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Koke Addict – in progress

This piece has been sitting unfinished since May. This summer has been insanely busy with buying a house, moving, and guiding up in the Arctic. I’m hoping to get back to working on it in the next month or so. In the meantime, I’ll be working on the Pacific Salmon Federation stamp piece.

Koke Addict

Columbia River Bull Trout

Bull trout in the Columbia River, BC.

Columbia River Bull Trout drawing

Columbia River Bull Trout drawing

columbia river bull trout

Columbia River Bull Trout

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Kokanee Salmon in the Columbia River…bull trout food.

Landlocked Sockeye Salmon called Kokanee.

Landlocked Sockeye Salmon called Kokanee.

Rainbow Trout – Digital Drawing

Rainbows are one of the most popular gamefish in the world and one of the most widely stocked fish. Known for their fighting abilities, Rainbows are a ton of fun to catch no matter where you fish for them.

This piece was done life-size at 600dpi using a Wacom tablet and Photoshop.

For information about licensing this artwork, please go to the homepage and use the contact box.

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Westslope Cutthroat

For those who’ve experienced fishing a remote, mountain cutty river, it provides hours of great dry fly action in some of the most picturesque landscapes on the continent. Eager to take a fly, cutties are a ton of fun on light fly gear and great for novice and experienced anglers.

This piece was done life-size at 600dpi using a Wacom tablet and Photoshop.

For information about licensing this artwork, please go to the homepage and use the contact box.

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Sharks of Great Bear Lake

In one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, swims one of the largest trout species on the planet. These fish grow to epic proportions and have been swimming the frigid Arctic waters since World War II. Capable of swallowing anything they can fit in their mouth, these fish reek havoc on anything that swims within their reach.

Unique to Great Bear, these fish sport metallic green and blue along their back, giving them the appearance of a shark when viewed from the boat. That combined with their massive heads and world record size, make these fish the stuff of legend.

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Brown Trout Skeleton

A big brown trout is a wary adversary in its home waters. They know every rock and current seam in their section of the stream and fooling one can prove to be utterly frustrating. Their mood changes by the minute and can go from chasing other trout to delicately sipping tiny midges or mayflies within only a few minutes. But with stealth, patience, and time spent learning their habits, you can fool the wary resident brown and be a worthy contestant to the brown’s game. It is the challenge of catching brown trout in their home waters that keeps me going back. They provide the highest highs and the lowest lows.

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All Rights Reserved – Copyright Nick Laferriere – 2015

Largemouth Bass Digital Artwork in Progress

Here’s the latest project I’m working on. Although I love working with pencils on paper, sometimes digital media is a more practical application. With digital I can achieve depth and life-like detail on non-skeletal designs that would otherwise be impossible. Using Adobe Photoshop and a WACOM Intuos tablet, I can draw with precision and if I make a mistake I just have to hit undo.

For those who haven’t worked with digital media before, drawing with a tablet takes a bit of getting used to. I rarely ever draw at 100% opacity. This is because the lines are much too dark and I like to have the ability to blend. Just like traditional painting processes, the piece is done by layering. You block in your base colour and then build on top of it. The benefit to using digital media is that you can burn and dodge your layers, adding even more depth. You can also work in extreme detail by zooming in and focussing on a small section of the piece.

This piece is 18-inches long at 600dpi. So it’s very high resolution and can be used on small or large applications without losing detail or the image becoming pixelated.

Stay tuned for updates on the progress of this piece! 😉

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Detail Update: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 – 6:15pm
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Detail Update: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 – 6:15pm
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Detail Update: Friday, November 7th, 2014 – 4:15pm
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Detail Update: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 – 8:15pm

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Detail Update: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 – 8:55pm
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