Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Goldfish Project - Part One

Have you seen the amazing goldfish artwork from Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori? He paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. In 2011 to early this year he had a show in the UK and quite a few websites posted links to a video showing him working with resin.

I love this artwork and want to make my own little version of a goldfish swimming in resin.....however, I don't have the skills to paint a goldfish in 3D!
 So here is what I am doing instead.
I have poured about 1/8 of an inch of resin into this mold.
I let the resin set up for about three hours.
 Then I pushed this mini goldfish into the resin.  The resin has the consistency of a gel at this point and I know my fish will not topple or move.  I am going to let this cure and show you what I do next in tomorrow's post!

The Goldfish Project - Part One

The Goldfish Project - Part Two

The Goldfish Project - Part Three

These posts were designed, photographed and written by me.
They appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


Chris said...

I have seen this guy's work, its amazing! I totally thought it was real- even after being told it was resin! I can imagine painting patterns in resin, but nothing like he does! Can't wait to see your version :)

Marie Vickers Art said...

I am new to using resin, and I am really enjoying your blog.

It's great that there is such a lot of resources on here to help me out!

Keep it coming! :)

Micheladas said...

I have never used resin before, but would love to try it. I love the step by step blogs. Thanks.

TesoriTrovati said...

OMG! That is the most amazing video! What an incredibly talented and patient artist he is. It was fascinating to watch. Thank you for sharing this. Your tribute is so lovely as well. Enjoy the day! Erin

shn said...

You are really doing a great job with these pendants. I especially love the greenery you put in, it adds great texture and color and depth. Where did you get those darling goldfish? Thanks for sharing this project. I'm really inspired to start experimenting with resin.

Carmi said...

I found the goldfish on Ebay using the search "miniature goldfish."

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