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Old 03-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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Well I challenged myself on a new species that Iíve never drawn before. It was a great fish to work on because musky are highly detailed but their colours are subdued with not a lot of sharp contrast. They also are quite metallic so trying to replicate this was interesting. All in all I think it turned out pretty decent! You definitely canít complain about that pose!

I used watercolour pencils on a 11◊14 piece of watercolour paper. A small paintbrush and my tongue to wet it, is how I smooth out the colour and get the seamless blends. Layering is key to get the desired colour and depth, constantly adding colour, smoothing it out with the brush, adding more colour, until I get it to where I like it.

I then took a photo and uploaded it onto photoshop. Here I cropped out the drawing from the background and add a drop-shadow, outer glow, the font and ink blot. This style is kind of a traditional art piece meets digital artwork.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Nick: Yes I can see that a Musky would be a terrific challenge, but from the looks of it you nailed it! Congrats!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:18 PM
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Awesome! Finally a musky chasing the right bait. Minnow pics don't do the trick . Great pic!
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Great job Nick--
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Another wonderfull piece of work. I'm truly impressed.

thanks allot for sharing these all with us. Keep um coming!
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Beautiful work. Great job combining the traditional medium with digital!
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Looks a lot like the strain we have here at the Lake of the Woods. Good job on a tough subject.
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Default Re: Musky drawing/design

Thanks everyone!

theboz- ya I definitely agree. Too many non-fisherman artists out there.

Dan- the musky strain I used is based off Lake of the Woods fish. Good observation!

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