Amago Trout (gone)

6 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

Your paintings always fascinate me. The trout are beautiful and your salmon paintings on the BE TROUT page are awesome. It is so peaceful to view all your excellent pages of illustrations.

BLUEANGLER said...

Thanks for stopping by Ginger. I appreciate your encouragement! I still have more work to do, and more technique to learn! I enjoy your work a lot! Keep up the great works!
Mark

Phyllis Harris said...

Mark,

Your watercolors of all the fish species are really wonderful! So is your photography on the flyfishingphotography blog! Stunning! My brother is an avid fly fisherman and has a cabin on the North fork of the White River in southern Missouri. He would LOVE your work, too! I'll have to send him to take a look at your blogs.

BLUEANGLER said...

Thanks Phyllis,

I appreciate your kind words! Your art are really inspiring! It always remind me how much fun I have when I was a kid! :o)

jaclyn said...

These drawings are wonderful! Do you have any tips on drawing fish using watercolor?

BLUEANGLER said...

Thanks jaclyn,

I am not sure what kind of suggestions will be useful to you. But I will try.

I think drawing skill will improve when you draw a lot... that's the way I learned... for fish drawings, i use a lot of fish book and photos to understand the fish anatomy. Then simply practice the different part of fish structure.

One of the advantage of drawing with pencil is you can erase and re-draw many times. I did that a lot, I think sometimes the erases itself give the drawing a special effect and I really like it.

On the other hand, watercolor is more instant reflect of my feel. There are pretty much no room for erase (although you can "lift up" some pigments). That is the beauty of watercolor to me. I just let the water run and expect some special surprises... I think a lot of people especially like this "unpredictable" characteristic in watercolor. For fish painting, this "watery" flow really work out well for me.

So my standard procedure of the fish painting is 1) take a lot of time to get the precise structure right. 2) then just let the watercolor run free and enjoy the unpredictable surprises. Hope this help. : ) Mark