Fishing Lures Art

Black and White Ink, My Artworks & Process of Drawing

At the end of April, we with my husband were at the hunting and fishing themed exhibition. I like to visit such places because they spark my creativity and curiosity.

I was walking along the stands and gathered ideas that were rushing in my head. Plenty of ideas! 😀 Couldn’t wait for getting home and starting to draw.

And this is the first artwork made after that event.

I wanted it to look intricate and intertwined, but the depicted objects should still be distinct, with all the textural nuances on the spot.

The size of this drawing is a standard A3 paper size, the tools I used are ink pens numbers 0.5, 0.4, 0.2, 0.1 and 0.05.

But let’s keep the order 🙂 Let me show you the process.

The work starts with research.

I borrowed some real fishing lures, studied them and made pencil sketches. My goal wasn’t to make copies of the lures, so I just grasped the general shapes and main details.

Then I made the miniatures to find the right composition and started to create a clean copy pencil underdrawing.

The stages on inking

The first fragment. Working on such textures is kind of meditation – you mark the dark hollows first, then add the groups of the thin hatches, and, finally, dots.

Here is the video showing the process:

When the texture feels ready, I proceed to the shapes of the untouched paper, where the lures wait for being drawn with ink. Using some tangible references is an excellent way to go!

The spinnerbait – complete:

Working on the perch:

At that step, the work was almost complete. The final result is at the top of the post 😀

That’s all 🙂 I hope you liked the process and the result. Thanks for your attention! 🙂 Hopefully, very soon I’ll realize other artworks from that set of the fishing-themed ideas.

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