Contemporary Trout Illustration Series

Welcome to the DeYoung “Contemporary Trout Illustration” Series Gallery. This is a portfolio of DeYoung’s Contemporary Trout Illustration work. It been organized for you to search either by Species or by Series. Just click on an image thumbnail below to see the full painting in a separate viewing window.

These paintings spit in the face of the classic trout illustrations (the watercolor paintings of trout on white paper). Rather than the white background, Derek fills the background with the color and patterns of the trout. Then the trout itself is painted to mimic the style of a black and white pencil drawing of the trout.