Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sketching Trout

  Having a little fun with the pen and ink yesterday, I decided to give this sketch an rustic etched look.  Sometimes the simple line designs speak for themselves.  never one to leave well enough alone, I then took this pen and ink and loaded it into the computer for a little tweaking.
  If I was ever in the mood to do a series of wood prints I think that this design would be a killer project.



After messing around with the image I then decided to see how it might look on a coffee mug.  For a simple line drawing I thought that the only type of mug that would fit the design would be the stainless traveler.  What better way to start your morning drive to the river then chugging coffee from a cool mug like this right?

Hopefully in the next few weeks I will be able to hit some trout waters and actually do some fishing.  Unfortunately my scheduled and various time constraints have really hampered my ability to wet a fly for trout, but that excuse wont hold water for much longer.  The tug of fall brookies and chasing blue lines in the upstate is just too strong.
Fish on!


4 comments:

Mel Moore (Pond Stalker) said...

Sure got my attention, Joel! You make it seem easy, but, I know what that would look like with me as the artist.

Howard said...

All I can say is wow! I was hoping that there would be an offer to sell. I wish I had as many options to express myself as you. Thanks Joel.+

David said...

Just discovered your Blog this morning. I'm really impressed and will return. Your passion for fishing really shows. Thanks David H

Joel D said...

Mel and Howard - thanks for the encouragement.
David - thanks and glad you like it. Keep coming back - I've been here a while and don't plan on leaving any time soon.