Sunday 21 April 2019

2019 #6 Topic Introduction: Fish

 2019 Topic 6: Fish

2019 Topic 6

It's Keren, with our next topic: Fish! What springs to mind when you think of fish? The goldfish that was your first pet? Your favourite take-away on a Saturday night? The fantastical creatures you read about when you were young or the environmental plight of the creatures in our oceans? We've harpooned some images to inspire your fishy creation.

Firstly, I thought something paper related would start us off. I love the fish hat and the sea colours.

Lots of you love creating journal pages, and I thought this was a fabulous example of texture, colour and clever stencilling to give the look of scales.

These wonderful creatures up-close have such amazing designs. I love the intricate pink tendril like elements and the gorgeous flecked greys and white shades on the skin.

Using the fish outer shape and doodling on the inside is so effective and tells a real story.

Using the scale detail on a fish to be highlighted when lit up is an ingenious idea from Frank Gehry; known for his artistic fish lamps.

On the theme of fish parts, I think that this phone case design referencing fish scales is sumptuous.

There are lots of issues surrounding the oceans and fishing itself. I really loved this piece by Tommy Kinnerup and suspect there are more than a few talking points you can tease out of his stunning artwork.

Astrid Riedel is a glass artist and these amazing colours, textures and shine are exquisite.  She's entitled it 'Fish Out Of Water' and I'm sure many of us can relate to that feeling. Notice the flecks of gold, and the shape is reminiscent of a pebble; like the current trend for leaving painted rocks in public for others to discover and claim. 

These fish just made me grin. I love the colours and the bright, cool design. I could see something inspired by these being painted using Fresco Finish Acrylic paints onto a wooden spoon!

Using found objects or curated belongings, would be an inspired idea; just like this clever fish. Notice the golf tee teeth on this so titled M.C.Cool Paddlefish.

Perhaps some of you enjoy creating with clay or other materials that can be set. These fabulous fish with a limited calming palette would look wonderful in anyone's home.

I think that this arrestingly abstract creation by mixed media collage and digital designer Matthieu Bourel is inspiring.

This sculpture is a thoughtful comment on the problem of when fish eat plastic in our oceans. It incorporates some of the washed up plastic on our shores and reminds us of just how important recycling and taking care of our oceanic wildlife is.

The way that fish move creates beauty in of itself. This ceramic illustrator produces pieces inspired by the natural outdoors. This piece  draws you in and reminds you of the majestic movement when fish are schooling.

One of the 2018 releases from our very own Zinksi Art has lots of fabulous fish images. Lauren Hatwell did an inspired job (as usual) creating this beauty.

To finish off, I wanted to add some florals! Do they go with fish? You betcha! This beautiful piece reminds me of salmon due to the corally colours. I love the life bursting forth from the inner parts of the fish art, entitled 'To Bloom Not Bleed'.

We really hope that you're not too 'battered' looking through all of these Fish themed projects and it inspires you to get  creating a piece linked with our new topic. There are some further 'fish' ideas on this Pinterest page.

You're going to love the projects we have coming up. We are not doing the linked challenge  for 2019, so if you want to create along with us and this topic, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook too. 


Miriam said...

Wow... Great inspiration. Fabulous topic too. Looking forward to this!

Mac Mable said...

Fun and fabulous inspiration x

Etsuko said...

Wonderful topic FISH and great samples. I love the Lauren's fish. xx