I've been practicing something a little different. I'm working on bluegill and baitfish patterns with this style. Not liking the looks of the, but I think this craw is pretty cool. The bottom isn't finished. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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The craw pattern is a complete rip-off of another painter's craw pattern. It was what I needed to do to practice the effect. Trying to create the effect on a pattern that doesn't have as much depth has proven to be a bit of a challenge.
I am thinking of keeping the bottom pretty simple on this craw. I was thinking bone or yellow with very little detail. It should be digging around on the bottom most of the time anyway.
When painting on the size of a wiggle wart, what I do becomes exponentially more difficult (at least it does for me). I thought I would apply color in a similar way, but more simplistic shadow detail like one might find on a wiggle wart.