I chose a fighting fish, aka a beta, as my next drawing subject. Big. Mistake. This thing has soooo much detail. I’m using graphite, so I can go as detailed as I want to, but I also know that too much detail will overwhelm the viewer. I’ve laid down the initial shading for the fins, and I’m starting to add in the second layer and detail to the body. Tonight, I basically sat looking at this fish, totally overwhelmed.
I decided to pick the main focal point, obviously the head. I will concentrate on making the head my most detailed part. That is where I will focus on drawing the most scales. I will fade those out as I do the tail. That should get me through the body during car line tomorrow.
I still don’t know how I will get through all those fins, but I will worry about that when it is time to draw them.
Here is what I have so far:
Here is the reference photo:
Happy Memorial Day everyone!