Week 33 Animal Art: Trout Fishing

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting!

My theme for August is freshwater fish, so week 33 in my animal art series features trout fishing.
animal art trout fishingAfter doing a quick pencil sketch of my concept, I started out with a watercolor wash for the background colors of each fish. 
animal art trout fishing sketches

animal art trout fishing in progressThen I love to dive in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.

Don’t worry – no harm was done in the process of creating these illustrations. These fish got away!

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Drawing and illustrating always makes me happy!


Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.

Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Click here to see Week 31: Sunfish

Click here to see Week 32: Bass and Perch

5 thoughts on “Week 33 Animal Art: Trout Fishing

  1. Your art work is beautiful, did you know that you can feed fishes the way you feed ducks? If you throw pieces of bread in the water where there are no ducks, the fishes will pop up and eat the bread. They are beautiful and wonderful, and it is such a shame that people put hooks in the water to hurt them. It seems to mar your beautiful art works to put the hooks in the picture.

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