Chad has the skin of the old boot in place ready for the head.
Chad places the head to assure the alignment of the lateral line to have bi- lateral semitry.
One long hard look for what needs to be seen in one artists mind to assure confidence!
A well mounted fish on a custom body that awaits drying!
Some fish have great skin but we offten don't get to pick our specimens. In this case Chad had to work with a tough skin fish that will need some attention when it is time to paint! I look forward to seeing the final fish!
I hope this may help some folks look at differnet ways to go about mounting a fish.!
I thank Chad and Amanda for being such great hosts to me!