Helen's Blog

A fishy tail

I did some more work on the tail of 'Water Sprite 1' today. I also got out some Designer's Gouache to try and use some basic colour to figure out how I want her tail to 'go' and look. You know, straight down? Or swishing back behind her et cetera? I'm sure a flash of inspiration will hit me between the eyes and it will all fall into place. I REALLY must look up fishes though and find out how those fins and tails work and move. These might be fantasy creatures but I want the people who see them to believe that they could conceivably exist. To that, I want the Sprites to have realistic elements to them... we shall have to think about this further, yes?