Making My Final Fish

I have decided that for my final piece I wanted to make some fish using wire, masking tape and tissue paper. My hope was that I could make more expressive and interesting models this way.

My idea was that I could display a couple of models on plinth in front of my drawings.

I started by making a prototype to test out my method as I wasn’t sure how it would work to glue tissue paper to masking tape.

I did this by making an eel based off of one of my drawings.

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Once I had done that, I decided to make an octopus which was meant to show how octopus are consumed in quite a cruel way in Japan. The octopus are killed in quite a nasty way because they are believed to taste better soon after they have died. The thing was that there is a problem with disposable chopsticks and so I thought I could make an octopus and put chopsticks in it.

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Above is the process of making my octopus. I decided not to continue it because I didn’t think it fit in the well so I wanted to just do the fish.

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I started with a simple wire frame. 
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The wire frame. 

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Once I finished the wire frame, I covered it in masking tape. I did this so I would have a good base to put the tissue paper on. 
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My other fish. 
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The overweight fish. 
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I covered them in white tissue paper and then started putting the coloured paper on them.
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Here they have both been covered in tissue. 
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Some yellow tissue paper for the accent colours. 
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On this fish I decided to put the accent colours on first. 
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I then covered it with green. 
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Once it was covered and dry I put some ink washes over it to make it more 3D. I used pearlescent green for the radioactive gunk for the fish. 
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Some shading using sepia ink since black can sometimes be too harsh. 
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The completed models. 
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