Artist in Need of Help
I'm currently working on a project for my 2D Design class in college and I was wondering if yall could help me out. The entire semester I've done fish related work and I was wondering if you can guess the message in this picture:
Maybe good luck,becuase it looks like a 3 leaf clover/ koi
Evolution? I looked at it for 5 min and its what comes to mind. Then again, I was also looking for a Christian theme being a fish and all...
Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
If your not angry, your not paying attention...
150 FWLR (Eels) 75G Fresh (Barbs) 24G Cube (Reef) 10G Fresh (Beta)
...and I see nothing at all...
55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
I don't see anything either.
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I had to look up a lot of meanings for what fish can mean in artwork, and what I found was actually pretty interesting. Fish/Koi in artwork can mean anything from sexuality to luck, strength to courage, determination to rebirth, and good luck. I can't find the exact link that I found on my phone in class, but I couldn't think of what to draw for 2 classes. I come back from Thanksgiving break and I come up with an amazing idea.
You can physically see the 3 cloves (left, top, right) which are going to be painted in as tails. They all have a dorsal fin that goes from the base of the tail towards the head of the Koi. This was the hardest part, I had to make the Koi's face look like a clove. I tried to as best as I could without deforming the fish. If you look towards the center of it's mouth, you see where the middle dips in, just like the rest of the cloves. I'm going to paint the Koi green and shade it's body throughout to hopefully hint at good luck a little better.
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It has a very peaceful feel to it. Then again, serenity is the first thing that comes to mind when I see fishy images, or else fortune (particularly in Asian art). I like the shamrock/clover notion.
If I may, what if you put some hazy-ish clovers in the background near the top? Unlined, maybe kinda watery? The activity at the bottom and the negative space at the top kinda draw the eye down, so it might help balance the composition. ^_^;; Of course, do what works best for you! But the first thing that came to mind was that you have a number of large shapes leading down to the small shapes, and some background texture (maybe caustics or some such) might help balance it. And I could almost hear my drawing professor pointing at the space at the top of the page (^_^ I could be wrong, but you spend enough years listening trying to please the man and he starts to sink into your psyche).
It's a very beautiful fish! ^_^ I really like it!
Last edited by Critterstruck; 12-01-2011 at 09:18 PM.
I know what I'm doing, in theory.
Begun 06.2011 - 10 gallon
3 Green Corydoras aeneus, 1 Gambusia affinis, Anubias barteri, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Nymphoides aquatica, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Alternanthera reineckii "roseafolia", Echinodorus parviflorus "Tropica", Ludwigia Ovalis
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Begun 10.2011 - 3 gallon
L. brasiliensis, H. leucocephala, 6 G. affinis, pond snails
That sounds pretty good. I just need to find a way to make a viewer's eye move in a circular movement without being blatantly obvious.
I didn't see a picture.
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