Rubbing a fish...

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  1. Alexander

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    Yes, it's called Gyotaku - got learn how to do that today with 3 of my kids. Got a rock fish, put some paint on it, put paper over it and rubbed it. Not that simple but that's the gist. Fun...can't wait to do a flounder, bull head, steel, etc. fun stuff! A little messy but worth the fun

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    I'm really hoping you're not talking about a c&r only pugetsound rockfish.
     
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    Do you hum something while rubbing it?
     
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    I've done that before. Fish with large scales work well, carp, tilapia etc. Like Alexander says it's not a simple as it sounds, but the results can be really cool if you get it right.
     
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    I was rubbing my fish in the garage one day, but the garage door was open and suddenly the police showed up. That was really embarassing. I had a hard time explaining the paint. They were worried that I was abusing an endangered species and I said hell yes, how long do you think I can last?

    They finally left, but I think they have their eye on me.

    I keep the garage door closed now.

    But that doesn`t mean I've given up my artwork.
     
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    I don't exactly know what that means, but I like it.
     
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    This fish was bought at Pike Place Market by someone else, for me to play with. ;)
     
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    :D
     
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    I like it so much I'm going to do this with my neighbor's cat.
     
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    I was liking it too, but jeez louise, there's cameras everywhere these days. I shoulda kept the garage door closed. Oh well, live and learn.
     
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    I figured as much, I just immediately envisioned lingcod bycatch getting rolled in paint LOL.
    I didn't know they sell rockfish at the market, might have to swing by there soon
     
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    It's not often that they do, but apparently we were lucky.
     
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    I assume you ate is after the Gyotaku! :p
    We used to eat them every so often when I was a kid (and you were allowed to harvest them). Very tasty, indeed (although I fully support conservation of these critters).
     
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    Caught a really nice largemouth years ago; around eight pounds. My girlfriend at the time was an artist who was familiar w/ this technique. She made me a really cool tee shirt. The "interesting " part was that it never lost the fish smell. Sort of like John Waters "odorama."
     

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