Friday, September 25, 2009
about a year ago, I was amazed by the arctic char that live in the mysterious northern territory. They are so beautiful that looks almost unreal on this planet. so I decided I need to paint one to fuel up my imaginations. Sadly, there are not many arctic char images around and I haven't caught one yet. So it make the project extremely difficult. At the same time, I saw some Alaskan photos taken by Rogue Angel - K8. I asked her if she is willing let me use those photos as reference in my painting. Guess what, not only few beautiful char photos arrived in my mailbox, but also some amazing rainbow trout and king salmon, out of ALASKA, fresh. That is her, a truly generously sportsman and a cool professional guide! I am still so excited about those amazing close up photos and stunned by the vivid colors on those fish. I painted several Alaska fish that winter. Then... we started to talk about some t-shirt projects... I am real fortune that someone willing to make t-shirts from my painting... Thank you! K8 and Alaska Sportsman's Bear Lodge. Few months later, a set of trout t-shirts arrived on my front door. They looks just wonderful, I really appreciate those wonderful presents!
This year, I have a new challenge. It's the king! Some fresh photos just arrived yesterday... it knocked my dizzy brain out of a pile of lab work which is really fresh and cool! King Salmon has been a mystery creature to me, they are not just big and powerful, but also has a very mysterious looking " not very friendly too". "Gangster Personality" is what I describe them. This won't be easy, but I will try to illustrate some king salmon this winter... hopefully my research will go well and spare me sometime to finish this exciting project. Check out Rogue Angel LINK