Monday, 9 March 2015

"Sleeping Fish"

I find it so fascinating that there is such a variety of fish out there presenting a huge spectrum of shapes, colours and patterns. There's a lot you can choose from when you have an idea for a drawing or a painting. My idea was to express that fish live in constant movement, even if they are asleep, because the water around them is in movement. To do this, I made the drawing on a background created with diagonal strokes and I chose a fish that would give a contrast to it with its pattern, and yet blend in with its colour, which would suggest a certain kind of unity with its world.


"Sleeping Fish", 10x15cm, pastels on paper

8 comments:

  1. You're such a talented artist, Marielle. I love your sleeping fish!

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    1. Thank you, Brandi :) I do like it too, but most of all, I really learned a lot while making it.

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  2. Clever - and very, very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, I developed this idea while making some abstract experiments. I think it turned out nice.

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    1. Thank you, Em :) It was very difficult to make the details on a paper with this kind of texture, but I really like the effect.

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  4. I understand the patterns of sleeping fish and this is excellent. Well done Marielle. Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Saucy. It's really nice that you like my idea. It came to my head when I was working on something else and I just had to give it a go. I'm glad I did :)

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