Category Archives: Skull Art

Walleye Skeleton

Walleye are one of the number one gamefish in the northern parts of North America. Wherever they are found they have a large following of anglers who are obsessed with fishing for them. These schooling predators can be taken on a variety of fishing methods. With a mouthful of rear-facing, hooked teeth, they are a menace to any baitfish in the lake. Known for having highly sensitive vision, they have the upper hand on their prey in low-light situations, especially dawn and dusk. While other fish’s eyes take time to adjust, walleye capitalize on this and become most active.

Walleye have a unique and telltale body shape. With a spiny dorsal, protective gill plate, a mouthful of teeth, and armoured scales, walleye are built for not only deterring predators but they also are built for detecting prey, especially in low light situations. This skeleton is only available with FISHBUM Outfitters. Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

Walleye have a unique and telltale body shape. With a spiny dorsal, protective gill plate, a mouthful of teeth, and armoured scales, walleye are built for not only deterring predators but they also are built for detecting prey, especially in low light situations. This skeleton is only available with FISHBUM Outfitters.
Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

Smallmouth Bass Skeleton

One of the most popular gamefish in North America, the Smallmouth Bass, is a hard-fighting, aggressive predator that establishes very easily and quickly wherever it is stocked. Much of the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada have healthy populations of Smallies. Whether you fly fish, chuck plastics, walk stickbaits, or crank lipped baits, smallies are eager biters and give all walks of life a fun day on the water.

I thought that Smallmouth Bass fanatics needed a new spin on bass art. Introducing the smallie skeleton, exclusive to FISHBUM Outfitters branded apparel. Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

I thought that Smallmouth Bass fanatics needed a new spin on bass art. Introducing the smallie skeleton, exclusive to FISHBUM Outfitters branded apparel.
Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

Gaggle of Goose Skulls

Lame title I know. lol. This project showcases the four most popular geese available to us in North America. Specklebelly (White-Fronted) Goose, Greater Canada Goose, Snow Goose, and Lesser Canada Goose.

For those who are obsessed with goose hunting, they understand what it’s like to setup their spread in the wee hours of the morning. Trudging across a field, setting up their decoys, brushing their blinds, in hopes of a good shoot. When everything works out as planned, it’s hard to beat a great morning in the field. Whether you’re sky-busting snows or getting covered up by big Canadas, goose hunting gets the heart pumping. It’s a great way to bond with your comrades and do some team calling.

TAKE EM!

Specklebelly, Greater Canada, Snow, and Lesser Canada Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

Specklebelly, Greater Canada, Snow, and Lesser Canada
Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

Dabbling with Duck Skulls

Although fly fishing is one of my favourite passions, hunting is a close second. Whether it’s wading in a swamp calling ducks or sitting in a tree stand waiting for a grey ghost to appear, hunting is one of my favourite ways to spend my time outdoors.

Drake Woodduck, Drake Mallard, Hen Mallard, and a Drake Pintail. Of the dabbling (puddle) ducks, these four have some of the most colourful bills. I figured they'd make a perfect quartet. Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferreire

Drake Woodduck, Drake Mallard, Hen Mallard, and a Drake Pintail. Of the dabbling (puddle) ducks, these four have some of the most colourful bills. I figured they’d make a perfect quartet.
Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferreire

Goliath Tigerfish Skull

Arguably the meanest looking fish in freshwater, the African Goliath Tigerfish is menacing. With massive, interlocking teeth, these pursuit predators can reach impressive sizes! We had a client that runs a lodge who targets these fish, that wanted some custom work done. Intrigued by this I was very excited to get to work!

This was a fun drawing. Tigerfish have complex, bony plated skulls with a fair amount of detail. I used actual tigerfish skull references and pictures of live fish to come up with my own skull design. Graphite Pencil Drawing Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere

This was a fun drawing. Tigerfish have complex, bony plated skulls with a fair amount of detail. I used actual tigerfish skull references and pictures of live fish to come up with my own skull design.
Graphite Pencil Drawing
Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere

Fish Skull Art


Largemouth Bass Skull Drawing small

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Musky Skull Drawing small

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Walleye Skull Drawing small

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