Deep In The Ocean – Story with Pencil Art

One day mommy fish and baby fish were merrily swimming in the sea.

Pencil sketch of two fishes in carving method

They reached the sea bottom. The baby fish exclaimed, ‘Wow! This is so wonderful!’ It was filled with all the pretty shells!

Shells and grass sketched using carving technique
A variety of shells sketched by paper carving
They found a paisley shell. It was the prettiest of all!
A paisely motif is sketched using carving technique

Filled with love, the mommy fish and the baby fish kissed the paisley. Amazing! The paisley moved slightly upwards!

A pencilart of shells and fishes using carving method
They saw, the Paisley started to move upwards! They blew air bubbles in joy. The paisley moved up! They stopped blowing, the paisley came down! The baby fish had fun moving the paisley up and down! And up and down!

Hope you enjoyed the story. Now something about the art:
This is a simple pencil art done with carving technique.
I drew the picture over a sheet of paper. The picture included ‘sea life’. I placed this sketch over a thick drawing paper that was kept over a newspaper. Carving appears well on a thick drawing sheet. Newspaper ensures better results of carving. I firmed this arrangement with clips at the sides.
I drew all the outlines using a ball point pen applying pressure as much as possible. Concentration is very important at this stage as a careless movement may spoil the entire work.
I removed the side clips and took the carved drawing sheet. I shaded it with Faber-Castell Water Soluble Pencils over the carvings. Graphite shading results the best. But, I wanted to experiment it with colour. And the result is in front of you along with a funny story!

About Sindhu

A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.

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