Lyle Brunson has learned from the masters in Japan to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind Japanese Gyotaku fish prints. Lyle takes Gyotaku prints to the next level with his expertise in large game fish prints like marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, wahoo and roosterfish. He designs each print to the customer's preferences. You can go with just black ink for that traditional look, a light wash of color for billfish or something more colorful for species like dorado (mahi mahi). I can attest to Lyles skill and attention to detail, as my clients have been overwhelmed by the quality, artistry and craftsmanship of his prints. One other benefit to a fish print is you can fold in up and put it in a suitcase for the trip home. When you get home you can mount your print by following Lyle's detailed mounting directions...done. No waiting for two months for that fiberglass mount. Lyle's work really speaks for itself and I highly recommend his it.
For those of you not familiar with Japanese Gyotaku fish prints, Gyotaku (Japanese, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing or rubbing, dating from the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fishermen to record their catches. In order to make a gyotaku print, one places the subject (e.g. fish, crab, scallop shell) on a wooden bench and paints one side with sumi ink. Next a piece of paper or other material is laid over the ink-covered fish. Finally, one rubs the material until there is the image of the fish on it. Modern gyotaku artists often substitute acrylic or other painting material for the traditional sumi-e.
Here is some of Lyle's work:
Dorado (Mahi Mahi)
Dorado chasing ballyhoo
MARLIN * TUNA * DORADO * WAHOO * ROOSTERFISH