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How to Do A Bubble-eyed Goldfish Resin Painting

Here are photos of our lovely bubble- eyed goldfish daily life which inspire us a lot. :D

Here we go!

Before painting a fish figure on resin layers. You need to draw a draft on a paper which contains fish layout, pose and other decorations of artwork, such as stones.

And also you need to find a proper container: wooden or bamboo is the best choice for material.

Step 1:

When everything is ready.

Pour the resin in the wooden container, then paint fish figure and fins lightly in white and red.

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Be very careful and patient to paint fins by curved lines in red and red-orange (add more water).

Step 2:

Paint first layer on the body of bubble-eyed goldfish in light orange. Trace fish’s gill and mouth in light red.

Step 3:

Add bubbled eyes on the two sides of the fish head. Be careful with its size and also paint subtly on the edge of the eyes. Use uneven orange to color eyes, head, and body, especially when trying to paint the brain (orange mixed with very few red).

Around the body, you can see that we painted very subtle tiny scales.

Step 4:

Cover fish’s body in orange. Trace outline of the head in light pink.

Repaint tiny scales again on the edge of the fish’s body.

Step 5:

Paint another red-orange layer on eyes and head again.

When painting a new layer on the body and this time extend until the end of tail. More red in the middle of the body. After it drys, paint small scales and highlight of eyes in light yellow.

Step 6:

After pouring resin on the top of the last layer, wait till it dries; then paint bubbled eyes with a thin dark color that you can get by mixing a few black with red. Be very careful when making fish scales in the middle of the body.

The side of the fish body with light scales will be seen afterward. Create a beautiful and smooth fishtail; just imagine the fish is dancing in the water. Try the best to make the movement very graceful.

Step 7:

Paint edge of the mouth and tiny tentacles with pink color. A couple of eyes are black and white; please use a paintbrush as small as you can. Paint something grey around eyes. Add another layer on the body from face to the fishtail.

The middle line of the fish’s body must follow the movement.

Step 8:

In order to make the fish look more 3D, this step is very important. Make the reflected light on the left side of the fish’s body a little yellower.

Then use the smallest tiny size brush to shaded curved scales carefully on the top of the fish’s body. Add a little bit more yellow and white paint on scales for the middle of the body.

Step 9:

After the new resin layer dried, darken the reflected light on the right side of the fish’s body. Highlight the left reflected light yellow.

Step 10:

The key to the last step is not to screw your lovely painting! Take a deep breath, then exhale slowly when you paint an elegant dorsal fin. Keep the movement similar to the fish’s tail. Add extremely tiny dots on the dorsal fin.


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