Monday, June 10, 2013

Trying to do it Justice

So a little while ago I was on the blog and read one of those mediocre posts from Lucas' trip down in New Zealand. I use mediocre in the most sarcastic way possible, because those were some of the best pictures and most insane looking fish I have seen. There was one picture that stood out to me and it was of the fish that Lucas recently won the Moldy Chum Slab of the month. (congrats by the way) It wasn't just the sheer size of this fish that I thought was great, but it was the proportions, the colors, the setting, and the photograph.
I immediately wanted to try to paint it. I was wary at first, because of how perfect the fish and the photo were, but I had to give it a shot. So after a month or so of procrastination, here is the process and the result. Lucas, hope you approve. It is no photo, but hopefully it does this absolutely beautiful specimen justice.






7 comments:

Jesse Lance Robbins said...

it's even better in REAL LIFE

Morrell said...

Wicked

Keith said...

good looking fish, good looking painting

Andrew Wilkie said...

Nice work Halsch!

Kleinman said...

That is awesome

Halsch said...

Thanks all.

Lucas "Horm" Young said...

I am remiss to have noticed I've been so delinquent on stopping by recently, my apologies. That aside; Beautiful work my friend! You have perfectly captured the austere beauty of the wily brown, and I'm happy to have inspired such a piece. I cannot await the day when I might gaze upon this work in person. And thank you too, for your kind words.