I’ve been looking forward to this fish ever since a I saw a photo posted by Ivan of Yukon Goes Fishing on his Instagram feed.
|photo by YGF… I think.|
Now, I don’t really know for sure if that is Colorado River Cutthroat or a Yellowfin Cutthroat. What really amazed me was the spot distribution and stark contrast of the yellow body.
I have primarily been focusing on the broad side of the fish. As you can seen in James Prosek’s depiction, it is rather spotless. That meant I had to get a little creative in how I added the spots in. I could have painted the entire fish or just the tail, but I decided to go a different direction.
|There may still be time to put this book on your Christmas list.|
|The cheap paint set I bought a while back has lasted.|
As you can see below, I deiced to just let the spots run off the page.
I also painted them to fade out a bit.
Another look at the spots.
The Instagram shot.
Next up, the Greenback.