Barry Whale and the Underwaves

Finished my painting last week. Dubbed “Barry Whale and the Underwaves” (thanks Dad!)

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Sploshed in the BG

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Bought a new fancy 36 set of half pans. Didn’t use it. #facepalm

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Peeled off the masking fluid

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It was terrifying. Again.

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I think I should have let it dry more. I was a bit over-enthusiastic to see the results

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But it just about worked. Knackered the paper here and there. And I had to touch up some of the inking. Nothing major

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Boshed on with the colouring paying scant regard to what it would look like. Couldn’t decide whether to colour “Robbie ‘the rock’ Lobster” natural blue or red. Daughter chose red.

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Finished it and got it framed the next day at the local framery. Framey. Frame. Frame. McFrame Face.

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And somehow completely forgot to take a photo of the finished thing in my haste. Now its hung above my daughter’s bed.

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So I just snuck in to take a cheeky snap. She didn’t wake up. Phew. #dadlife

Using Masking Fluid is Terrifying

…and knackers your brushes. Which is not entirely unexpected. So don’t use good brushes.  I took my own advice.

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I finished the inking last night (this morning… *yawn). Showed it to my daugther this morning (the world’s harshest critic, after my wife). Her favourite was Gerry Shark, but apparently she loved the rest too. Bless. She also dropped the bomb that she (*eyelash flutter…) wants to help me paint it. Eep. Erm, OK.

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I figured that I can get her to drip some paint on to the background for the sea and stuff. As long as I mask out the main characters which I’ll paint later, it should be alright… right?

Masking fluid is weird stuff. I’m sure there must be some sort of proper way to paint it only a google away. But, Sunday.

Extreme Doodling

Even my dad likes this one. “That’s good that is. You should frame it. Don’t paint it, its good as it is.” High praise indeed. Intriguing how the doodle absorbs what’s going on around you. Telly, and children with ants in their pants sitting on you in this case.

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Still got paper stretched ready to do a kids character underwater scene. This is the first stab at notorious undersea(world) crime lords Ronnie Ray and Reggie Cray of the Criminal Crustacean Consortium.

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Will paint up some of these soon as I can muster the juices

New Pens = Rediscovering Doodling

Doodling. Takes a new pen to rekindle the feeling of drawing for drawings sake.

bird-lizard

There is method to the madness, probably. There’s a bird fish thing and a lizard claw thing. Keep the layout balanced, make psychedelic madness. WIP.

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Did some ugly fish. This pen draws ugly fish. Aiming to paint it with watercolors. Why wouldn’t I?

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Millicent the magnificent manta ray.

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Robbie The Rock Lobster. Didn’t work. Stopped.

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Roughs for an underwater scene. I’ve stretched some paper. I’ll doodle some madness. Then I’ll colour it in. Barry whale having a party with his mates. For my daughter. You massive crazy.

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