Over the years, I’ve had the honor of working with many fly fishing artists who’ve used my photography to paint or draw from. Each time one of these artists approaches me about working from a particular image, I imagine what their creation will look like compared to the actual photograph. Each artist has their own style and method. Each completion has it’s own feel as it becomes it’s own work of art. Some are abstract, some are heavily influenced by the media. And some, like that of colored pencil artist Travis Sylvester are so realistic that comparing the original photo and finished art side by side is nothing short of jaw dropping.
Yes thats right, the lower image is drawn with colored pencil!