Monday, October 25, 2010

Update - untitled still




I did a little more on this fish piece.  I used a blender pen on the red ring to blend the colours a little more as I wasn't happy with them.  Still not sure if I am, but perhaps I can rework it a bit later.  I so rarely blend anything when I work with coloured pencil. I don't know why I thought this would be a quick fix.  I should know better by now.

This is a scan of the piece.  Artificial light creates all sorts of issues with photographing a piece.  Then again scans of coloured pencil never seem that great at times either.  This is the photographed piece; the top of the post is the scanned piece.  I don't seem to get the editing just right, so the reality is somewhere between the two.

Anyway, its slowly building and I'll chip away at it a few minutes here and there.  I like the graininess of cp on paper mostly but need to be careful with the strokes to ensure its a consistent even surface.

8 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Pisces? Great composition.
Love the red and aqua. I am not sure I could work with those eyes looking back at me though.

lara said...

Great... It´s like Ying&Yang

Jeanette said...

Pisces is another good option for a name. Thanks Robin. Eyes are the appeal for me, there's just something about drawing eyes...

Thanks Lara, it does have that overall shape doesn't it?

Jennifer Rose said...

it does look like a ying and yang drawing but also like 2 fish trapped in an egg. its looking really good :)

Ernest Friedman-Hill said...

I swear, before I read the above comments, I came here to suggest the title "Fin Yang". Ouch.

Jean Spitzer said...

Pisces. I like it.

The photography thing is tough. Can you use natural light, no flash? Worked best for me.

Jeanette said...

It does look rather like that Jennifer. I'm into circles lately.

Funny Ernest. :)

Jean, daylight photography is the perfect solution I agree. But I work full time, so leave when its dark and come home to darkness this time of year. Weekends are my only natural light time for taking photos. I'll just need to invest in some daylight bulbs I think.

Sharin Barber said...

I love it!