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My first brown trout replica

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by trky, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. trky

    trky New Member

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  2. M.T.

    M.T. Active Member

    you got the basics down

  3. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Nice job
  4. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    Paints put on to thick, the spots above the lateral line are to pronounced. Pectoral, pelvic and anal fins aren't painted correctly, they just look sprayed, no detail. There's no white on the belly, I don't care how native of a trout it is, it's going to have some white. Get Rick Krane's brown trout painting CD, you'll see a world of difference. You've got a good start you just need refinement. Keep it up..
  5. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Great start !! Keep it up and x2 on Ricks dvds .
  6. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Excellent points tomdes but I've seen full spawning males with NO white on the belly. In fact I have pictures of some out of my pond. Never say never when it comes to fish coloration. They'll prove you wrong every time.
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member


    You might want to antique your scale for more detail before you paint your fish.

    As MT says you have the basic colors down. I wouldn't halo your spots on the back either.
  8. trky

    trky New Member

    Thanks to everyone for their input. I will try antiquing next time. As far as white goes__ no this fish had no white whatsoever. I tried to match as best that I could with the picture I had to work with. My biggest problem when looking at the picture was trying to keep my eyes on the fish and not the girl that caught it. DANG!

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