I love it when koi ponds are really dark and black and there are leaves floating on the surface. And then a little orange speckled face drifts out of the leaf shadow. c:
(I also love it when koi are not very graceful. There was a pond I was staring at in a mall once that was surrounded by some kind of leafy decoration plant. The plants that grew too close to the water were getting obnoxiously eaten and tattered.)
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8DDaniel Smith watercolor
Arches 140lb cold press
Fish was done separately in ink on cold press and then inverted and overlaid in photoshop.