Resin art has been around for a long time but it was only a few years ago that people around the globe started to recognize it as an elite and sophisticated art form. Since then, there has been no turning back. The world was in dire need of creativity when resin art emerged. The process began as a result of a rather happening incident when the artist accidentally spilled resin over his newly painted art. Nonetheless, we’re extremely grateful for that accident.
How to Master the Art of Resin Painting
The only rule of creativity is that there are no limits. So by keeping that in mind, we are back with the wonderful Black Moor Goldfish painted in the bowl, sandwiched between multiple resin layers. You might ask how to make a resin painting look real? Or how to make resin art using acrylics? Don’t worry about that. Step by step information on this breathtaking artwork will satisfy all your queries. The products used in the making, the time it takes to complete, the manpower and effort that goes into it and so much more.
How Do You Calculate How Much Resin You Need?
Getting the right ratio of resin and hardener is important. 4 drops of hardening agent is equal to the 1 percent of 1 ounce of resin. For this piece, the ration for the catalyst to resin is 1 to 2 percent. Adding more or less amount can disturb the curing time for resin. Calculate the resin amount that’s needed by multiplying the length, height, and width of the area.
Why is My Resin Still Sticky?
Resin can become runny or extra hard due to the incorrect amount of hardening agent or by adding too much colorant. Small negligence in calculation can cause issues beyond repair.
Setting the Background
First and foremost, an idea is conceived for any piece of art. The artist creates something in their mind and then brings it to life with resin and other materials. But before that, it’s drawn on a piece of paper, step by step. To get that life-like effect in the final product, natural elements are used such as stones, shells, or leaves. In this artwork, We have placed white stones at the bottom of the bowl to create an illusion of a mini aquarium. How can you not notice that sensational contrast between blackfish and the tiny little stones?
Working on the Goldfish Step by Step
Each step in creating the resin masterpiece plays a vital role. You miss one step or even a single layer and the final product will look nothing like what you had pictured it in your mind. A simple mistake can ruin all the effort so it’s better to pay undivided attention at every step. As the process continues, more resin layers are added, more strokes of acrylics draw some more features of the Black Moor Goldfish.
Start by pouring the calculated amount of resin into the bowl along with some white tiny stones.
Wait for 8 hours for the resin to completely dry. The goldfish is to be painted in the center of the bowl. But first, a straight line should be drawn in the middle that helps keep the body and fins of the fish in symmetry. Black acrylic is mixed with some water to paint four fins of the goldfish with a small soft brush. The two front fins are slightly bigger than the ones at the back. A small amount of black strokes make the fins look realistic, so there’s no need to fill the gap with black color. Resin is poured at the top of painted four fins.
In the third step, the artist neatly paints the center part of the fish using two colors; black and brownish. The outline of the fish body is painted in brown with a small soft brush. Later, wash the brown away with a pen brush and paint the center of the fish body using black color. Fish’s gills and mouth are outlined with light brown color in this step as well. Don’t forget to pour the resin at the end of this step as well.
In this layer, the artist gets back to the fins and tail of the fish. Adding fins layer by layer enhances the depth and creates a more realistic image of the object. Added more black at the center of the fish body. Resin layer at the end as well.
In the fourth step, the outline of the mouth and eyes are drawn using a brownish color. The overall shape of the fish swimming in the deep waters is pretty much visible at this stage. The body of the fish is covered with thicker black acrylic paints in this step. Short lines are painted on the edge of both sides for scales. The big tail is painted using smooth strokes of short and long lines followed by a resin layer. For the beginners, it’s better to practice curved lines on a paper first. The overall shape of the fish swimming in the deep waters is pretty much visible at this stage.
Head is painted using brown and for eyes and mouth, we used black. Shapes of the eyes are a bit bow-like. The fish body is covered with thin black strokes.
Now the goldfish looks quite gorgeous, fins, and the tail seems to be moving in the water. Tiny scales are drawn on the edge of the fish’s body as well.
Using black strokes to add more depth in the tail and small white dots to highlight the scales at the fish’s body and eyes. Longer tail is painted until the edge of the bowl. Poured resin layer at the end of this stage as well.
Painted the dorsal fin using black short lines on the left side of the body of the fish in this last stage. Finishing up with the resin layer. Make sure to Place the bowl on a flat surface and cover it up to avoid dust.
It’s amazing how a simple brush and a couple of paints can create magic in a bowl.
Conclusion: Final Product; Worth the Effort
You might say that the whole process of creating a painstakingly realistic resin art is quite exhausting, it’s mostly because of the time that it takes. Patience is the secret behind this art form. More the layers, the better the final product would be. Unless the resin is completely dry, nothing can be painted on it and each layer of resin takes around 7-8 hours to settle down. In the end, the fish seems so peaceful, swimming in the water that one might get intrigued to touch it and find out if it’s real or not?
How to showcase the Incredible Black Moor Goldfish?
Once you get your hands on this majestic piece of resin art, you’d want to flaunt it among your family and friends. The best way to do it is to use it as your home decor. The brown water bucket with the black moor goldfish swimming inside it would be the perfect view for your guests. Put it on your center table and it might work as the conversation starter. No matter what color scheme your living room is, this resin art would just blend right in. Coffee table, center table, bedside table, conference table, or even your dining table can be lightened up with this incredible artwork.
An Ideal Gift for Loved Ones
What could be a better gift for your loved ones than something that’s made with pure love and passion? You no longer need to spend hours to come up with the best gift idea, our new resin artwork Black Moor Goldfish would serve the purpose just right. That enchantingly unique acrylic art is pretty much an ideal housewarming present your friends need for their new home. Don’t worry if you can’t think of an anniversary gift for your spouse, our mini aquarium is here to your rescue.
Now that you’re well aware of all the facts about resin art especially this Black Moor Goldfish, we’re sure that you’ll make an informed buying decision. Make your house a bit warmer and more welcoming with this handmade modern art.