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Well... twelve hours later, and I've got two good fins and 10,000 fucking spots to show for it... meet my little friend, Spot.
The thing about the spots is this... they're not black... they're different shades of gray; pale when in a reflective area, darker when they're in shadow. They have very distinct shapes as well; flat when on a horizontal surface, and rounder when on a vertical plane. And, of course their form is dictated by where in the trout's body they lie... there are some real funky shapes down near where the tail breaks.
I like to paint all the spots first because it helps me maintain the sense of the fish's shape in my mind's eye. The next step is to paint around
all the spots... and then go back in and repaint the spots in the new context of being surrounded by color... things change and values have to be corrected, and the shapes redefined.
Time for a work-out and several beers.
"Why in the fuck did I miss this place? It's like missing a raging case of the clap."
"Make it matter, fuckos." jhnnythndr
" Herre jävlar vilka fiskar!!" P-A
"I'm no saint though, nor a judge. Rock that shit good and hard, and on your way out, wipe your dick on the curtains." - Kyner