This drawing, titled “Psychedelic Rainbow Trout”, was drawn with Prismacolor colored pencils on 11″ x 14″ Strathmore 400 series drawing paper. It was completed on December 6, 2015. This is one of several psychedelic themed drawings that were drawn during 2015. The reason for this is that I was contacted by a calendar company earlier that year. They wanted to create a psychedelic art calendar featuring my drawings. At the time I did not have enough drawings for a calendar, and so I was busy creating some new artwork for the calendar. Unfortunately, the proposal did not pass, but at least I got several cool new drawings out of it! This was one of them. You can see a larger view of the artwork in my Portfolio.
This is loosely based off of a random fish drawing that I had done several years ago (which I can’t seem to find), of a jumping fish surrounded by rainbow colored spirals. I wasn’t really happy with that drawing, and wanted to do a better version. I came up with the idea of having the fish jumping out of water in front of the setting sun, with the suns rays waving through the air. The sun became a spiral, and the rays became very funky, and staring at that area becomes a kind of optical illusion where the rays seem to rotate! Totally unintentional. Most of the time with these types of drawings, I really don’t have any overall plan as far as colors or designs. It just sort of starts to emerge while I am drawing it, which is what happened here.
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