CarverGLX

Realistic Bluegill And Craw Patterns

22 posts in this topic

Does anyone know the process on making patterns like these with createx paints? They are awesome and don't look that complicated.

http://res.mobileweb.ebay.com/bsfImg?width=298&fillColor=fffffc&boxing=1&height=180&fsize=999000&format=jpg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2F00%2Fs%2FMTIwMFgxNjAw%2F%24%28KGrHqRHJBwE7y2kp7j%2BBPBR%2Bb7Nvw%7E%7E60_1.JPG%3Fset_id%3D8800005007

Saw someone on youtube painting a dt like this a while back but can't find the link or remember how I searched for it.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=260925395198&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=30928309319

Something like a curve stencil... Spray, dry, move to new section? Idk. Thx.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

link #1 is done with practice

link# 2 is a stencil www.lurelayouts.com

I also know the you tube video you are referring to but I think it was removed.

Have fun with it and just play around and try different things.

Read old threads and use the search engine here

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

look in the recipes in hard bait fourm for a few bluegill paint jobs or do a search for bluegill patterns,just like 152 said thou it takes practice to put out great looking baits

so dont think it will be all that easy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies. I've been on here at least 100 times and never even noticed the hardbait cookbook. Lol. I've been doing this the hard way. I've never thinned anything and am just now learning to spray sharp and then dull or give a bait a wash. Lots of fun though. Great site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies. I've been on here at least 100 times and never even noticed the hardbait cookbook. Lol. I've been doing this the hard way. I've never thinned anything and am just now learning to spray sharp and then dull or give a bait a wash. Lots of fun though. Great site.

Talk about funny. I saw it and never opened it. Just assumed it was what it said it was "a cookbook", (recipes for cooking fish to eat). LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talk about funny. I saw it and never opened it. Just assumed it was what it said it was "a cookbook", (recipes for cooking fish to eat). LOL

Certainly understandable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get your airbrush, colored pencils, acrylics and paint brushes, q-tips, ref material and start painting....

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

DSCN1267.JPG

post-22847-0-55556800-1326560223_thumb.jpg

Edited by fishnart

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get your airbrush, colored pencils, acrylics and paint brushes, q-tips, ref material and start painting....

OK man, you're tryin' to trick us! Which one is the real fish?

:rolleyes:

Those look awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those look awesome. So good that I had to try it for myself. My color mixes are a little off and the painting isn't nearly your level but I'm very happy for a first attempt at a sunfish.

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

IMG-20120117-02313.jpg

post-22736-0-79802000-1326795711_thumb.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get your airbrush, colored pencils, acrylics and paint brushes, q-tips, ref material and start painting....

Don't forget talent. Something you have in spades. Any chance i could borrow some?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carver thats not bad at all...just have to practice practice practice. One thing to practice is to look past all the surface colors and see what underneath. Also, almost all of the time something isn't one color, there a combination of colors. For example the markings on my bait are a combination of several different colors, one over top the other using thin washes. And then you add the shimmers that are always present in a fish. Find some good photos on the internet blow them up to where you can still see the detail and just study them. I've spent hours on end just studying close ups of fish. Its actually alot of fun and you can practice your color mixes on paper until you find the right mix. Hope this helps you some...and thanks to all for you compliments!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tips fishnart. I've been experimenting with washes on a bluegill and finally got to something I'm happy with. Not like a photo but excentuates the markings for a crankbait reaction color while being natural with a gold irradecence whick doesn't come across in pics no matter how I try with or without fash on this blackberry.

This last one is where I ended up on craw patterns. Chartruse or green craw with rootbeer fade.

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

IMG-20120123-02353.jpg

IMG-20120122-02339.jpg

IMG-20120119-02322.jpg

post-22736-0-91159300-1327384866_thumb.jpg

post-22736-0-99704000-1327385034_thumb.jpg

post-22736-0-08129600-1327385196_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carver thats not bad at all...just have to practice practice practice. One thing to practice is to look past all the surface colors and see what underneath. Also, almost all of the time something isn't one color, there a combination of colors. For example the markings on my bait are a combination of several different colors, one over top the other using thin washes. And then you add the shimmers that are always present in a fish. Find some good photos on the internet blow them up to where you can still see the detail and just study them. I've spent hours on end just studying close ups of fish. Its actually alot of fun and you can practice your color mixes on paper until you find the right mix. Hope this helps you some...and thanks to all for you compliments!

When you say "thin washes" are you referring to spraying that spot with a very lite coat then same area dif color lite coat again???

Edited by bbf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yup thats it bbf, sometimes I use acrylic paints with a brush to apply washes. Just add water to a spot of paint on your pallet until you get the desired color or wash, painting it on paper until you get what you want. I also use a paint brush to "blot" or "dab" paint on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Fishnart. I thought that was correct reguardless of airbrush or paintbrush. Im a little slow on the termanology! Lol! You do awesome work.

Edited by bbf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carver,

The bluegill pattern is done completely by free hand, It took a bit of fooling around with different paints and techniques to get it right. OLD SARGE68/ OSS Custom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talk about funny. I saw it and never opened it. Just assumed it was what it said it was "a cookbook", (recipes for cooking fish to eat). LOL

Tats funny, and understandable. :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK here is my first try at a Bluegill (Sunfish). I was happy with how it turned out but think I can improve on it as I go. It also has some green glitter in it.

IMG_0755.JPG

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply OSS. I've been working on a craw now and after 30 attempts I think I'm finally where I wanted to be. Learn something every time. Just paint and paint and paint is sometimes the best way to learn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats the good thing about water base paint you can wash it off and start over and your right you learn alot as you paint

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carver,

The craw pattern wears me out at times. I hate stencils and free handing them is a task. Thank god for markers and paint brushes. Your patterns are pretty sharp though. Keep up the good work! Some of my best lures start with one idea, a mistake and then a fix that takes a whole different direction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now