Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Drawing Flies 52_31 Brassie

Drawing Flies 52_31 Brassie

Original status: SOLD

Swing by Jason's blog to check out his rendition of the of the Brassie!

Tech Info- Gouache, Watercolor and sepia ink and bamboo pen on 140 lbs. watercolor stock.

Created this one in a similar method as the leadwing. I started by laying down ink lines with my bamboo pen and sepia ink. The bamboo pen is a great tool to use for drawing. You can great great thick and thin lines by adjusting the pressure when drawing. I also break up the lines by using a spray bottle.

This pattern is a great imitation of a caddis larva. I have spent considerable time turning over rocks in the streams and rivers I fish. The most abundant insect that I encounter is the cased caddis. The brassie imitates the unfortunate caddis whose anal proledges cannot overcome the natural or unnatural dislodging forces. The wire wraps get the pattern down in the water column and the peacock hurl is a wonderful representation of the emerging legs from the case. A simple yet effective pattern.

1 comment:

Jason Borger said...

Jeff—Nice work with that bamboo pen once again (I'll have to go get one and try it out). And you know that I always enjoy your reflective work, whether on the hook or other materials. Serendipity for next week works for me.