Last night I got started on the big fella and before I knew it he was done.
I mixed up some ink, Liquitex matte medium, Anita’s extender, and some tap water for each color and started slopping it on. The orange and yellow were done the same way with craft paints since I don’t have yellow or orange inks.
I used the colors as the picture shows going from purple to blue to red, then orange and yellow.
The matte medium(?) has a strange property in that I can’t seem to photograph the finished product very well. I had the same trouble with the chaos tree using the same technique. I suppose making a light box should be added to my to-do list.
Inside photography doesn’t seem bright enough while outdoor photography is almost too much.
Although it isn’t as vibrant as I had seen in my head it is what it is and I’m pretty happy with it.
So now I need to figure out how to base him. I’m not impressed with the base that came with him as it seemed like a quick afterthought. The problem lies in the distance that his tail sticks out.
Maybe rocks and tide pools, hmm.
Thanks for looking,