Fishes of River Safari Part 2.

Been lagging on my post. Hope to be able to catch up soon and post something more up to date. This will be one of my 2014 resolution ha ha… Anyway, here is the second batch of fish illustrations for Fishes of River Safari.

Trout-Cod

Trout-Cod

Spangled-Perch

Spangled-Perch

River-Black-Fish

River-Black-Fish

Murray River rainbow fish

Murray River rainbow fish

Murray Cod

Murray Cod

 

 

 

 

 

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How The Murray Was Created.

This batch of illustration was done in aboriginal art style and is about how the murray was created. An aboriginal myth.

Ngurunderi is a great ancestor of the Ngarrindjeri people. One day, he travelled down the Murray in search of his two wives who had run away. The Murray was then a small stream.

Murray-1(low-res)

A giant Murray cod was swimming ahead. Ngurunderi tried to spear it from his canoe but the fish swam away, widening the river with sweeps of its tail.

Murray-2(low-res)

At last, Ngurunderi speared the fish. He cut it into many pieces and threw them in the river. Each piece became a new species of fish.

Murray-3(low-res)

The actual panel:

Murray-River