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yellow perch- finished

Discussion in 'Wildlife Artwork and Crafts' started by BVanKirk, May 16, 2010.

  1. BVanKirk

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    taking a break from this current piece, stepping back or photoing sometimes helps me see differently as a piece progresses. also experimenting with neo meglip for the first time, its weird and satiny and also slows drying time but its way fun. also playing with a different yellow and purple (aureolin cobalt yellow) and manganese violet, so not to get bored with my palette

    okay enough procrastinating, back to painting scales... blah :p
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    and the finished thing.... 'finished' as in its 1am and ill probably tweak tomorrow
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    damn girl yer good. they look like ones I pull from the freezer with the sunken eyes, belllies and all.
     

  3. George

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    Baily, you know I'm one of your biggest fans and couldn't appreciate your talent more. HOWEVER, the second fish is in an anatomically impossible position. The caudal or tail fin never gets limp (it has boney rays to keep it rigid) and the joint of the spine connecting it would allow it to flop down like that unless it were broken.

    And the ONLY reason I'm saying that is because I know that your ability to make critical observations on these critters is unmatched. I'm assuming you took artistic license on that one as the third one is perfect. I love the "dead" appearance you gave them as well.
     
  4. BVanKirk

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    thanks for pointing that out george, i havent really touched that part of the middle fish and im having issues with the whole tail area
     
  5. Brian Claar

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    Looks Great!
     
  6. 7-Point

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    looks real good. you should paint something alive once though. haha
     
  7. coonhollow

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    Bailey you are an amazing artist!
     
  8. BVanKirk

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    meh, too damn hard to get them to sit still lol
     
  9. coonhollow

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    Bailey if you want I can send you some rompum (animal tranquilizer) that way you can practice paint and release! or pose and release! lol
     
  10. BVanKirk

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    lol i dont know about on animals but that sounds like a great way to get some portraiture done
     
  11. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

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    Bailey, I'd LOVE to see you at work on one of these masterpieces. Why don't you film a segment and put it on Youtube so we can look. I find it amazing the realizm you get with a brush and I doubt I"m alone. Why don't you ask that short bus rider who wears the weird shorts and goofy sneakers if he doesn't know someone to help you out. LMAO.
     
  12. coonhollow

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    I would love to see Bailey at work painting. I would love to see her do a repo fish and even finish work on a whitetail! Bailey I can even get you a dart gun just in case your subject decides to run.lol
     
  13. WNWA

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    bailey, thats a great piece of work, hanks for aking the ime to share,
    the would be great idea of utube waching a amazing artist at work
     
  14. BVanKirk

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    haha that probably wouldnt be all that entertaining. ih hs and art school when i had an open studio space people would come in all the time and watch me work, its weird having someone look over your shoulder, especially when the marks i make are tiny and calculated and it takes a long time to really add up to anything, that would be a lot of footage to fast forward through ;)
     
  15. The Ojibwa

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    I only dabble in fine art and my favorite subject is of course, wildlife, and the MOST difficult thing to accurately portray on a fish is the caudal fin IMO...glad to see that it gives the pros problems too ;D
     
  16. Jimmy Lawrence

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    Very nice.
     
  17. BVanKirk

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    finally done, excuse the horrible photos
     
  18. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Very very nice. I like it alot.

    Is it for a customer?/
     
  19. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    It's great Bailey. I really like the "shine" on the fish on the right.
     
  20. BVanKirk

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    nope