View Full Version : WDE Mar 22 - The fish bullies

03-23-2013, 10:21 PM
Definitely 'in the spirit of'!! Tried an idea for using the ceramic fish in a lake. The bigger fish looked mean and kind of bullying. The smaller fish in the background of the photo looked like they were running away, so I came up with this:


Unfortunately, couldn't get it to translate it to the paper no matter how much I tried! It was my first time using fluid acrylics and also acrylics on w/c paper, they sink in so much more. I think I prefer canvas. :clear:

Acrylic on w/c paper 9x12. about 2 hours. :wave:

03-23-2013, 11:38 PM
I love it!!! Very humorous.... maybe putting a coat of gesso on the paper would have helped!!!

03-24-2013, 05:20 AM
Cool sea scene! I like it:)

03-24-2013, 07:56 AM
Great take on the challenge. They look like they are guarding their part of the sea. I really like this!

03-24-2013, 03:41 PM
love those fishy fun faces, ha...

03-25-2013, 04:58 AM
nice... you made them really look like bullies!

Charlie's Mum
03-25-2013, 06:45 AM
They do look pugnacious - good try!:)

With the fluids - which are rather like the acrylic inks, you might find it easier if you wet the paper first - give it a try:)

03-25-2013, 08:45 AM
Nicely done. Yes as Carol Lee suggested, try gesso and add color to it for your bg.

03-25-2013, 12:57 PM
interesting concept

03-25-2013, 02:00 PM
Fun combination.

03-25-2013, 06:37 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments and especially the suggestions - I'll try them next time I brave the fluids! :wave:

03-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Yes, great fishes here along with good suggestions that you can add to the composition.

03-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Greatwork, the fish have character and you have a good imagination

03-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Nice composition , well done I wanna go fishing there

03-28-2013, 10:31 AM
Great idea and combi:thumbsup: definitely need gesso on paper first,my thoughts would be to go over it with gesso,you should still be able to see the fish shapes underneath it.:clap:

03-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Hey they look great, love the smiles on their faces