Drawing Fish 52 – 01_Rainbow Trout
Drawing Fish 52 rainbow trout. The first fish of the 2011 project. Felt solid on this one! A little break and change of pace seems to have gotten my drawing hand back (I’d swear that it simply fell off with a few of last year’s flies…). This fish is based on a ‘bow that my wife, Kelley, caught two summers ago on Montana’s Gallatin River. Not a big ‘bow, but a good one for a pic.
Notes: Unwrapped my brand spankin’ new Moleskine Watercolour Notebook, set up two water trays, opened my paints, and grabbed my favorite mechanical pencil. The pencil flowed nicely over the Moleskine paper, and I found myself changing my direction a bit once I got the outline down. I decided to stick with pencil for the entire drawing itself, and just use color to help key areas pop and set some additional optical boundaries. Got what I wanted, for the most part. Also ended up using all 30 minutes right to the buzzer. Nice way to start 2011, I think.
Tech info: Mechanical pencil and watercolor on Moleskin Watercolour Notebook.
Jeff’s rainbow trout is here. Really like the abstraction and boldness. Not at all what I expected, and that’s just fine by me. Cool start to 2011, Jeff!