Fish sketches

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Re: Fish sketches

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Here is what they look like in Frames


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Beautiful!
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Nice frames John!!
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Re: Fish sketches

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I did one last fish sketch this is an Arctic Char, think I’m done with these for awhile. This one was pretty tedious with the scales.

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Really nice. I envy your talent.

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That is really beautiful work!
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What paper do you use for your fish and other colored drawings? Which works well for the Faber Castell Polychrome, since I have these colored pencils?
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I use Strathmore Bristol 300 series, I prefer the smooth surface paper. I started with watercolor paper but did not like the rough texture so migrated to the smooth paper. Good luck have fun.

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Do you first do the drawing in pencil and then use colors?
What are the steps to get the final outcome? Thank you.

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I usually do a rough sketch or outline of the fish with pencil just to get the right shape and proportions. I then use the color pencils for everything else from there out. The scales are very tedious and is often the part that I do not find very fun or enjoyable so I try to work on that in manageable periods of time rather than hours on end.

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Very nice and good info to think about for future artists

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Such a gift it is for artists to be able to convey an image in their minds eye to paper or canvas. My admiration for such talent is immense. I never tire of seeing such beautiful renderings - thank you for sharing!

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Those are truly outstanding John, you are indeed gifted with a great talent. If you do get back to some more, I think we would all enjoy having a look. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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