Introduction: Trophy Trout
Beautiful Rainbow Trout for your man-cave wall.
Scrap wood and paint.
All paint was leftover from my dining room remodel and cans of spray paint found in my cellar.
Step 1: Cut Out Your Fish
I found a clip art trout on the internet and printed it out as close to the size as I could get. Then traced it onto scrap plywood I had lying around.
The furniture sign was a cheap auction purchase that I almost burned two weeks before I got this idea. Hey, you can’t keep everything.
Step 2: Paint Your Fish With a Sealing Paint.
Again. Leftover paints used. I also sanded off the words that would not be covered by the trout.
Step 3: Draw in Your Details.
I sprayed some paint over the image to give me an idea off the finished piece and added detail marks
Step 4: More Paint.
I had an olive green and ceiling paint and a few small bottles of acrylic art paints. I just started mixing and painting.
Step 5: Completed Painting. Glue and Screw.
Add in your trout spots and shadows last.
Wood glue and 4 screws later. At this point I used a clear sealer from a spray can that was leftover from other projects.
Step 6: All Done.
I left the eye for last. The face of the fish was the toughest part.
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2 years ago
This is really good. I like how each painting step looks simple enough, but in the end the full effect is fantastic. Nicely done!
Reply 2 years ago
Yes, its kind of amazing how its all comes together in the end. Im not good at painting but eventually it works out somehow. I plan to sell some of these once I get more completed.