Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wood Carving Giant Walleye (Yellow Pickerel)

Drawing Plan of Giant Walleye

Thebody is almosty completely carved from basswood  and the fins are cut and shaped from pine.
A 22 cm  manufactured Eye is added

This is a life like carving icluding raised gill cover with carved gills.

Mouth detail with added teeth and top quality eye .
Comparing two carings
;top; 31 inch, length, 19 inch girth weighing approximately 14 pounds  with closed mouth
bottom: 34 inch length,  20 inch girth weighing about 16 and ahalf pounds.

Award wnning  fish carvng titled Walleye Chase includes a yellow perch with a curved red paine plank background.
The carving is complete . Next step is paintng in a realistic way.
scales drawn with a  dark brown umber coloured pencil and clear coated.

mixture of yellow ochre, hooker green , umber and some iredescent siver and bronze.

Detail of the side of the head, fin and scale detail.

Eye and head deatil of acrylic painting.

finished sideview.

Raised gill cover detail of red gills.

Added mouth close up detail

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