Monday, December 19, 2011

Back to the drawing board

OK...Here we go again. I've limbered up my fingers, I've sharpened my penciles and made sure I have an adequate supply of ink on hand. Yep, I'm going to do another illustration, and I'll be entering it in the competition for the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Artist of the Year. My friend Beau Beasley, the director and driving force behind the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, has pressured me into entering some artwork in this year's competition, and though I'm so rusty I creak, I'll give it my best shot.
Since joining the national staff of Trout Unlimited just about a year ago I've had very little time to do this sort of thing...this sort of thing being wish me luck and follow along as I give it my best shot. What you see here is the very early stages of a brookie, and I hope that by the end of December he will be worthy of consideration. Stay tuned. More to follow.

On another front, I've been busy doing some illustrations for our Adaptive Fly Fishing 101 book project. Bugs, bugs and more bugs...These and many more will be in the chapter about trout diets.


  1. I've seen a lot of your artwork in different magazines...I've got faith because you do such great work! Please let me know when the adaptive fly fishing book is available. Happy Holidays!

  2. Lovely stuff, Alan. Glad to see you getting back to the drawing board.

    The happiest and safest of holidays to you and yours!!!

  3. Thanks guys! It's good to be back to the illustrations again and I'm having fun with this one. I'll be posting an update in a day or two.