Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) with fly rod
Mixed media (pen & ink, permanent marker, and colored pencil) on paper, 30 December 2012, 11" x 13.5"
This piece is a little darker in real life and the accents of color don't show up very well here. It's mostly just black & white, but there are some green accents and the background is brown colored pencil. I really need a scanner to capture these art pieces better. Photos just don't serve them very well.
Here's my original photograph that served as the basis for this piece. As usual, I've changed a few details.
This fish was caught on 23 June 2007, just as a rain began at Nonconnah Creek- a notoriously funky ditch in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person to ever disgrace a fly rod by taking one down into Nonconnah, but as you can see there are fish to be caught. The fish above was the second of two similar sized Largemouths I caught that day- both on the surface, both as the rain was beginning to come down. This was the first of the pair...
Maybe I'll eventually draw it too. Stay tuned.