5 layers Resin Painting – Caribbean Mermaid
Dimension: 7.5″ Length X 3.75″ Width X 1.75″ Depth
The product contains the artwork itself, a clear plastic easel and a cleaning microfiber clothe
This is another project I asked myself, “what am I doing?” XD I guess people do not learn from experience once, but take couple practices to know ‘never again’. Haha… But joke aside, I do enjoy bring character back to life. As much as I see in my psychic world, I often wonder how I can visualize them for people to see exactly what they are like. After live in years seeing fairies, goblins, trolls and elves, I was more than surprised to see that Spiderwick’s fairies are the closest to what I see. So that’s why when I first wanted to paint something different in my resin art, Spiderwick jumped to my head without a second thought. But as I mentioned in the other post, all details are easy on traditional art or digital graphic, but damn hard on resin art. (Especially that shrimp tail is really hard to manipulate) Consider how small the bowl is, every details in this project require brushes that is not bigger than a needle. (This is the moment I wished I have thought of it before I started and practice this art on a serving bowl instead. XD ) On top of that, any excess paint or shaking hand would make me start all over again. Especially on this one, I tried to see whether I can use glitters to create the effect as well. At the end, I am glad how it turns out. (and of course, there could always be room for improvement.) I hope this artwork could truly bring magic into your life.
I am not a professional artist, but more like an impulsive one. I love to experiment various art depends on where my mood takes me. My artworks is often one time only art, and I do not take request for order. Mostly because I enjoy taking my time trying to make my artwork comes to life, and I believe the artwork can preserve the energy of the artist especially when they are doing something they love. And that’s why I am only painting something I love. And I will stop doing it when that feeling is gone.
If you wonder how resin art is done like I was couple months ago. It’s definitely a complicated process. Let’s just said that it’s way more complicated art then my comfortable 2D or digital art. While 2D art starts with what you want to emphasize first and work your way back, resin art require you to think ahead before you pour your very first layer of resin. You need to reverse your thinking of 2D art and figure out what you want as background instead of foreground. Each layer of resin takes 12 hours to cure, and you have to hope there’s no cat or dog or debris decide to pay it a visit during process of curing. The paint is hard to stick on the surface, just imagining trying to paint on the glass. And different opacity of paint would decide how 3D the object is going to look. Hope this will help you do all the math. Each layer literally takes a day to finish. XD
At the end, not only I hope you will enjoy this artwork, I also wish you can all find a way to make an impossible dream happens just like I did with this piece of art.
To care for resin:
– Cold water rinse if dirty, wipe with smooth clothes or air dry.
– Avoid place it near extreme temperature (This also means no microwave and no dishwasher please)
– Do not scratch it with sharp edges (such as fingernail or toothpick)
– Though many said that resin art could be used for dry food, I personally would not try so. 😉