THE BROOKIE

This weeks art entry:

Earlier this week I was poking around the interwebs looking for some inspiration for this weeks art project. Somewhere in the middle of the ethersphere, I found myself reading back through the “20 Questions” posts’ over on Eat More Brook Trout! Honestly, I wound up laughing more than artfully inspired. These are well worth your time, by the way!

Their photo album however, is where I found the inspiration…

I’ve long held a fascination with the Brook Trout. But, with the consequence of geography that I’ve been dealt and the closest brook trout to Austin being a mere 991 miles east of my front door (+/- a few feet)…So I’ve been told. The realization that my catching one of these on a fly rod was not gonna happen anytime soon, I resorted back to the EMBT photo album and compiled a bunch of images that accurately represent the beautiful brook trout. Then proceeded to create a drawing that only marginally resembles a brook trout. Ya think?

Completed entirely with a 0.5mm pencil, a sketch pad and 3 colored pencils. If inclined you can order prints here LITD on ETSY.

Never be afraid to put yourself out there…Get Out In It! 

Brookie

Another guest post by our friend @AirborneAngler

I’m claiming artistic license on this one. Purists will argue I have it all wrong and my spots are off with the shot gun pattern spray of halos; but I don’t care. This is my Brookie interpretation and I like it. After all fishing is about enjoying the moment and the chase. (Much like all our short lived high school flings.) At least it is for me anyways. But, I’ve enjoyed attempting this Brook Trout skin after there was a quasi request comment on my Brown Trout piece last week. Same set up on the Sketchbook Pro and watermark overlay with PhotoStudio. On a final note, my first fish experience ended with a pretty Brookie in Estes Park, Co. That’s what has started this crush I have on fly fishing. It’s why I day dream and make wallpapers like this for my phone. Pathetic puppy love with fish; ain’t it grand? What’s your fish story?

Brookie

See you on the high ground,
-AirborneAngler

About the AirborneAngler: You can follow this career infantryman and fly thrower on Twitter at @AirborneAngler, or read his fly fishing folly reports/freelance blogging at TexasRiverBum.com.

Thanks for playing along, now get outside and do something fun!