'Other' Fish Art

Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by plaegreid, May 9, 2013.

  1. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    It seems to me that a lot of fish/angling art is very much designed to look very much like the things it is trying to represent. I'm not good enough to do that, so my art usually looks kind of like the fish it is emulating. No biologist is going to look at my work and say, 'Ah, yes, a fine example of a male from the genus Oncorhynchus Keta in full spawning regalia, most likely from the North Puget Sound blah blah blah." They might go, 'Huh, that looks like a Chum.' And I'm ok with that. In celebration of those of us who like to put fish on paper without being constrained by what those fish actually look like, here are some pictures.

    This one could be a smallie, or whatever. Use your imagination!
    smallie_by_phishmonger-d4pbsbi.jpg
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  2. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Hey, this might be some crazy tropical fish, or a sunfish of some sort! A Bass? Who knows!? It doesn't even have eyes!

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  3. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    This is probably a salmon.

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  4. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    WHY DO ALL OF MY FISH POINT LEFT?

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  5. GAT Active Member

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    I thought you said you weren't very good. I like all of the above.
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  6. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Well, thank you very kindly, sir!
  7. Dave Evans Active Member

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    I like all of them, but that salmon really hits home with me. That belongs on someone's wall, as do the others.
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  8. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    You are very kind, Dave!
  9. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Hey, guess who found some old watercolors? THIS GUY.
    Small fish.jpg
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    This one is a squid! Need to learn how to fly-fish for those tasty little market squid. Bet that would garner a few odd looks!
    Quick_Squid_by_Phishmonger.jpg
  12. GAT Active Member

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    You have an interesting style that I like very much.
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  13. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Here are some things that fish eat, thus making them related to fishing, at least in my mind. These were rather fun to do.
    Squid: squed.jpg
    Octopus: doctorpuss.jpg
  14. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Also, if anyone else has some stuff they'd like to post, please do so! I'm not doin' this just to toot my own horn!
  15. GAT Active Member

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    You may as well go ahead. We started off with a number of folks posting artwork but it has declined and some is much better than none.
  16. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    Those are so cool good job guys! Those are awesome
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  17. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    plaegreid,
    Thank for posting your artwork. I like your work particularly the formline salmon.
    Keep it coming.
    Jack
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  18. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Here is a fish head; expect 2 more in the near future.
    Chum.jpg
  19. Jake Dixon Member

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    Really like these. You ever offer any for sale?
  20. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Glad to hear you like them! :D

    As far as selling them goes, I've never really given it much thought. My girlfriend would probably love it if I had another revenue stream to feed my angling habit though, so maybe I'll consider it!