DA Blurb: Pisces, the Fish(es) (Feb 18th - March 20th, Mutable Water)
The final sign of the western zodiac, Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune. Pisceans are known for being quiet, introspective, artistic, and sensitive to emotional and spiritual energies. Pisces is associated with the colors blue and blue-gray, the gemstone Aquamarine, and water-loving plants such as water lilies and lotus, among other things.
This was the only way I could think of to show Tyr as his zodiac sign, short of making him a mer-dude, which isn’t something I’m into. He really is a stellar example of a Pisces, and I can’t for the life of me remember whether I assigned him a zodiac sign before or after I fleshed him out as a character. Tyr’s been around since 2003, so its hard to say.
I spent forever on this piece, and its full of cheapass workarounds. I did the lineart in Painter (thanks SO MUCH to Adeat for helping me with the pose,) then traced it onto watercolor paper so I wouldn’t have eraser marks. I painted the background on a seperate piece of paper because I don’t have masking fluid or painter’s tape to protect the foreground. Then I cut and pasted the foreground onto the background… And I used a glue stick because I don’t have spray mount. And then I somehow managed to glue it on crooked and ruin the whole thing. /facepalm
Corel Painter Essentials 4, Costco watercolors, vintage 1978 watercolor paper found in my parents’ garage, box cutter, OfficeMax glue stick.
You know what? While I’m working on something, I have five million things to say about its progression and how I feel about it as I work, but by the time I finish, I have nothing to say. Except self-deprecating crap, which is better off unsaid for the most part. Whackity shmackity doooo…. *jazzhands and out*