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18 May 2014

Something fishy going on...

This week was devoted to fish in the 52 Week Illustration Challenge. There was a mass of goldfish and other wonderful creations presented. I procrastinated for a long time before finally coming up with a couple of ideas.

I did some browsing on Google for ideas and came away with this page of fun quirky sketches.

I know whales are not technically fish but I really love them. I would so love to see them in the wild one day. The size, the majesty, the freedom they represent to me. Would be amazing and mindblowing. Here is my little tribute, a sketch done in watercolour.

I kept thinking about the idea. I had fish fingers on my mind, the kind you eat. But then a spark led me down a different path and I came up with this. I drew my hand and then scanned it and coloured in Photoshop. This is a different way of colouring for me and I must say I really like it. I like the boldness of the flat colour. I think it is really strong and would be great for children's illustrations. I will do more like this.

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