Monday, December 29, 2008

Another FF Photo gig_ Terry

terry's photo lounge

Winter time~ not much fish action... but fisherman never bore themself, some go after powder, some tie flies, some practice cast in rice fields... and I...sleep a lot... "hibernation" is what scientist call it...check out terry's great photo and interesting blog!

Woodblock Prints from a Friend

Marrisa B. is one of my arty friends. She did a lot of cool woodblock prints... they are very cute! I think she captured the spirits of those creatures in a fancy way. Check out her Etsy store!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5186222

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lars Jonsson



one of my role model in illustration, a Swedish illustrator Lars Jonsson. I just found this book from the library. It is amazing how he illustrate those birds with their own spirit. http://www.larsjonsson.se/frameset1.htm

birding with master CBC







the last photo every dot is a bird. we conservatively estimated 50,000 blackbirds in this single field. Amazing!

bass eat anything


just like trout...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Song - Salmon Dance

Skeena Steelhead


I will trade all my fancy gears with a day fishing in the skeena river in it's 1960'. Use a click and pawl reel and fiberglass rod... how sad... I always a bit late to fish the golden period...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Diane Michelin

Diane Michelin
Great watercolor artist. The style capture the mystery and the essence of flyfishing!


http://www.dianemichelin.com/

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Need Children's Book?






A great website for look up some awesome illustration books!

paints! arrived!


I am excited about those new colors! it's an essential ingredient for Christmas eve.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Logo 1


I want to create a logo that can represent joy of the bend. I want it being as simple as possible and have some relaxing feel in there...

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Let's Dance!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

I was laughing with tears when I saw this dance from another site. Rouge Angel. Just thought you might enjoy the dance as well. : )

Another happy soul from Utah - Hoss

Wonderful home style blog! and of course a frenzy FF.
http://flyfishingfrenzy.blogspot.com/

Thank you! Moldy Chum

I was honored. The blogs been placed in the Moldy Chum. For a little chum fan like me... I really appreciate our chum brother's kind heart. Waked up this morning and had two cups of coffee... made a gift for our brother. A great start of Saturday morning. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

AK CHAR

Now released! Hot out of Alaska ...

Char Sketch... AGAIN...

You hear the rhythm? Char char char... char char char...

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Wild Dream


I have reread this article several times from my Fish&Fly Magazine which I bought several months ago. The more I read, the more I realized what is flyfishing means to me... even what is mountain climbing means to me... as well as documentary photography means to me... his writing and adventure are just fantastic! I think I will be explore somewhere like this again and pursuing my unknown imaginations...
Direct quote from an article by Peter Christensen ...As an adult, I feel that fishing has lost some of its original mystique. It’s not that I don’t dream of jolting rods any longer, because I do, but the magical atmosphere that used to cover the water like a morning mist has been replaced by too much dry knowledge and calculated anticipation. Wherever I go fishing, I’m pretty sure I know what to expect and know exactly which fish ought to be there and how big they grow. I know their favorite prey and thus their favorite fly. Every cast is still exciting, but at this point, it’s not exactly a cast into an exotic unknown.

This demystification of my fishing brought about a longing for waters that could match the glory of the childhood pond. An urge to cast a fly in strange and uncharted places grew irresistibly strong, so the idea of a canoe trip to Canada was born. Rather than follow the beaten track of decades of fishing tourists, my travel companion Rasmus and I set out into piscatorial terra incognita. Starting out on the enormous lakes of the Northern Territories, our two-month odyssey would take us through more than 400 miles of bleak wilderness, ending on the north coast by Coronation Gulf, crossing gigantic expanses of inland lakes, battling torrential currents of mighty rivers and keeping alive in the Barrenlands. We set out in pursuit of distant dreams—distant dreams of fish the size of those monsters swimming around in the depths of my imagination.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

watercolor lesson - John Lovett


His style is amazing! I really love it!

Friday, November 28, 2008

cutthroat trout pattern study

sketch the sexy part...only

Thanksgiving! Fish and Seafood!








Thank you my friend!! Naoto's family take care of me, and we had a great thanksgiving night!! I was 110% full! Hard to imagine that those food are so delicious! :O)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

sketching other part...





not only sketching from the rear side...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

photo, people and travel


http://www.tabisora.com/index.html
every once of a while I check his blog. it brings up a lot of good personal memories when I was traveling... his photos give hopes and make sure there are something hopeful in the future...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

White-Spotted Char Flies


http://dyun5.exblog.jp/
Yuhina's friend Slow Fishing has posted a series of "sexy" flies for white spotted char... Very beautiful and elegant! You might want to check it out.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nate's Gallery! Superb!


http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/565741
Check out my brother, Nate's outstanding online photo gallery!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008