My work starts with a simple pencil sketch on a piece of A4 paper. I get my ideas down, show it to the client, gain their approval and then move to working on the canvas.
DAY 2 – 3
Using some basic gridlines, enables me to upscale the design.
Next comes masking-up, to allow me to airbrush the background without covering the design. Time consuming…much harder work than drawing it!
Out with the airbrush…my one can be temperamental… so patience is required on my part and my Mums as this is always done on the kitchen floor!
Gradually working in layers to get the shading right, the background is completed. The masking is removed and its Posca time!
Time to bring the shark to life!
The grey paint runs out… put a hold on doing the shark, but have been dying to colour the newly named Billie the Fish.
Can’t stop now need to add the black lines and detail, my favourite bit!
Billie is complete!
Usually I would complete the painting just using Posca Pens, however due to the sheer size of the canvas I decided to airbrush the remaining background. So a lot more masking-up but I am really happy with the result.
The right hand side of the canvas begins to take shape.
It was time to give Billie a crazy fishy friend. Introducing Keith having a bit of a struggle with the Octopus!
Shark is finished…with plants and drop-off taking shape.
Few days out to deal with homework and Bonfire night celebrations and then back to the painting.
Introducing Colin the Clownfish and Norman the Hermit crab.
And finally today… the Brain coral. Nightmare to get the right perspective!
With a few days out to deal with homework and enjoy my birthday and with the addition of Wilson,
fishbones and colour added to the Angelfish the commissioned ‘Seafood Aquarium’ is now complete!