Monday, March 25, 2013

Suppertime? - A Work in Progress

I wanted to work on the knifefish today and at least get it completed (see postings on 15 Mar 2012, 31 Oct 2012 and 30 Dec 2012).

The dark stripes had already been completed and I started by painting in the white stripes on either side of the central black stripe. Then I added the white to the lips of the fish.

I added a little yellow to the white and painted in the dorsal fin stripes and then the yellow on the face. I then added a touch of cerulean blue to the yellow mix for the shadows and a hint of burnt sienna to the top of the head.

Mixing some cerulean blue with white the main body of the fish was painted and pure white was added for the highlights and some definition of the fin.

The remaining fins were painted with painted with cerulean blue at the base where the fins are almost transparent blending into a pale yellow and the outer edges tipped with a mix of the yellow and burnt sienna.

I will post this painting at a later date once more work has been completed on the coral.