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Special K
02-15-2016, 11:27 PM
A pretty funny thing happened when I decided to include a couple of crawfish in one of my drawings, because of a day a while back when I found myself caught up in the memories of all of the hours as a very young boy when I would chase crawfish for hours on end at the nearby creek; and how I remember being so fascinated by the way they moved and seemed to launch themselves backwards as though they had some kind of jet pack mounted on their heads. I also remember being totally amazed at how they looked when you'd catch one and really take a good look at it up close. It was like some kind of strange critter from another time or perhaps even another world that somehow just didn't quite seem to fit in to the world as I knew it... at least not at the ripe ole' age of 8 or 10.

Anyway, the challenge in this case began for me... (fifty years later)... not only when I asked myself how the black crappie should look in full attack mode and just how I might actually make it look that way; but also how I might try to show the reaction of the crawfish (or what I think it might be) when all of the sudden he looks up and sees nothing but a big black crappie locked in and coming fast in full attack mode in the open water... and actually try to make it look that way. Obviously, this crawfish was so surprised that it didn't know whether to fight or flight... but I'm sure it somehow knew it was really much too late for either.

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Here's what I came up with. I have entitled this drawing "Black Crappie ~ The Shellfish Alpha Predator."

Please take a moment to let me know what you think. Thank You, Good Luck & May God Bless You & Yours.

Wayne aka Special K

JET4
02-16-2016, 12:07 AM
Excellent

tenncrappie
02-16-2016, 04:49 AM
Good work.

cause
02-16-2016, 05:24 AM
Nice work, I thought the crappie had an angry expression on its face, then i read the description and I understood more better.

wannabe fisherman
02-16-2016, 05:58 AM
theysaid:HandsClapping

huntinslabs
02-16-2016, 06:29 AM
Awesome drawing! You sure can put thoughts to paper very well.

shipahoy41
02-16-2016, 06:55 AM
Wayne my friend,

God has blessed you with a very unique ability to put thoughts into action through artwork. This is one of your best drawings I have seen yet. It would be brilliant in acrylic. I am thankful that you are so talented and grateful that you share your talent with c.com

Well done thou good and faithful servant.

Firehyd
02-16-2016, 07:30 AM
Very nice.[emoji122]

Tony the Tiger
02-16-2016, 08:16 AM
Great drawing as always

lowe175
02-16-2016, 10:28 AM
Very nice

ifish
02-17-2016, 07:12 AM
Well expressed artistic talent. Nice work and gallery quality!!

Stubby
02-17-2016, 07:36 AM
Very nice!

old reeler
02-17-2016, 07:40 AM
What an awesome talent-thanks for sharing-brought a smile to my face this morning

scrat
02-17-2016, 08:16 AM
Wow! That is a great looking picture.

Cane Pole
02-17-2016, 09:02 AM
Great K. Is that charcoal, graphite, or other? And by the way, I need a little "touch up" on my pondtoon. You da man.

fishervet
02-17-2016, 09:34 AM
well done.......

"D"
02-17-2016, 11:06 AM
Fantastic. Possibly my favorite. Would be nice if you compiled a few and put them on one thread.Maybe do a poll for favorite. We could call it a contest and I would randomly pick a winner from the posts and award a Bobby Garland prize pack. Glad the crawfish I eat are boiled, so I can't scare them. Just sayin.....

Special K
02-18-2016, 10:31 AM
Nice work, I thought the crappie had an angry expression on its face, then i read the description and I understood more better.

Thanks for the response and comment. I deliberately tried to get a more aggressive expression without overdoing it like I have on some in the past.


Awesome drawing! You sure can put thoughts to paper very well.

Thanks for the kind words. Composing thoughts and translating them to paper and into drawings is really the fun part of the whole thing. I believe an artistic expression of any kind is always best if it can elicit some thoughts or feelings from the person(s) who see it.


Wayne my friend,

God has blessed you with a very unique ability to put thoughts into action through artwork. This is one of your best drawings I have seen yet. It would be brilliant in acrylic. I am thankful that you are so talented and grateful that you share your talent with c.com

Well done thou good and faithful servant.

I too certainly do give thanks to God for (both) His Creation and for His granting me the ability to attempt to re-create His awesome creatures and other aspects of His Creation and use them to share with others to glorify Him and hopefully bring a smile to everyone who can relate in some way to the expressions I do or the stories I tell in them or along with them. I truly believe that memories of awesome times gone by and of learning about God's awesome creation is what truly builds character and helps people find their true center... because as you so well know... the Truth will set you free... (free indeed).

Also, I would have to agree with a few of you when you say this is one of my best yet... which makes me believe I am getting better at something I certainly love to do. Thanks Mike for all of your ongoing and continuous support.


What an awesome talent-thanks for sharing-brought a smile to my face this morning

That was the hope brother. I appreciate your comment and the idea that it brought that smile.


Great K. Is that charcoal, graphite, or other? And by the way, I need a little "touch up" on my pondtoon. You da man.

It is actually colored pencil CP. The colors however do not do well during the photo and uploading process, so I normally reduce them to sepia color or black and white to preserve the detail and integrity of the drawing. I'm sure there is some process whereby I can preserve more during that transition. Hopefully I will learn it soon or else I'm just going to go back to sepia and a variety of graphite drawing pencils.
About the toon touchup: Sure, as long as I can do your touch up work with colored pencils... I feel sure you'll be real happy with the outcome. Of course you will have to pay to have me shipped both ways and provide all of the food and beverages required for such a job... as it does seem to make me hungry and real thirsty.


Fantastic. Possibly my favorite. Would be nice if you compiled a few and put them on one thread.Maybe do a poll for favorite. We could call it a contest and I would randomly pick a winner from the posts and award a Bobby Garland prize pack. Glad the crawfish I eat are boiled, so I can't scare them. Just sayin.....

Appreciate the idea "D" and the kind words about the drawing. Perhaps I can put something together along that line and we can figure some kind of a contest to give away something... perhaps even the collection of prints themselves that the winner could frame and put up in his man cave.

"D"
02-18-2016, 07:29 PM
I think just that one would do me. lol. Like I said I can throw in a prize pack of baits.

skeetbum
02-18-2016, 08:28 PM
As you always do, some very nice work. It would have a place on one of my walls.

Blackhawk19
02-18-2016, 08:31 PM
Outstanding!!!!!

slab crappie
02-18-2016, 08:40 PM
You got talent

shipahoy41
02-19-2016, 07:06 AM
As you always do, some very nice work. It would have a place on one of my walls.


I will volunteer my wall in my man cave (The wife's den / sewing room / where I get to watch tv during football season) too Wayne.

Ketchn
02-19-2016, 08:12 AM
real nice sir

Special K
02-19-2016, 09:51 AM
Again, I really appreciate the enthusiasm for the drawing and the great support that I always seem to have when I post any of the drawings or compilations that I share with you. It sounds like I'm even beginning to get some volunteers to become Special K pro staff who are willing to field test the artwork to make sure it performs as it should in the field... you know... a sort of a quality assurance or quality control department type team of folks.

"D"
02-19-2016, 08:21 PM
I appreciate you sharing your talent with us.

shipahoy41
02-21-2016, 06:25 AM
It sounds like I'm even beginning to get some volunteers to become Special K pro staff who are willing to field test the artwork to make sure it performs as it should in the field... you know... a sort of a quality assurance or quality control department type team of folks.

I would be honored Wayne and will gladly accept whenever it is available/ LOL