Sometimes you need some fish in your workday

Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by plaegreid, May 8, 2013.

  1. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    The world of business can be a monotonous grind of meetings and paperwork, and more often than not, it can cause the mind to wander. Since the main reason I have a job (besides housing and food and those other 'necessities') is to feed my fishing habit, my mind most often wanders to where I would rather be instead of in this stuffy boardroom listening to some stiff spew numbers at me in monotone. So, more often than not, I doodle. Most of the time my doodles are chuff, noodly little squiggles that get tossed after the meeting. Some of the time, however, I squeeze out a nice one, and I'm sure some of you miscreants do as well. Therefore, I hereby dedicate this thread to the sharing of art (and literature,if you write when you're bored) created or thought of during business hours. I will start us off with... A TROUT. trout.jpg
     
  2. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    And since I feel like it, a funky salmon sketch. salmon and snack.jpg
     
  3. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Also, some flies. Looks like a rubber leg stimulator (with a wonky hook... they can't all be winners) and a pheasant tail. Stimnnymph.jpg
     
  4. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Got bored again!
    Steelychase.jpg
     
  5. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Egg and marabou fly?

    Eggfly.jpg
     
  6. Dave Evans

    Dave Evans Active Member

    Very nice! Curious, how large are the "doodles?"
     
  7. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus


    Much like the fish I catch, these doodles are on the smaller side, from about 6" x 3" for the trout in the first post to approx 2.5" x 1" for the egg-fly.
     
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  8. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Golly gee jigglers, we had a staff meeting today! Not my best stuff, but it's quiet in here.

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  9. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    A short poem about the majority of my fly-fishing hookups popped into my head today during lunch:

    A strike, a shake, a toss
    A shout, a swear, a loss
     
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  10. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    plaegreid,
    I enjoy all your doodles. I find myself doodling often.
    If you ever quit your "day" job, I think you have a future as an illustrator at the very least. How about doing a complete piece? Perhaps it could be accomplished during a very loooooonnnnnnnnggggggg meeting.
    Jack
    PS I hope your boss doesn't follow WFF.
    j
     
  11. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus


    I hope I never have a meeting that long! :eek: A more complete piece will be made at home though, it may just have to wait until the salmon are gone. Also, I don't think I have to worry about any co-workers being on WFF; I'm the only angler in the office. It's a blessing and a curse.
    And feel free to post your doodles here, I'd love to have some company in this thread! :D
     
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  12. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Dude I am really impressed. You need to get some professional materials and do something on bigger paper. I would buy one.
     
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  13. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus


    Thank you very kindly, Danielocean!
     
  14. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Oh whatever.
     
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  15. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Oh gosh I did more arts during meetings today. These are a little different.

    This one is a fish head, but only if you are like, tripping balls or something:

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    And this is an egg-sucking leech pattern, also if you were tripping balls:

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    Fish head is ink, leech is pencil.
     
  16. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Another meeting! More Doodles!

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  17. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Two hour meeting, buncha doodles!
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  18. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

    Awesome work! I do not have any artistic ability so i'm just going to enjoy your thread, while at work, daydreaming about fishing...
     
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  19. Seth Tyson

    Seth Tyson Active Member

    We must attend the same meetings...
     
  20. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

    Fantastic and hysterical...
     

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