10 July 2007

seven hours later...

...aye yes seven hours of painting these little fish, give or take a few hours. i had about three hours break in between to go play squash today. i thought i would have it finished earlier but the pointy ends of the fish required a lot of phaffy painting with a tiny brush. well i could have rushed it but i couldn't bear to paint quickly with a big thick clumsy brush. it will be going in the mail asap. just need to outline it and i ain't sure what with yet-the normal trusty pencil but will it smudge or black fine liner which may blob and run if the box should get rained on in transit or outline it all in black paint which make take forever and a day to do. i think i will do a quick tester tomorrow before deciding. am fair pleased with this pledge, i know it is only day two but i feel i have been so productive!


from yesterday...

...a box painted with white fish and white robot fish. this is what i managed to get done yesterday and what i meant to post by midnight. i had the scan all ready to post up but the problem was my Internet connection. aye the Internet supplier as per normal got some earache from the mister and apparently there was a problem across the whole of Manchester. i never got round to finishing it yesterday as my neck and painting arm gave out about eleven pm. originally i made a template of swimming fish for a bigger box but i then decided the box was way too big to tackle in day. this one is having the blue-turquoise colour painted on to it at the moment and i will scan it in again. i decided to tackle my to-do list as well as the uni summer projects to help me with the pledge of work a day thing. i think this box is going to have to do as two days work as tonight i am off to play squash and take a break. i think if i haven't have decided to paint an under layer of white to lift the blue colour off the cardboard i would have had the box done in a day. this box i will be sending off to the mail me art project.