Finished my painting last week. Dubbed “Barry Whale and the Underwaves” (thanks Dad!)
Sploshed in the BG
Bought a new fancy 36 set of half pans. Didn’t use it. #facepalm
Peeled off the masking fluid
It was terrifying. Again.
I think I should have let it dry more. I was a bit over-enthusiastic to see the results
But it just about worked. Knackered the paper here and there. And I had to touch up some of the inking. Nothing major
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.
Finished it and got it framed the next day at the local framery. Framey. Frame. Frame. McFrame Face.
And somehow completely forgot to take a photo of the finished thing in my haste. Now its hung above my daughter’s bed.
So I just snuck in to take a cheeky snap. She didn’t wake up. Phew. #dadlife
…and knackers your brushes. Which is not entirely unexpected. So don’t use good brushes. I took my own advice.
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.
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.
I wanted to paint the first Barry Whale, but was scared of ruining it, so I knocked out a second 5 min test Illustration last night.
When I proudly showed Daughter #1 my efforts this morning, she loved the test image (because Barry Whale was doing a big splash) and barely noticed the one I took ages doing. Typical.
So I had a bash painting it with Watercolours and white acrylic highlights. Nice to be flexing the artistic muscles again, I’m enjoying it. Got more plans in the pipeline.
Meet Barry Whale.
Barry Whale joined us one night at my daughter’s bath time. Barry Whale likes Jam Cake and small girls with clean teeth.
Barry Whale lives in the ocean, but is also a space whale. He likes lasers and going to parties with his friends Oswald Octopus, Jerry Shark, Gerald Jellyfish and Robby the Rock Lobster.