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Largemouth Bass

My hand colored electrostatic transfer prints of fish will be for sale during the OAGallery Third Annual MANymini Small Works show which opens November Third,6-9 p.m. This drawing of a Largemouth Bass  is one of five fish drawings that will be for sale. They are framed with a white mat and brown wood frame. OA Gallery is located at 101A W. Argonne Dr. Kirkwood MO 63122 It is directly across the street from the train station.

Prints of these fish drawings  can be purchased on johndyessart.com

Leaping TROUT

Smallmouth BassNorthern Pike

smallmouth Bass in oval mat

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Northern Pike

Drawing of a Northern Pike by John Foster Dyess

My hand colored electrostatic transfer prints of fish will be for sale during the OAGallery Third Annual MANymini Small Works show which opens November Third,6-9 p.m.
This drawing of a Northern Pike fish is one of five fish drawings that will be for sale. They are framed with a white mat and brown wood frame.
OA Gallery is located at 101A W. Argonne Dr. Kirkwood MO 63122 It is directly across the street from the train station.

Suspended Bass by John Dyess

Suspended Bass by John Dyess

This is the color version of the Largtemouth Bass that will be published in the May issue of B.A.S.S. Times

Black and white drawing of Largemouth Bass

Black and white drawing of Largemouth Bass

This is my black and white drawing of a Largemouth Bass before color was added in photoshop. This drawing was based on a mounted Bass which I caught in a small pond on my uncle’s farm about 30 years ago. Most fishermen now release a fish like the one I caught. This fish has been a model for many of my Bass illustrations.Tomorrow I will show the color version that will be published in BASS Times magazine in May.

Two Rainbow Trout

Two Rainbow Trout

This mixed Media painting is for sale at The Queeny Art Fair August 30,31 and September 1.
The size of the painting is 16″ wide x 9.5″ high

Moon and Bass

Moon and Bass

This illustration is part of the Bassmaster magazine article about what Bass see. Bass can see underwater using  light from the moon.

Bass from above

Bass from above

Another schematic showing the range of Bass vision.

fishing at sunset

fishing at sunset

Sunset can be a good time to catch Bass.

 

Bass eye schematic

Bass eye schematic

Todays’ post shows illustrations I created for an article in Bassmaster magazine ,which was about how and what Bass fish see and how fisherman can use this information to catch Bass. The art director sent an illustration of a fish eye  and in her words,”It has a computer look to it and horrible colors, we wanted more of an old textbook illustration look to it with color”.The above is my version,which they liked.

close up of Bass eye

close up of Bass eye

Head of a Bass fish

Head of a Bass fish

I was asked to illustrate a close up of a Bass eye,and the head of a Bass which would be arranged with the schematic. I look forward to seeing what the arrangement will look like when the magazine is published in February.

spinner bait and Bass

spinner bait and Bass

There were a lot of my illustrations in this article,this one was a Bass seeing the motion of a spinner bait.More illustrations from this article on the next post

 

 

 

The above fishing illustration,which I created for the Maritz Motivation Company Book of Awards, is the beginning of my career creating fishing illustrations. Charlie Gardner ,who worked for Mulvey Associates, as a representative that showed my illustrations in New York City, showed this illustration and other pen and ink illustrations I had created for Maritz, to Field and Stream Magazine in 1978 and got me the assignment shown below. I received other illustrations from Field and Stream,and for the past thirty five years other illustrations from most of the major outdoor magazines.

Fishing illustration for Field and Stream magazine

 

detail of head of Rainbow Trout

Recently James Ross,a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, visited my studio to look at my illustrations and paintings. He had a suggestion that I show detail views of of illustrations on my website,studiodyess.com, along with the full illustration so that viewers good see the complexity of my line drawing. Today I am posted detail views of my Rainbow Trout ink and watercolor illustration.

detail of water and type from my Rainbow Trout illustration.

Finished illustration of a Rainbow Trout leaping out of the water. Size of this illustration is 10″ wide x 10.5″ high. The  size of the Trout head in the finished illustration is 2″x2″. The illustration was created traditionally with pen and in and watercolor on bond paper.

Float Down the Tamarack

Illustration for textbook I created during the 1980s using pencil and watercolor. I hired two models for reference for the four illustrations in this story.