Friday, February 4, 2011

Brown Trout sketch

I have been working on a larger painting the last two days but I am not happy with it and am too embarrassed to post it.  

Instead I will post another old drawing of mine.  This sketch was for the Illinois Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp, I think 2005.  This is the preliminary drawing to be ok'd for the finished work.  I learned that this is more of a "river" type of Brown Trout.  Lake run Browns are less spotted, mostly silver bodies with dark blue/black on top of the dorsal area.  Since I wasn't lucky enough to catch one myself, the conservation guys sent me a photo of a behemoth Brown they brought up.  I am guessing somewhere just over 20 inches.  Those conservation guys have all the fun.

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