4 Browns 4 Sale

Thought I had sold these long ago, but recently discovered them hiding in the back of a folder. Four trout, all created for a past book project that I illustrated. Pen and ink on vellum paper (sheet size of 8.5 x 11 inches). As-is for $200 (for the set, not parting these out individually)…or, if a buyer would like, I can add color for an extra $100 (for all four). Not paint, mind you, as vellum paper + paint = wrinkles. Instead, something more interesting. Vellum paper is translucent, so I can add backing to these. I won’t get into detail on what I would do; consider it a surprise if you decide to buy.

SHFC Update – An Extra Bit

So let’s say you pony up the bucks and buy a copy of Single-Handed Fly Casting. What do you get for your hard-earned cash? A bunch of paper, for starters. Some ink. Several decades of fly casting instruction experience and research (with actual scientist types). And lots of drawings of me. You also get one of these included (look above), because I have about a thousand of them lying around and they make tying benches look prettier! šŸ˜‰

A few friends in the EU may recognize this general graphic as something from a fly show a few years ago. If you can’t recycle yourself, who can you recycle, right?

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Out of curiosity (and to relive the mental pain), I counted the figures in Single-Handed Fly Casting.

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That’s not including the figures that have a + b splits, nor does it count the total drawings, since many figures have multiple drawings. A lot of work when all is said and done.

Here’s to hoping that they all make sense!

Inking!

Inking usually means quick (though appropriately accurate), with an eye on the important stuff and leaving out the fluff. My head is missing because I already have it drawn and can place it as needed. The rod is drawn as decor art straight from the video frames so only has certain reference points noted here. "X" means "remove this for sure").
Inking usually means quick (though appropriately accurate), with an eye on the important stuff and leaving out the fluff. My head is missing because I already have it drawn and can place it as needed. The rod is drawn as aĀ vectorĀ illustration straight from the video frames so only has reference points noted here. “X” means “remove this for sure”). More clean up is done as these “roughs” are turned into full vector art.

So what’s the status of Single-Handed Fly Casting? INKING! That’s me with a laptop, a pen, and a pack of transparency film. At least theĀ process is way faster than finding all the video frames on which the inking in based (that took about 10 full no-fun days). I ink, I scan, I clean-up, I vectorize, I finalize, I place, I caption. That’s the process until I read (one last time), and then I print (1,001 times). Then, I hope that my readers enjoy.

For those who have signed up for a copy of SHFC, I’ll likely send out the “please pay now” email when I am finalizing the “I finalize” part. The placing and captioning go fast, relatively speaking.

In Search of the Perfect Loop

I mention a lot of friends and fellow casters/instructors in Single-Handed Fly Casting. One of those friends is Christopher Rownes. I’ve known Christopher for years, and always enjoy watching his casting videos (they aren’t as much about instruction as about enjoying casting for its flow and beauty). If you are an instructor or caster who loves the flow, check out a little of Chris’s work here: