Fish Off

I went to a party and met this girl who let her friends tattoo her. It was quite the scene so I thought I would commeorate the momment. Come to think of it, that’s a little redundant since she has all the souvenir tattoos. Here is a quite orange wash for the backgroun and crimson shades to create the base layer and give the tone I want.

A few quick sittings to get the curtains done and start some detail in the people. A nice white wash gave the girl’s forehead the nice lighting.

I want some more fantasy or whimsy in the painting so I’m gona try adding a colourful base to the skin.

And now for shading… but I went too far. That guy is way too dark.

Starting over I washed the people in a skin tone.

And reshade. But he’s too dark again. And there’s no whimsy.

Green was a bad choice. We want something lively. Can’t use pink so lets try orange; and while it’s still wet cover in white.

And wash the colours together

I still think the guy is too dark in relation to the girl and I finally got her face right, so lighten he goes.

It really needs more tone, so darken everything, and add a pink wash once it’s dry. Signed and complete.

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    1. I’m glad to hear you like it. I started this because I always wanted to see how people got to the finished product. I hope it helps. I’ll get some more up soon!

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