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.
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.