Next step in the development of my illustration about the BP oil spill..
Today I've just been experimenting with media. I sculpted this incredibly basic fish out of Das clay..The final will of course be much more detailed, this is just a practice piece :)
Using my dummy fish, I photographed and have experimented with photoshopping the texture of the scales and the tail on..
This is a rough experiment, and I think doesn't look great because of the quality of my original sculpture...I like the idea of photoshopping the tail on as it makes it look a bit more realistic..I also love the texture of the tail..
I tried painting the sculpture and I imagine this would also look better with a much larger model as I'd be able to paint more detail onto it..
The main part of this is of course, the oil..
I placed the sculpture onto a piece of cling film, then mixed PVA glue and black paint so I could pour it over the fish and achieve a really gloopy looking texture..
When this dries, hopefully I will be able to peel it off the cling film and the blob of "oil" will keep its shape..