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The Week in Fish Pictures" ~Year 3~ Week # 50

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Week in Fish Pictures" ~Year 3~ Week # 50

    Warm Greetings from Minneapolis Saint Paul Minnesota! MN is a beautiful State and I enjoy being here this is the second time this year where I’ll be giving a workshop for a week for several folks.

    I am teacher of taxidermy as most of you may know and this week I was reminded why I teach. I was reacquainted with a reminded of human nature which drives me and supports my inspiration that touches my soul. I had the opportunity to spend some time with a gentleman and a friend of all of ours here on the forums Mr. Joey Arender from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Joey's workshop reminded me of why we do this thing called taxidermy.
    There are always time where we make it look easy and times where we struggle a bit. Joey got to take part in both which we all do from time to time but I was taken back and reminded that the human spirit is what inspires us the most. To see some want so badly to understand and to better them self so they can give their customers a better piece of taxidermy was his motivation and drive to not walk away from sitting across from another man another taxidermist while struggling at one point to perform a task. I got to see first hand how with some thing deeper then just trying or even walking away Joey showed me that when it matters you just fight thorough it will to get to other side.
    Now this is taxidermy and not real life as real life is really hard to get though some days but this is what it was so insuring to me that for no other reason then to show him self that it can be done and he can do this for his reasons and for his customers made me remember that we all help each other and inspire each other. Some times we don't make it in business for may reasons or we some times don't get the blue ribbon at a taxidermy competition but just once in awhile you reach down inside your self and remind your self that you are more then accomplishment s of failures you are more then a taxidermist you are some one who matters to others and to your self!

    I hope your fish taxidermy season is going well for you all! I have been talking to some of you and the news is getting better from those I have talked to! Carry on and continue to give your clients the best work you can while you make money doing so!

    I hope your fish season is going well and your inspired as I ‘m by the great work you all share week in and week out!

    So many Talented and gifted fish artists come here each and every week and share with us their passion and inspiration we all can use to motivate us to the next level of satisfaction and success!

    Let's start of the week recognizing those who shared their wonderful work with all of us! Thanks for all the beautiful fish work in this past weeks this week in fish pictures!

    I want to thank all of the great contributors who really show not only great talent and work but rather give such inspiration to all of us!

    A great week Fishheads!!!!!
    From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every week in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another.

    I would like to start this week with a true gentleman and a hard working taxidermist Mr. Joey Arender of Murfreesboro, Tennessee ! It was our pleasure to spend a week with Joey and I want to share some of the work he did this past week. Joey already did some truly wonderful work but I think this is just anther few examples of his talent! I sure hope you enjoy this work of Joey Arender!

    So here goes!

    I hope you enjoy the week!

    So with out further ado let's get week # 50 under way.

    So here we go and here is to a great week in fish pictures!!!! # 50 Enjoy!

    My Best!

    You're Friend
    Rick Krane

    Here is a Beautiful Smallmouth Reproduction from Joey Arender!


    A fantastic soft looking Walleye reproduction!


    Rick Krane
    Anglers Artistry
    312 Chesterfield Road
    Hinsdale New Hampshire 03451
    Office 603-336-7296
    Email [email protected]
    Web www.anglersartistry.com
  2. den007

    den007 Active Member

    Yesterday was a long day of painting! LOL


  3. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Nice job on the bass Joey.

    That plywood table must not have been big enough for all those fish Dennis :)....looks great.
  4. den007

    den007 Active Member

    Part of the feeding frenzy.


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  5. Here is a 40 inch norhten an 8 year old caught,thought a kid would get a kick out of the perch.
  6. 27" North Platte brown with some unusual features.

  7. Sweet work Joey. The smallie is great. I love the detail on the walleye too. The framing and the pink & blues look awesome!

    Nice brown Kevin!
  8. jemmick

    jemmick Active Member

    Gteat looking fish as usual . Here's mine, a commercial gar.

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    GBRUCH "I am nothing without christ".....John 15:5

    Nice lookin walleye Joey.
    Den looks like you were one busy fella
  10. AFWS

    AFWS The lost Robertson

    Here's my FIRST crappie and 3rd customer fish.Still struggling with trying to get FINE detail with my airbrush ::) Since I've done this one, I've discovered the powders.So can't wait to post a pic of a fish with powders ;D

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  11. giffdog

    giffdog New Member

    Here is a smallmouth bass I finished this week. I posted it in the forum but decided to put it here as well.

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  12. Joey Arender

    Joey Arender big mouth alert

    thanks for the kind words Rick. You aren't just a Teacher... you teach very very well and gave me a lot of tools to work with. I have some practice to do now and I know in time I can work out what works best for me. I love the way the walleye turned out. The smallie I am not so sure about the barring. But the way you taught me to do one will help me to improve that aspect so much, as well as all of my work. You and Kathie were great folks to spend time with. I look forward to it again. Lilly and Buddy are great as well. Nedxt time we fish LOL

    Thanks Guys
  13. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    35" Northern Pike
    custom mold/cast

    Cool Brown Kevin 8)
  14. Nice Northern AA!!!!

    Here's a 22" post spawn LMB.

    A closer look.

    The custom Still Life Lense.
  15. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Dang, what a week already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Joey, Great smallmouth. i like the mottling on the tail. Very nice work. Who is this Lilly??? Did Buddy get himself a girlfriend, and I didn't know about it??????

    Kevin, you always, always do great work!

    Rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very nice Esox buddy!!! I have started on the LMB we both have, but havent had time to do much to it. Love that northern!!

    Travis, NIce buddy. your usual work!!!!

    Great work from everyone that has posted thus far.

    No fish for me. Probably none for a while, but good to look on here and see that people do get to work on them!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. TomL

    TomL New Member

    Great fish so far this week. Here's a walleye and perch. Both skin mounts. Walleye was 29 inches, perch was a whopping 7 inches, customer kept it to include in a chase scene.
  17. TomL

    TomL New Member

    Here's a 42 inch musky skin mount I also finished this week. It must've been in a few fights, had alot of scars.
  18. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    AA are you certain that is a replica? Awesome job there.
  19. Sarmite

    Sarmite Active Member

    Sebastes marinus skin mount
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  20. bnoody

    bnoody Member

    Great work everyone

    Joey, I think you smallmouth looks great. I love the markings in the head especially. I think you also did a great job pulling off that fleshy look in the lower jaw area on the walleye.

    Travis that LMB is excellent and I love the coloring on the eye.

    Kevin, I love that brown. The old native stream trout we catch at night once in a while sometimes exhibit those oversize fins, I love the way they look.