Fishing – Part 2

I wanted to share my process and tools I used to “catch” my fish from yesterday!

I started by selecting a background and decided to use this hot-press watercolor paper that I had painted with acrylics.  I like the variegated colors:


I folded the paper into a simple journal and painted both sides so I have six different squares in a variety of background colors:

I cut simple shapes from my gelli-printed paper and glued them to the paper with Liquitex Matte Medium:


At this point, they look more like fall leaves than fish!  So I added details with an Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and black micron pen:


Next, I added more details with Uni Posca paint pens – I just LOVE these opaque water based markers!! ❤️  I recently purchase a set of 15 colors with a medium tip from Amazon.  They come in different sized tips and are sold in sets on Amazon or individually from Dick Blick (another item to add to that wish list!!)


I finished my page by adding some Prismacolor pencils – the Posca paint pens drew on top of color pencil too:


I predict I will be drawing more fish into my creative net with these Posca paint markers!  I love that they are odorless, fade proof and bleed proof and can be used on almost any surface!

Have you ever experimented with these markers?  I hope you share it with me!

Happy Fishing!  🙂


17 responses to “Fishing – Part 2

  1. Love the hues and colors you chose! I cannot paint or draw for my life but I like sitting on a jetty and fishing with a handline😊

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  2. thanks for sharing the process. Your creative mind amazes me!

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  3. Really neat, and creative project!

    The brown background has a wood feel to it. Like an old fence board, and the fish embossed, or carved onto it. Your creativity is amazing to me!

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    • Oh, I hadn’t thought of wood but it does have that appearance! 😃 It is not colors I would normally choose for a background with fish but I liked how it turned out. 🐟🎣 Glad you like it too, Deborah! 💕

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  4. They sound fab, Jill and your fish are a shimmery delight!

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  5. Beautiful, love them, the back ground is perfect.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  6. I like your creative process Jill. As for the Posca pens – I have one staring back at me right now – a white marker. It’s the only one I have, but it comes in very useful! 😀

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  7. I will have to put Posca pens on my wish list, I haven’t tried those…I just splurged on a basic set Of Copic markers, which are supposed to be the best of the best so I’ll let you know. I bet the white paint pen does come in handy! Your fish are really cool!

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    • Hi Jenna! Copics are wonderful! I have several and they blend well. Check out YouTube for a video on the artist/illustrator Mary Engelbrecht as she uses copic markers in all her illustrations. 😊🎨👍 I liked the Posca markers because they are opaque and can be applied to almost any surface – you can even create designs on plates, etc – YouTube has some great ideas on using them. There are sooo many markers out there! 😍 Glad you like my fish! Cheers! 🐟🐡🐠


  8. Your final fish are so whimsical and it’s really interesting to hear about all the different steps you go through to get the effect. I love paint pens and am always amazed at the many different surfaces that they work on. My only problem is that I don’t have nearly enough colors to choose from! Guess its time to get a bigger set. 🙂

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