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Northern Pike Skeleton

The Water Wolf aka Northern Pike (Esox lucius). A fearsome predator in the waters it inhabits. I love drawing pike almost as much as I like catching them! Seeing a big ole gator seemingly appear out of nowhere to inhale a fly or lure is hard to beat!

All Rights Reserved – Copyright Nick Laferriere – 2015

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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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Steelhead Skeleton Design

Steelhead design and hoodies I did for Cabela’s Canada.
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/70780/fishbum-steelheader-pullover-performance-hoodie

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All Rights Reserved – Copyright Nick Laferriere – 2014

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Dusky Flathead Skeleton

The latest piece I finished for Fishwreck Australia.

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All Rights Reserved – Copyright Nick Laferriere – 2015

www.fishwreck.com.au

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Bad to the Bone – Bream

Was a fun challenge trying to make a Bream look badass. Wasn’t easy but in the end, it haunts my nightmares. =P

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www.fishwreck.com.au

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Big Bad Barra

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For the best fishing apparel, decals, and wraps in the South-Pacific, featuring the Big Bad Barra, check out:

http://www.fishwreck.com.au

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Peacock Bass Commissioned Piece

This is a commissioned piece I did for Jeff Cardwell depicting a Peacock Bass launching a surprise attack on a pair of Chalceus. Was a fun piece and the largest fine art piece I’ve done to date. 16 x 20″ on 20 x 24″ watercolour paper. Original Watercolor Pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

For prints, click the picture below.Final Piece Peacock Bass prints