Fish Skellington

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Fish Skellington by Amy Crook

Fish Skellington by Amy Crook

The inspiration for this piece came from a bunch of things crashing together in my brain. We played Small World the other day and one of the races I played had a cute little fish skeleton as its icon. My tiny fandom pieces were making me think I might want to do more things like them, in and out of the realm of fannishness. I painted a bunch of washes using my red watercolor palette and one of them I considered drawing on with the white gel pen. And then all of a sudden I thought, no, the white gel pen would be better on black paper, and I got out the blue palette and made this wash that’s much more like the deep ocean.

So for once, there’s not much to say about the technique but I actually know what I was thinking when I created the piece. Weird.

Fish Skellington, 7″x5″ watercolor and gel pen on Arches cover black paper.

Fish Skellington, detail, by Amy Crook

Fish Skellington, detail, by Amy Crook

Above you can see a close-up of the wee little fishie, who just isn’t all that happy about his lot in, er, death. Below, you can see him in a frame with the paint catching the sunlight just a bit, and the little skellington reflected in my iPhone’s screen.

Fish Skellington, framed art by Amy Crook

Fish Skellington, framed art by Amy Crook

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  1. […] a definite contrast to the whimsy of my previous Fish Skellington, swimming along all silent and deadly, or at least […]