View Full Version : Fishface FINISHED

Diana Lee
03-20-2011, 06:59 PM
This is the first time I worked on a piece from flickr in the commons and didn't get permission. I wrote, but never got an answer. I am doing it anyway, but I won't show it to the public, unless I hear from him.
This is on a 5x7 board.



03-20-2011, 07:29 PM
I'm hooked! ... pun intended.:lol:

03-20-2011, 07:43 PM
I think a lot of people will take the 'bait' and 'catch' up with this one.

Chances are the Flickr account isn't active anymore.

Harry Seymour
03-20-2011, 08:19 PM
Will be watching with great interest.

03-20-2011, 11:05 PM
Go Diana...

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Diana Lee
03-20-2011, 11:38 PM
Patrick and Lorna, you guys are incorrigible!!
Thanks Harry!
Rod, don't encourage them!


03-21-2011, 12:21 AM
You are on a roll. Your scalpel must be red hot.

Diana Lee
03-21-2011, 12:56 AM
Aw, thanks Harold!:o
Here is the latest scan. I think I will move on to Tiny Dancer Redux for a while.Though it is kinda fun jumping from one piece to another, I wouldn't want to do this on a regular basis.



03-21-2011, 01:38 AM
Oh cute......Will watch for more.


03-21-2011, 07:58 AM
Can't wait to see how this turns out.

03-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Too funny!! What a great image. :lol:

03-21-2011, 11:45 AM
Novel idea of transformation using facial expression . Looks great

03-21-2011, 07:59 PM
This is going to be a scream :lol: (but not like Edvard Munch's "Scream" - this will be way better than that thing :lol: )

03-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Not to be confused with a Snake Charmer.... Diana, Your a Eye Charmer!

fire angel
03-22-2011, 11:08 AM
Great image!!

03-22-2011, 11:54 AM
This ones a "reel catch" *LOL*

03-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Oh geesh! Look at that face! Reminds me of my own kiddos.
I love how you capture the spirit of childhood. I can't wait to see more of this one!

Diana Lee
03-22-2011, 12:45 PM
Thanks Wendy!
Thank you Lesley!
Thanks Brett!
Thanks Venkat!
Thank you Patrick! You crack me up!
Aw, thanks Rodman. You sweet thing!
Thank you Greg!
Thanks BethAnn. Don't you join those hooligans!
Thank you Emily!

I kinds goofed up a finger, bit of an overscratch. I will move on to something else for a while.


Harry Seymour
03-22-2011, 01:13 PM
Too, too cute and so imaginative.

03-22-2011, 06:44 PM
I giggled when this one popped up on the screen :D Yep Giggled....
I'm not too proud to say it....I'm a guy....and I Giggled :D
I love it :D

03-22-2011, 06:51 PM
This is looking great, amazing in fact. Must see the end result.

03-22-2011, 07:15 PM
Diana, once more you have picked a great image! I'll be watching this one develop for sure! I know we have picked your brains before on your technique, but I would like to know do you do a whole row/line/bunch of left to right strokes and then go back and cross hatch? or do you cross hatch each stroke as you go? I am always amazed at the evenness of your work and have tried to do the cross hatch each stroke, and finish up falling over myself in the process!!!!!!! Also I work so slowly - I'm amazed at how fast you work!

03-22-2011, 09:31 PM
Great start and watching for the big finish

03-22-2011, 11:01 PM
Oh, this is wonderful and the eyes are incredible Diana!

03-23-2011, 05:04 PM
Another beautiful piece!!! I always love you subject matter!

03-23-2011, 09:02 PM
Hee, hee...love it!

03-25-2011, 12:23 PM
Such a difficult expression to capture and you are doing it beautifully! Awesome work!

03-25-2011, 03:22 PM
:lol: Reminds me of the kid on Home Alone. Great crop and great work so far!

03-25-2011, 04:47 PM
Oh Diana - I laughed out loud sitting at my desk, and remembered the goldfish impression I used to do (even better than my statue of liberty or my lighthouse impression.) I couldn't resist practicing a few goldfish faces - and then remembered I was right in front of a security camera! I sure hope no one ever needs to scan that recording!

Diana Lee
03-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Thank you Harry!
Yeah, it makes me giggle too. Reminds me of my kids when they were little.
Thanks, Eileen.
Christobel, I am posting a quick sample to give you an idea of how I work. Starting at the bottom I make my lines (two rows) very, very close together. The three single lines to the right show the angles of the strokes in the three layers. I would probably do more than three layers, but this will give you an idea of the angles I use. I put the penny in there to give you an idea of how close together my lines are. The second image shows the penny about the right size on my computer so you can really see how close together the lines are. When you use a light touch the close together lines are easier. (Was that proper english?)
Thank you Fay!
Thanks Lynn!
Thanks Keon!
Thank you Dusty!
Aw, thanks Irfan!
Thank you Lorna!
Thanks Terri. Uh, can I get a copy of that?

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03-27-2011, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the sample Diana. Great of your to share your technique with others.

03-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Loving it!

03-29-2011, 10:22 PM
This is STUNNING as usual!!! Thanks for the helpful tips... I'm gonna try this on the portrait I'm starting today:)

03-29-2011, 10:56 PM
Inspired, And it tickles the funny bone.....:)... love it!

Diana Lee
04-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Thank you all!
I have been pecking away at this and here is the latest scan.



04-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Oh how gorgeous Diana. Love the crop and that expression is so cool. You always do such interesting subjects.

04-05-2011, 09:30 PM
This is delightful and it brought a smile to my face. Love those eyes.
Thank you for the demo of how you get such smooth texture with cross hatching. That is most helpful.

Diane Cutter
04-06-2011, 07:12 AM
:lol: It's coming along wonderfully. I get a chuckle every time I open this thread for an update. And thanks for the crosshatch demo... That is most helpful.


Harry Seymour
04-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Diana-this is so special. Love it.

04-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Apart from being such a classic character, it's a great study in the use of contrast :clap:

04-07-2011, 12:03 AM
This is such a great image, Diana. The more you get finished, the funnier it gets. :lol:

Diana Lee
04-07-2011, 02:00 PM
Well, go ahead and mark this finished! I see a few touchups needed, but I won't post any more images.



Diane Cutter
04-07-2011, 02:37 PM
It's super, Diana!!! I love the eyes especially...


Harry Seymour
04-07-2011, 02:52 PM
Diana--this will certainly be among the truly greats in the pantheon of your outstanding works.

04-07-2011, 03:17 PM
Super! I also am drawn to the eyes as well as the mouth. It makes one smile! I'm going to have to practice a lot to be able to achieve skin as smooth as this.

04-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Absolutely deeeeelightful! Wonderful work, Diana, as always! You know I'm a huge fan!:D

04-07-2011, 05:18 PM
Classic!! What a perfect finish! :clap:

04-07-2011, 06:14 PM
Beautiful finish Diana. I can even see those tony little eyelashes. Such detail.

04-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Great finish Diana.... I love the hands. They are sooooo well done.

04-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Awesome work!

04-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Wonderful finish Diana:clap:

04-09-2011, 04:03 AM
This piece makes me giggle. It's wonderful, Diana!

04-09-2011, 09:48 AM
Like I said on Facebook, I have that exact expression on my own face looking at this amazing piece!!!!!!

04-09-2011, 10:49 PM
A one of a kind and I love it!