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So I finally picked up the paintbrush again. I had intended to finish this piece before Christmas. I ran out of free time and then the new year got underway. There is something about being snowed in and being bored at work that makes me apathetic towards everything good for me. I’ve had free time coming out the wazoo, but haven’t picked up the brush or sat down to write at all. Not only that, but I’ve been neglecting my health too. I’m not into making new years resolutions, but I’m thinking now is as good a time as any to try to work some good things into my daily routine. Here’s to good habits! “They” say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit so I’m going to test that theory. I’ll report back.
I added some yellow. Originally I had planned to only add yellow and leave the orange to hold it’s own as the darkest value. Upon studying my own goldfish I decided that there needed to be some white incorporated. My Goldie has a white belly, so I threw that down. I also noticed that the fish’s head is a darker shade of orange as well as appearing more solid than the rest of the body, because the scales are smaller I assume. In order to maintain the saturated vibrant colors I’m shooting for and to replicate the dark areas on the original drawing I decided that tinting the orange with black would be the wrong choice.So, naturally, I chose red. I love the outcome so much that I’m considering leaving the colors as is, and just adding the black outlines!