Redfish drawings

Redfish drawings and red drum art paintings are my favorites to create.

From the Gulf Coast states to almost all the way up the Atlantic Coast, the redfish, a.k.a. red drum, is one of the most sought after gamefish. I do a lot of redfish fishing and I’ve probably landed over a thousand of these fish and it never gets old.

From Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi to Florida, the redfish in the South is king of sport fish. In the Atlantic, where the giants grow, the red drum is hunted by most saltwater anglers and is highly prized. The North Carolina General Assembly of 1971 designated the red drum as the official state saltwater fish!

The salt marshes of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi hold schools of slot redfish that will readily scoop up a fly, plastic bait, gold spoon or live bait under a popping cork. Florida redfish are often found from the beaches to the back bays and even miles up inside the rivers. In winter, Florida redfish are found in seagrass, over muddy or sand bottoms, or near oyster bars or spring-fed creeks. I’ve caught them 3 miles up rivers.

I love digitally painting these beautiful creatures because of their copper-bronze, golden hues and tail dots that seem to be as unique to every fish as a fingerprint is on a human. Red drum change colors, depending on their diets and environment. In the salt marshes, it’s not uncommon to see these beauties almost as bronze as goldfish. The beach redfish tend to be more copper and silver.

My redfish art attempts to cover all redfish environments and red drum fishing situations. I like to paint scenes you wish you could witness when you’re fishing in the mangrove bay or bayou.  I can’t think of a more exhilarating sight than this scene depicting a group of red drum about to explode on a school of hapless baitfish! I picture my topwater bait right there! I plan to digitally paint a hundred-plus redfish art pieces in my lifetime. Stay tuned to my redfish drawing and redfish painting pages to see new red drum art prints monthly.

My hand-signed prints are digital artwork, hand-sketched and painted by me, the fish artist Mark Erickson, using a digital painting tablet.

All giclée art is printed by the artist on 100% archival fine art paper that is acid, lignin, and chlorine free with UltraChrome Pro12 pigment ink technology. These redfish art pieces will last a lifetime if properly cared for.

FRAME AND MATTE NOT INCLUDED (shown only for display purposes). The product will ship as a giclée print on archival quality art paper. Larger sizes available upon request.