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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

steelhead promo

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Steelhead Skeleton Hoody Front and Back Mockups copy

Steelhead Colour Wash

I did this design up originally for a shirt design. The client requested a interesting steelhead piece to put on shirts. They ended up changing their mind but I still dig the design and it’d look great on a shirt!

Steelhead

Steelhead Dreams

The latest fine art piece I put together. After I completed the Rainbow Trout piece for the Stamp Competition I received a lot of hype and interest from people wanting to purchase prints. Unfortunately I had to sign a contract stating that if I won all rights were to be owned by Manitoba Fisheries. So as to not disappoint too many people, I decided to do up a steelhead piece in similar manner.

I tried a few new things with this piece. For one, I wanted to reach out from the confines of a rectangular border. I achieved this by having different aspects coming out of the traditional frame.

Along the way there’s always obstacles and things I would change for next time. It’s always a new learning experience with every piece I do.

Steelhead DreamsOriginal Artwork by Nick Laferriere
Watercolour Pencils

Rainbow Release

One of the first trout species I caught when I first started fly fishing was rainbow trout. In Western Manitoba there are a series of lakes that through proper management and annual stockings, have provided anglers a unique chance at catching trophy sized trout in numbers. Because the fish are stocked at a small size, they grow up in the lake and adjust to feeding on insects and baitfish. This provides anglers to catch trout but are more challenging to catch because they are accustomed to the natural food sources. Stiff regulations protect the large fish from being harvested, classifying them as Trophy Trout Lakes. One particular lake grows some beautiful rainbows and in the fall and spring, the colours of these fish are incredible. This drawing was based off a photograph I snapped while releasing a big buck.

A big, 27" rainbow being revived and released to swim another day. I'm a strong believer in catch and release, and with trout especially it's important to take a few extra seconds to make sure the fish is revived properly and is able to swim off. It's all our responsibility to ensure the fish we catch get treated with respect and are given the best chance to survive.  Watercolour pencil and Graphite pencil Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere

A big, 27″ rainbow being revived and released to swim another day. I’m a strong believer in catch and release, and with trout especially it’s important to take a few extra seconds to make sure the fish is revived properly and is able to swim off. It’s all our responsibility to ensure the fish we catch get treated with respect and are given the best chance to survive.
Watercolour pencil and Graphite pencil
Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere