Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Second on the 2nd: Friendly waters


If your T Tuesday post is the same as your Second on the 2nd, please share it both places.

As most of you know, whenever possible, I like my Second Look to somehow reflect what our current host at Art Journal Journey is featuring.  That means I had to look for something that reflected Geometric Shapes, which is Valerie's theme this month.

This post was created for two very different challenges, Geometric Shapes and Fish.  I now give you Friendly Waters which was published on January 1, 2019.

If you have been around my blog for any length of time, you know I can't draw.  I've said it before that it's not in my wheelhouse.  I not only can't draw, I am not particularly good at coloring the shapes I DO draw.   However, I CAN draw geometric shapes, even if I have to use a ruler and a French curve to do so! 

That's why today I give you an entry I call "Friendly Waters."

I hope this catfish

finds these waters friendly.

This is supposed to be a fish (come on dear friends, use your imagination).

For this page, I tore a page out of an old Plane Geometry book and colored it blue using a water soluble crayon.  Since the page was so old, the light blue was difficult to color over the brown paper.  The geometric shapes I chose for the fish I colored using a dark blue water soluble crayon were three triangles, two circles, and two one-quarter ellipses. The fin and center of the eye were made using turquoise acrylic craft paint, while the "whiskers" were orange acrylic craft paint.

I've shown you my second look, I sincerely hope you will share yours, as well.  The only requirement is, it must have been published sometime in the past.


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14 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

Love your fish. And snap on the drawing and colouring in things.

Lisca said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! Of course it looks like a fish! A very intelligent fish with his Locus Theorem. Great colour too.
I was wondering....Do you keep all your projects? I assume you have everything on your computer but I was thinking of the original project.
Happy Second on the 2nd,

Lisca said...

I have looked at my Blogger settings and I have taken comments out of the 'embedding' and changed it to 'pop up'. I hope this helps. Please let me know. (The other option was 'full page')

Tom said...

...it looks like a fish to me.

My name is Erika. said...

That's a great page with a cool background. It's a good second view. And a perfect way to show Valerie's challenge. I hope your April 2 is a great day. hugs-Erika

Jenn Jilks said...

This is fun! You are so creative.

Christine said...

Cute page!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

take it frum de eggz pertz! THAT iz one awesum fish 🐟🐟😺‼️

Sandra Cox said...

I love the catfish. Good job. I hope all is well on your end, my friend.

Darla said...

That's a great blue fish you created. I particularly like the red gills. I did do a Second on the Second post but cant seem to join the party in the usual way. I suspect I am not using the link in thing correctly. Have a great Second of the month in any case.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm not a fan of rough water.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great idea wit your fish! I can go home tomorrow! Hugs!

Jeanie said...

I really love your fish. He has a GREAT face!

Linda said...

Great looking fish!