I already talked about my week of working on that one in the lower right hand corner. And the one on top will be a separte post all together. But I just managed to pull that one in the lower left hand corner through the gap as well. Here it is:*
|swimming with fiery fish|
Swooning and surrounded by flying red fish. Are the fish being juggled?? Is the figure flying in their slipstream? Dancing with them? When I took this one to IMC it was with the thought of shoehorning it into the "Dragon Rider" assignment. A bit of an interpretive leap, but I liked the image and wanted to make something of it. Back to calling them fish now, not dragons. But, anyways.
Here, putting this one together, from start to finish, a few in-progress shots:
Then I began to rein in the figure, getting it a bit more under control, removing the random red slashes and incorporating the fish as the red emblems instead.
The final painting will be used by Rose Lemberg for an upcoming anthology she is editing, An Alphabet of Embers.