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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Fantail Goldfish.

Nearly there:
A beginning on the color.
Trying to capture the pale golden sheen of the head.

Thinking from the inside out.  Adding more white conté chalk
where the color will need to be palest.

Applying the pencil color on top of 'fixed' chalk and
deepening the shadow to generate the illusion
of three dimensions.

Mostly just the filmy part of the top fin and tail to go.


  1. Well you've certainly still captured the movement which really impresses me because, of me, that's the hardest part of all to achieve.

  2. and I love the 3d view - coming together so beautifully - such talent :)

  3. it's looking great..... you obviously have a fantastic eye for the minutiae of detail

  4. Thanks for the feedback guys and gal...


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