Catch of the day
Talk about dedication to a craft. Fourteen-year-old avid angler and artist Ziggy Linklater of Burnaby, B.C., is drawing a fish a day and posting them on his blog. That’s a couple of Ziggy’s works down the right-hand side of the screen. The project stemmed from a challenge Ziggy’s parents issued at the beginning of the year: do something everyday for the entire year that would help Ziggy excel at that one thing. Naturally, the passionate artist who loves to fish, decided to combine the pursuits.
I like drawing so that was the first step. Then I decided to take it a step further and draw something specific everyday. I chose fish for one reason. I am not particularly that good at drawing them and maybe if I draw one everyday for the entire year I will draw them well. Some days the fish suck and other days they are pretty good. But all that counts is that I am continuously drawing a fish everyday for 365 days.
Indeed, Ziggy’s amassed quite a collection of styles and mediums of piscatorial art in the first third of the year. I’m certainly going to stop by Ziggy’s blog regularly to see the latest catch of the day.