Fill primer is a spray paint that fills in small cracks so that an extremely smooth surface can be achieved after sanding. Wetsanding helps keep the sandpaper from clogging and also prevents dust from getting into the air.
Filling in the gaps between bumps and adding ridges to the fins. Once I have most of the sculpt roughed out, I’ll go back with a rotary tool and sandpaper to smooth the surfaces and add more details.
The sharpie dot marks where I’ll add the next fin. I’ll start by drilling a hole so I can make sure to get the most solid bond possible between the fresh and cured clay.
This is the first of a series of mutant fish vinyl stickers. So excited!!
I start my digital drawings by sketching loosely in red colored pencil, then developing the details on top with blue. I like working this way because, since the red drawing is so light, I don’t have to erase anything. Once it’s finished, I’ll import it into Illustrator and use it as a starting point for the final vector drawing.
I’m starting a series of mutant goldfish sketches. Drawing scales is super satisfying!