?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Snippet Sunday

I sketched quite a bit again this week, even though I didn't fill up pages and pages in my sketchbook. I discovered that some of my critters (and even the roosters, to be honest) did not and will not need so much time dedicated to them. So I took time out to do some technical exercises as well as create new things out bits of old art projects/scrap paper and color tests.

Behold watercolor blob fish:


The bodies of the fish are from a sample chart of watercolors I made for Sprout many years ago.  The recipe used cornflour, if memory serves, and so the paint goes on thick and chalky and chips pretty easily. I would have liked to put in my details with pens but didn't want to gunk up the nibs, so graphite it is, even though the lines don't pop as much.

Comments

( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
The eyes of the red one look so three-dimensional (and, frankly, like they're made of strawberry jam. i want to taste them--not what I usually say when I look at fish eyes).

They're all excellent fun!

Oh, which reminds me:

fish art, made of fish: http://ancillarysphene.tumblr.com/post/137094951583/annleckie-sailorzeo-theinturnetexplorer
mnfaure
Jan. 20th, 2016 01:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, those sushi fish are amazing. What a lot of work.

Have you ever eaten a fish eye? Or dissected one to find the little hard white ball inside? Very odd.
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
Have you ever eaten a fish eye?

I never have! Or dissected one. I've **seen** them, up close, but that's it.
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
We grilled fish on the BBQ today (crazy in Jan, right?), and Junebug absolutely loved it. He kept swiping pieces, and he grabbed one of the eyes and gobbed it down. :P The ball didn't bother him.
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
If your life were a fairytale, he'd now have special powers to see underwater.
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
LOL

How cool would that be!
queenoftheskies
Jan. 17th, 2016 09:46 pm (UTC)
OMG, I love those. They're sooooo adorable.
mnfaure
Jan. 20th, 2016 01:18 pm (UTC)
I've been playing with the little blobs, new and old (meaning the ones I already transformed into fish) every time I sit down at my drawing table. :P A little bit of silliness does a lot of good.
frigg
Jan. 18th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
FUN! :)
mnfaure
Jan. 20th, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
They are. :D
( 10 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

wayfaring wordhack
mnfaure
The Wayfarer

Latest Month

April 2017
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner