A very simple card today – didn’t take much time at all and was easy to put together. I got these fish illustrations from a friend (they were from a vintage fishing manual) and I thought I could put them to good use on a card. I made a few different ones, but this one turned out the best.
I coloured the fish in with pencils and mounted the whole block onto thick card, outlining it with a black marker to help it stand out. The fish were highlighted with Diamond Glaze to add a bit of shine and dimension, and to make them look more “fishy”. I have no idea what colours these fish should be. I probably could have looked that up but I just winged it. Now, days later, I have googled them and found that the “colours of the Maori Wrasse range from a bright electric blue, to a green purplish blue in the males and a red orange colour in juveniles and females.” So I have made mine a little dull. Sorry, Mr Maori Wrasse! I still think he looks handsome, nevertheless (albeit a little bit grouchy because he’s having to wear a drab outfit and won’t be able to impress the ladies).
Apparently, he is also a very “personable” fish, which makes him an easy target for fishermen. Poor little guy just wants to be friends and then he gets taken home for someone’s supper! 😦 I just want to give him a hug now. You can read more about the Maori Wrasse HERE, if you are so inclined.
Hope your day is going swimmingly – thanks for floating by!