megotaku

megotaku

Clearwater, Florida · 146 Sales

megotaku

megotaku

Clearwater, Florida 146 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

Announcement   Welcome fish friends! :) I update easy time to time, but most of my work is custom. Please contact me if you have something in mind! Also, framed originals are on display/for sale at the Key Largo Art Gallery in the Florida Keys. Thanks for visiting my shop!

Announcement

Welcome fish friends! :) I update easy time to time, but most of my work is custom. Please contact me if you have something in mind! Also, framed originals are on display/for sale at the Key Largo Art Gallery in the Florida Keys. Thanks for visiting my shop!

Megan Willoughby

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Megan Willoughby

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(41)
Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly on Oct 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love my custom water bottle! Great design, fast shipping, just perfect ! 😍

kristen salierno

kristen salierno on Dec 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful and great! Thank you

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About

The Art of Fish Printing

Fish prints are a direct transfer of the mystery and beauty of life in the sea to the permanence of art. They showcase a recognizable, full scale-by-scale transfer of the fish. Each has its own story that represents a find from the deep, carefully crafted and preserved. Vibrant acrylics enhance the natural colors of the fins, gills and scales. The eye of the fish is carefully hand-painted onto the print after the transfer is complete.

Gyotaku (ghee-o-tah-ku)

Gyotaku ["Gyo" meaning fish, and "Taku" meaning rubbing or impression] is a traditional form of fish printing. The ancient Japanese art stems from the early 1800’s when fisherman would cover a fish with ink, traditionally black sumi ink, and press delicate rice paper onto it. They would then rub the fish through the paper, making sure every inch was absorbed. When the rice paper was removed, the exact mirror image of the fish would remain. This was done to record the size and the type of fish that they caught. It also brought credibility to the “fish tales” they told. Today, Gyotaku is considered a fine art itself.

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  • Megan Willoughby

    Owner

    I'm an avid scuba diver and aquatics junkie. If I could spend my days doing anything I wanted, you would find me in the Florida Keys soaking up some rays, painting fish and drinking key lime martinis.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2012
Welcome to my shop! While the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku is my main trade, I enjoy creating jewelry, frames and other crafty items as well. I welcome any opportunities for custom creations. Please message me with any ideas or requests!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I prefer immediate payment though PayPal.
I do accept other forms of payment. Please note that your item will not be shipped until all payment is received.

If you are local, please message me if you prefer pickup to avoid shipping costs.
I am often set up at art events in the area.
Shipping
I will ship your item(s) within two days of purchase. Most sales are able to be shipped within the same day or the very next business day. I used USPS First Class (Domestic) whenever available to guarantee you receive your item the same week of your order.

I am happy to ship Internationally. Please contact me for a quote on a specific item. I will take care of customs, etc.