over. As I work on this one, I am already delighting in doing another fish in the same colors. Out of all the beanie babies I have gotten there is only one sea horse and I have only two more fish. Somebody was saving lots of the McDonald's animals from 1997 - 1999 but fewer after that.