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Old 02-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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Hey gang,

Well one of my goals for 2012 is to try and tackle all the Char Family in Canada in one year. I've got a bunch of trips planned to the West Coast, the Rockies, Nipigon, and will also be guiding up north with chances at huge searun arctic char on the Tree River and monster lake trout from Great Bear Lake.

So of course Bull Trout falls under the char family and I wanted to do a drawing of one. While looking for reference photos I quickly realized that not much art is out there of Bull Trout. It's a shame really since they're such a gnarly fish so close to home! The North American taimen!

Here's the design I came up with. I hand drew the fish with watercolor pencils and using photoshop added the background, outer glow, drop shadow, and font.

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Really cool picture! Nicely done
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Sooooo nice!!!
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Great job Nick. You have a really good style there.
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Nice job, No Black Put it back!!
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That is awesome Didg. I agree, Bull trout dont get a fraction of the respect they deserve. I have made a couple trips to the Metolius looking for Bulls but so far have come home without any luck.

I am fascinated by this big, aggressive native. Oregon dept of F&W has quietly been reintroducing Bulls back into waters they used to call home but lost out to other, more profitable species.

I would like to see them really rebound, but we have to keep our river clean and cold for that to happen.

Again, nice work of art there.
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outstanding work nick, i love your style.
i love bull trout/dolly varden


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Really nice work once again. Love the design!
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Get some stickers and I would be more than happy to buy one, or a print even!
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That's a great drawing.
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