Just the other day I was asked to paint some fishes of the tropical kind. Not a commission as such just a broad request.
So I scurried off to my image bank and fished (sorry) out some lovely Discus, Angel and Tang fish images.
I was spoilt for choice but settled on 3 pairs.
The first I attempted are these stunning Discus fish. They have a flattened disc (obviously) – like shape and ravishing colours.
I did a small trial first and then rolled up my sleeves and cut out BIG paper.
Now for me BIG is 10×12 inches. I have been an 8×10 inch girl for almost 3 years now and maybe it is Spring but I feel like branching (sorry) out and up-scaling things!
So here they are – a few in progress shots and then the final things.
I loved wetting the paper and banging in bright bold washes and letting them run!
I drew the second fish in reverse and changed him a bit so that he wasn’t exactly like his brother.
I am onto Angel fish next – their triangular shapes and tapering fins and tendrils captivate me…