Did you know that there are an incredible 34,300 living species of fish across the world – and that an amazing 6000 of these are found in Australia?
How about the fact that the concept and activity of fly fishing dates back to around 200 CE? And that the world’s fishing industry forks out an eye-watering $124 billion every single year – and this only produces $70 billion worth of fish?
The world of fishing is a fascinating one, and it is little wonder that there are millions of sports and commercial fishing endeavors taking place across the globe everyday.
Time to take the bait, and learn how to being tour very own fishing adventure to life through the power of art.
Step by Step Images and Instructions
Get a blank sheet of paper and a black liner or pen. For this project, we start at the bottom of the page, just to the right of the bottom left hand corner. Begin with a long, thing shape made up of two parallel lines connected by a curve at the top and the bottom.
Next, draw a pair of long, curved lines extending up from the top of this shape, and curving up and across to the right. Join the two lines at the end with a short line to create a solid shape – this is the basis of your fishing rod.
At the bottom of your rod, add a series of small semicircle shapes, fairly evenly spaced, and moving across the length of the inside curve. – these are the loops which will hold the fishing line.
Return to the handle at the bottom of your rod, and add a small mechanism – start with two short, parallel lines sticking out to the right, attached to a large oval shape. This oval shape then needs another shorter set of lines at the top, joined with another short line at the end, and a curvy “S” shape to the bottom. At the end of this “S”, add a “cloud like” shape to complete the mechanism.
Move to the top of the mechanism you just drew, and add in your fishing line – this should move up and follow the curve of the rod, moving through the loops, and emerging from the end to sweep down and across., finishing in a loop at the bottom.
At the bottom of your fishing line, draw a large, “diamond” shape, keeping the edges smooth and curved rather than straight – can you see the body of your fish starting to emerge?
Now add a small, pointy fishtail to the bottom…
Next, add some detail to your fish with fins at the top and bottom, an eye at the top near the line, and a couple of smooth, curved lines just below the eye – these are the gills.
Now, add a touch of color by shading the rod in with a dark brown…
And adding a steely finish to the mechanism.
Time to give your fish a little love! Start by adding a bright orange to the fins and tails of your fish.
And add a bright, electric blue to the outside edge, running along the outline of the back of the fish.
Finish off by shading in the rest of your fish with a bright blue shade, and feel free to blend the two colors slightly to create a bold, smooth shade.
And just like that, you have added a new string to your bow – or a new line to your reel – and can create your very own marine-inspired images, complete with rainbow fish in a huge range of incredible colors!