Time to start detailing the scales on the fish. Fish look sleek and shiny, like bullets. When I paint fish, I try add some sheen to them.
The Treasure at the Top – Part 3Paintings
Now, we start working on those waterfalls some more. When I’m trying to paint an object in motion, such as the water in these falls, I try to drag my paintbrush in the direction that the motion is. That way, it gives a sense of flow to the picture.
The Treasure at the Top – Part 2Paintings
The Treasure at the Top – Part 1Paintings
Just started on my newest painting, The Treasure at the Top. My new love affair with the koi fish is still as strong as ever, and I hadn’t painted a picture of these big, beautiful, vibrant carp in a little while.
The title will make more sense as I complete more of this painting. Trust me!
Riding on Top of Charlie the Magic CarpIllustrations
Did you know that, with the koi fish, there’s a waterfall motif that represents the majesty and strength of this carp? That’s kinda what I was going for with this picture.
What do Charlie’s magical bubbles do? A comic might reveal that…
Riding on CharlieSketches
Charlie is nowhere near as huge and heavy and Ed, being a koi fish. But, riding him is an experience like no other! This (soon-to-be) bright and colorful koi fish has no problem swimming in any lake, even if they’re near nuclear power plants!
On a side note, when I sketch out my drawings, I often use harder pencils like 2H. This way, I don’t smudge the paper as much while I’m drawing.
Part 2 – Dragon FishPaintings
Part 2 of completing Dragon Fish. Enjoy!
Part 1 – Dragon FishPaintings
Did you know that koi fish can sell for >$1 million in Japan? It’s not surprising. These are easily the most beautiful members of the carp family. Going by what I’ve read about ancient Japanese folklore, koi fish could transform into dragons, as evidenced by the “whiskers” on their faces.
Plus, they remind me of the beloved pet goldfish that I had in Kindergarten! Whether they’re sharks or koi, I’m a sucker for fish. Simply amazing creatures that come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, almost like underwater birds. A fish’s intelligence and cognition are very impressive, too.
Music Credit: Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio