Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gyotaku Carp

I caught my first carp on a fly earlier this month and I kept it just so that I can practice some gyotaku printing. I finally received my sumi ink and rice paper via Fedex yesterday. So I defrosted the fish last night. When I finished fishing this morning I tried my luck at this ancient form of art. It is not easy to make a good looking print. I managed a few that look just okay. A lot of them were crap. The photo above is probably the best one of the bunch. I still need to add the eye.

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