A few years back I saw a picture of a big male Atlantic Salmon, all dressed up in spawning attire, and it blew my mind! I had never seen such a unique fish! Complex spotting, tons of detail, and a massive scythe of a kype. Atlantic Salmon quickly became one of my top target fish I wanted to catch and it still is. I challenged myself to try and recreate a full-decked out male Atlantic with pencils and digital editing. After close to 80 hours, I finally was happy with how it looked. I was blown away at the amount of detail. I didn’t realize this until I actually started working on the piece.
The King of Kypes, a big male Atlantic has the most pronounced and exaggerated kype out of all the salmonids. They look like a brown trout you stretched out and made to look even more menacing. Mixed Media – watercolour pencils and digital editing Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere