The Chinook salmon is the largest species in the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus. The common name refers to the Chinookan peoples. Other vernacular names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, spring salmon, chrome hog, and Tyee salmon. (wiki)
The albacore (Thunnus alalunga), known also as the longfin tuna, is a species of tuna of the order Perciformes. It is found in temperate and tropical waters across the globe in the epipelagic and mesopelagic zones. There are six distinct stocks known globally in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. (wiki)
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. (Wiki)
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$ 60.00 $ 80.00Wicked Tuna has nothing on Caroline who lands a world record sized Atlantic Bluefin in a bikini on vintage Zane Gray tackle.
$ 50.00 $ 60.00Dimensions below are dimensions of canvas print and not mat or frame.
$ 60.00 $ 80.00Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) is native to the North American west coast from Shumagin Islands in the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California,Mexico. It has been observed up to a size of 152 cm (60 in) and a weight of 59 kg (130 lbs). It is spotted in various shades of grey. The lingcod is a popular eating fish, and is thus prized by anglers.
$ 45.00 $ 55.00A reef eye view of the very skiddish, highly sought after black grouper breezing the top of a reef.
The stamp that time and exposure puts on wood is beauty and one of a kind. Whether it's sand stuck in the grains of the wood, barnacles growing in a rusty hole in which a half inch lag bolt used to live or an old white wash thats flaking away leaving room for lichens and bleaching only the sun can do. It's what makes the frames we use so special and it's why I'm taking the time to write this. Harvest Harvesting usable weathered lumber doesn't come easy. For my larger giclee's or originals I'm constantly beach combing the shores from Big Sur to Mendocino or looking for abandoned wood piles off the back roads of Santa Cruz County. Often when I'm...
"Your illustration will only be as good as your references." This is something I tell myself and my students often. There are basically three types of references. From life, from photo/video or from experience with subject matter. What I speak to in this post is photo/video and is probably the mode of reference realistic illustrators rely on for their artwork most. Below I outline the key points in collecting good references for a simple fish identification at least for my purposes. General keys: Fresh caught fish is ideal. Even better if you just pulled it up and it's flopping on the deck. This helps give an idea of color/pattern and because the fish is not completely dead, it's general body...