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Maryna

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on: September 12, 2012, 12:56:33 AM
Nolan, thank for the great class, really can't wait to get started on the koi fish.

I have a question, I am thinking of doing 3 fish and not two, I want to put the one fish below another one, what do I do with the colours to create the depth there or is the key here the shadow from the top fish on the bottom fish?

Then in the class last night someone asked how would one paint the fish if his head was out of the water a little bit?

Thanks  :)
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Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 01:21:12 PM
to make the one fish look deeper than the other I would darken the deeper one's colours a bit and then add the cast shadow.

To make the head protrude out the water, add a reflection ring in exactly the same way as the lily pad O0


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Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 02:49:46 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on with your painting Maryna ;)
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Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 12:54:23 PM
Ok, here is some of my progress so far on fishy number one and lilly pad. The background was done in acrylics during the weekend (did I mention I really don't like acrylics) The fishy and lilly pad (in oils) I started today, it took me almost 4 hours. I will work on the rest hopefully during the week or this weekend.

The other top lilly pad still got some clear cover on, that is why it looks so odd.  ;)

« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 12:58:04 PM by Maryna »
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Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 12:57:31 PM
This is going to be exceptional Maryna. Your first koi is beautiful, can't wait to see the progression.  Well done.   :clap:
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Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 12:58:51 PM
This one sounds amazing. Looking forward to it.
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Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 08:35:05 PM
Thanks Val, I will post progress as I go
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Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 09:15:42 PM
I agree, that fish is spot on and so is the lily pad  :clap:
Can't wait to see the finished product  :heeha:


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Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 10:21:01 PM
Nolan -

I finished everything but the big Koi fish but now I'm stumped.  I painted the smaller fish as you demonstrated (well, not quite lol)  but I want to paint an orange fish (body) on the larger one just as a regular goldfish without the markings.  I tried to apply the same technique with the shadows so I made the central body orange and then did a mix of french ultramarine and orange for the shadow which I put on both sides of his body because I assumed he should have a rounded effect too.  For a highlight color in the center of his body, I used the orange with a cadmium yellow mix and I have no idea if that's even right.  It seems to look ok but now, I'm not sure how to do his head, tail and fins relative to where the light is.  Assuming I'm looking down on him and he's not in the shadow of the lilipad, I don't know how to approach the shadings.  I looked at morgue file for more pics of them and it seems like the majority of them have whitish fins and tails yet some don't.  Do I treat the head in the same fashion of the body with the upper fins lighter than the bottom ones?  I couldn't tell by the other fish because his top fins are under the lilipad..lol.  I hope this makes sense to you...Thank you.


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Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 10:23:14 PM
Maryna, looking super so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:...looking forward to the progress posts...  ;)
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Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 11:54:40 PM
It's looking good Maryna. I can't wait to see how it develops. If that fish is anything to go by, we are in for a delightful art work. Keep on kid ;)  :clap:
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Reply #11 on: September 19, 2012, 03:52:24 AM
Love your painting the waterlilly and the first fish looks amazing!!!
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Reply #12 on: September 19, 2012, 04:27:50 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: stunning Maryna
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Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 06:55:14 AM
WOW Maryna great job.   O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
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Reply #14 on: September 19, 2012, 09:31:54 AM
Great job Marina. I'd like to try and compete with you but can't find the KOY replay. Help! Nolan?
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