In this book, Bob addresses the artistic and creative elements of fish carving composition. He examines 16 carvings, breaking down each one and identifying different design elements.
He explains the ideas behind the carvings and offers tips on good (and Bad) composition choices. 16 pages of color photographs. 20 pages. By Bob Berry
Picasso Triggerfish made easy . . .well, easier with Bob’s new book, Painting A Picasso Triggerfish & Some Stuff You Should Know About Carving One.Half carving information, half paint schedule, Bob shares tips for making fins, eyes, and some of the subtle nuances of these unusual fish. His easy to follow, step-by-step painting instructions are good for painting by hand or with an airbrush.
Book Landscaping diagram, Scaling diagram, and a full-size color illustration. 18 pages. Spiral bound.
This Book is out of Print
*96 color photos
* 233 b/w photos
* 60 drawings
* 7 x 9
* Step-by-step, fully-illustrated instructions from a world champion carver
* New color section on how to paint six trout species
* First time in paperback
Bob Berry set the standard in fish carving in the 1970’s and 1980’s and his skill has continued to evolve. This revised edition of Fish Carving: An Introduction contains a new color section on painting trout, in addition to the full text and illustrations of the six original carving projects: rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, bluegill, largemouth bass with turtle, and lionfish with queen angelfish. Step-by-step carving instructions are presented in detailed black-and-white line drawings and photographs. Finished carvings are shown in full color. The new 16-page color section features 64 step-by-step photos with captions.
Bob Berry began his career as a taxidermist, moved on to decoy carving, and eventually specialized in fish carving. He swept the World Championship Fish Carving contest in 1986, taking the top awards in three divisions, as well as Best of Show.
This is the best book on the subject. This easy to understand book guides and teaches you how to really paint brown trout. Includes paint schedules Typical, Loch Leven, German Brown, Silvery Bright, and Brown color phases.
Airbrush and hand brush techniques, and which works best, and when. Learn from detailed color application steps. Blending, layering, transitions, acute angled airbrushing, spot patterns and hand painting details that are proven to get the results you want. 21 information-packed pages. Spiral bound.
No more guesswork and uncertainty when it comes to choosing habitat. With just these few pieces, you have lots of combinations to choose from and you can carve with confidence, knowing your habitat is from the right reef!
30 pages. Spiral bound. By Bob Berry
6-Pack includes pattern, color illustration, paint schedule and carving tips for a Bird Wrasse, Reef Triggerfish, Hawaiian Squirrelfish, Bluestripe Butterflyfish, Schooling Bannerfish and a Hawaiian Sergeant. For beginning and intermediate skill levels. Perfect for adding variety and interest to your reef fish carving.
6-Pack includes pattern, paint schedule, color illustration and carving tips for a Banded Butterflyfish, Blue Chromis, Graysby, Bluehead Wrasse, Barred Hamlet and a Whitespotted Filefish. Also included are tips on composition and presentation. Perfect for beginning and intermediate skilled carvers.
Six fish including a Cortez Rainbow Wrasse, Leather Bass, Scythe Butterflyfish, Barber Fish, Pacific Boxfish and Three-banded Butterflyfish from Baja California that can be used together in a variety of combinations for decorative reef fish carvings. For beginning and intermediate carvers, these brightly colored and interesting fish would be great choices as a secondary species on a larger reef carving.
Each fish comes with a pattern, paint schedule and carving tips and ideas. Discover the world of reef fish carving! By Bob Berry
Three Books I, II & III $21.95 EACH