Thursday, August 18, 2011

Drawing Fish 52-32 Dolly Varden

Drawing Fish 52_32 Dolly Varden

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Swing by Jason's blog to see his Dolly Varden rendition!

Tech Info- Sharpie, watercolor and gouache and pastel on oatmeal paper.

I do not know where to start. I just returned from one of the most memorable fishing trips to date. I was privileged to spend a week as an artist in residence at Bristol Bay Lodge in Alaska. None of this would have been possible without the extreme generosity of the lodge and Bob White for making it happen. I will save the details of this trip for a different post.

This image is a portrait of a beautiful male Dolly that I caught while swinging a Morrish mouse pattern on my trip. Nothing like seeing a nice fish take a skating mouse! The colors of these fish are incredible. I exaggerated the colors a bit to drive this point home. The river that I caught this fish in was also filled with a turquoise-green rock that nearly matched the color of the fish.

I will have more images to post this weekend from this amazing trip! (you can see a few of the photos of the trip in my previous post).

1 comment:

Jason Borger said...

Jeff—When it comes to fish that hold something in our memories, amping up the color is just another way to express what they mean to us. Knowing what your finished pieces look like, I'm guessing the pic here is perhaps even a bit dull in comparison to the real image...