Our modroc covered fish are finally dry and ready to decorate using the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku.
For this we purchased some fresh fish from the fish shop on the harbour.
After dabbing it down to dry it off a bit, we gently brushed the fish with paint. Today we were using some naturally dyed paint, so the colours were much paler than standard acyrilic paint which was suggested by Paula Briggs.
We then laid a piece of paper onto the fish, gently transferring the printed image.
Once the prints were dry, we cut round them and fixed them to our model using PVA glue and a brush.
Here are our finished fish sculptures.