Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fish Decoys

It took drawing these things for me to finally find out what they were. This is part of a collection of fish decoys my mother owned and passed on to me. These decoys are used in ice fishing. A large hole is cut in the ice and these decoys are lowered into the water and moved about in a fish-like manner (or turtle-like, or dragonfly-like manner depending on the decoy being used) to attract fish near the surface where they are then speared with a really big 10 prong spear. Pretty wild, eh?

Sketching is an education.

1 comment:

Daniel Will-Harris said...

Wow--this looks like the spread for a book already. Beautiful sketches and I love the accompanying text, the way it wraps and interacts, and even your handwriting is artistic!