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The artists listed below have provided additional fish carving articles.
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Braunschweig , Germany
Ruben has been carving only since 2004, but has already won awards at the 2008 World Competition in Austria. Some of Ruben's carvings can be seen by going to the "Fish Carvers" page and clicking on "Overseas Carvers".
Ruben has a passion for the art and has created some great carvings. Not only does he carve well, but is a real craftsman with the airbrush. He has teamed up with Harder and Steenbeck Airbrush Company in Hamburg, Germany to produce a series of airbrush paint schedules for several species of fish.
Ruben's articles include: Creating a Fish Pattern; Painting Tips 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Creating a Fish Sculpture.Click to visit Ruben's website
Dallas, Oregon, U.S.A.
Ed's fondness for trout and support of conservation through catch and release programs, inspires him to recreate his beautiful carvings. He is one of the founding members of the National Fish carvers Guild, and continues to work hard with the Guild, to promote fish carving and teaching others the craft.
Carving his first trout in 2001, he has studied artistic elements of anatomy, composition, and color that have earned him awards in regional, national and international competitions.
Ed's articles include: Scale Tipping; Scaling Methods, and Introduction to the Eye ( Parts 1 and 2 ). These articles contain very good information for all levels of carversClick to visit the National Fish Carvers Guild website
Shawnee, Kansas, U.S.A.
Besides being a good fish carver, Ted is a board member on the International Wildfowl Carvers Association, representing the National Fish Carvers Guild.
Ted's articles include: Scale Tipping; Scaling Methods, Introduction to the Eye-(Parts 1, and 2), and Carving Natural Finish Fish EyesClick to visit the International Wildfowl Carvers Association website
Hanover Park, Illinois, U.S.A.
Word has it that Tony makes the world's best thin crust pizza from scratch. All kidding aside, Tony lives and breathes fish carving. As a past moderator of Fish Carver Underground, he was most generous with his time, by sharing his knowledge with other carvers.
Tony is also a loyal supporter of the Chicago Cubs, and loves his music, "No better escape than listening to music".
Tony's article is called, "Rock Carving: Creating a Habitat for Your Fish carving"
Dale is a gifted artisan, and his fusion of realism with design removes his subject from the natural landscapes of the stream to the mystical realm of art. He dedicates his time and talents to teaching others the art of fish carving. Dale is a founding member of the National Fish Carvers Guild, and is currently Secretary.
His philosophy in life is simple: "Because I have been given much, I too must give."
Dale's article is called, "Fish Lateral Line System"Click to visit the National Fish Carvers Guild website
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Anthony, also known as LaPala is a scuba instructor in Malaysia. He enjoys lure making and fishing and has a website on Pbase showcasing some of his lures , fishing sites, etc.
He is one of the founding members of Fish Carver Underground, a meeting place for fish carvers and lure makers who share information.
Anthony's article is called, "Straight to Curved Fish Pattern" and can be found by clicking on "Tips and Techniques"