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#11855360 - 09/29/16 09:08 AM New Jerk Bait Pattern
Bassmad Offline

Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 199
Loc: Royse City, Rockwall
been playing with my scaling, and paint blends.
no name bait. kinda evil clownish. Wish I would have left the head blue now.


Edited by Bassmad (09/29/16 09:29 AM)

#11857029 - 09/30/16 08:49 AM Re: New Jerk Bait Pattern [Re: Bassmad]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
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Occasionally straight black tends to overpower a pattern and at times a grey works better. In this case I agree with Bassmad that blue might have been a better color for the head and gills. Still a very nice effort, particularly the back to sides to belly color selection. The splash of red on the throat makes the pattern complete. The scale pattern is excellent...looks like a greyish color underneath the whitish silver on the sides...great work. Thanks for posting.

#11857366 - 09/30/16 11:30 AM Re: New Jerk Bait Pattern [Re: Bassmad]
basscat dad Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1089
Loc: savannah, texas
nice work. i'd extend your colors toward the nose of the bait and then use just a light shading around the eye socket to accent the eye. bois is right, a little black goes a long way! sometimes less is more.

"dreamers have tomorrow if today does not come true"

#11857483 - 09/30/16 12:40 PM Re: New Jerk Bait Pattern [Re: Bassmad]
Bassmad Offline

Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 199
Loc: Royse City, Rockwall
Thanks Bois d'arc, and Basscat Dad. I tend to find myself wanting to paint baits with striking contrast. Appreciate the comment on the scale pattern. This one took a while. I will say it catches fish. Though they may have been defensive reactions smile

#11858711 - 10/01/16 11:17 AM Re: New Jerk Bait Pattern [Re: Bassmad]
Rocket Surgeon Offline

Registered: 11/18/15
Posts: 185
Regarding black : I typically use "Paynes Gray" instead of black. Seems more natural to me ...unless I'm looking for pure contrast.

I like the Jerkbait pattern you painted...but agree about the head. I love the rest of it though, and bet it'll catch fish !


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