My drawing and painting life
The fish challenge is not forgotten. I haven’t done many, but if I put myself to it, I will get there. I will find days where I just do several fish drawings and paintings.
I used water-soluble Inktense pencils (mostly) for this , both dry first and then adding water with a brush and also using them straight into the wet page. Oh yes, and a graphite pencil. I will vary on this one I think.
This piece was inspired by the illustration on the cover of a book by Mies van Hout; in Dutch it is called “Vrolijk”, in English it is called “Happy”. I stayed close to the shape she chose for her fish, but I made this one using different supplies: hers look like they were made using oil or soft pastels and paint on a black background. I hope to study her work in more detail to find how she manages to create the different expressions and emotions. She probably made lots of sketches to find the ones she liked best and found their way into the book.
LINKS for the 50 fish challenge
The 50 fish challenge: make 50 pieces of art work, any size, any technique, using any art supply you like between September 1st and October 30th. Share using #create50fish.
Jill Kuhn : Jill’s art journal a blog on her wonderful art, often with a comic twist
Kathrin Werner Illustration : her website and blog where Kathrin shares her fun cartoony drawings
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