Friday, March 22, 2013

Mayfly Ink Graphic



Mayfly On Ink

    What do I do with a few free hours in the morning and not enough time to go fishing or break out the paints?  I ink up an original Mayfly dry fly.  I didn't set out to ink this great looking fly smack dab in the middle of a ink spot but it quickly evolved into this great contrast of black and white.
    So why sketch this?  Why not?  I was bored, I already read the paper (which was depressing), and I needed another topic to post about.  I also needed a new image to toy with in my fancy new design software.  After I sketched this out on a simple 6x8 sheet of design paper using sharpies and my imagination I digitizes it.  But an image like this needs something else to add to it so from there I messed with it some more.
   Add in some squiggle designs,  a good looking text, and some other modifications and you got a fly  graphic. I could continue to expand on the process but you wouldn't read it and frankly it bores me to talk about it so I'll just leave it at that and let you see the finished product.

   And after I did all that I decided to see what an image like that would look like on some apparel.  Before you ask, I am not showing you this to try and sell you something.  I am only showing you this to show you what I can do with these simple sketches.  That being said, I might just find a way to add something like these articles to my wardrobe.  Who doesn't need a new stream side fishing hat?


5 comments:

Brk Trt said...

That image would make a nice decal, one for my car.

Howard said...

Joel, all I can do is shake my head in amazement. You need a decal...it will instantly become a collectors item.

Swamp Yankee said...

Great ideas there dude.... I like the hat.

Joel D said...

BrkTrt - now that's an idea. I might have about a 6 inch space still available on my jeeps back window.
Howard - when I was working on the squiggly designs I actually thought about you and the windknots and tangled lines. Maybe a 'yearonthefly' sticker wouldn't be a bad idea.
Swamp Yankee - thanks man. That's my favorite as well.

Apache Trout said...

Very cool! Like the 'yearonthefly" sticker idea as well. A.T.