The art of fish rubbing, and smelly fingers.

Gyotakyu Prep

The hard part. Gills out, paper towel up every orifice, dry, spray with isopropyl alcohol, dry again, repeat until no slime.

Gyotaku Prep

Block placement for pinning fins

Gyotaku Prep

Inking up. I find a sponge works better than a brush.

My four favourites

My four favourites

Still contemplating whether or not to do spots at this stage

Still contemplating whether or not to do spots at this stage

Complete!

Complete!

 Props to Ray Montoya for the tips! I actually preferred the quality of the other final one, but this one was truer to the actual fish so I decided to go with it instead.