A panic-stricken worm sits on a hook surrounded by hundreds of hungry fish about to partake in a feeding frenzy.

Many years ago, I had a project that required a plethora of fish. They were all hand drawn and took a considerable amount of time to produce. Though they were only line-art fish, there was a little cross-hatch shading for each.

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A short while after they were all done, the source files went missing and I ended up with only low-resolution versions. I had written these files off, thinking I would never see them again, but recently, while looking for some other information backed up on CD (yes, that long ago but at least they weren’t on floppy), I came across the original files and knew I had to put them to good use.

Fish Feeding Frenzy (Full)

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My computer struggled to process so many fish (roughly 200 I believe) in one image and I actually had to work on half at a time and then merge them once flattened.

I gave each fish a little colour and introduced them to a very nervous worm on a hook.

The featured image is an enlarged cropped section of the complete image. I added this because when the full image is reduced, a lot of the detail is lost. I’ve included the full version here at screen resolution, but the high resolution version is available on Redbubble.

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I’ve also made some small animations of the individual fish. There are ten groups of twenty and a swimming angelfish included. Ok, this page is getting rather busy.

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