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A Koi Among the Stars

By whitefantom
"Flying must be like swimming in the sky," the little koi thought, and dreamed he swam among the stars.

In an illustration class a while back, we were given a project to illustrate a children's book cover; we also had to come up with the name of the book, following a structure like "A Fly in the Ointment" or "A Bull in a China Shop." I came up with the title "A Koi Among the Stars," and originally did this illustration in watercolor. Being primarily a digital artist, I was never happy with that original watercolor, so I ended up repainting it digitally and I'm very happy with how it came out. How can you not love that little guy? :-)

You can get this cute little koi on a number of items in my Zazzle store, including T-shirts, mousepads, and prints.

See details at 100% here.

October 2008, Corel Painter IX.
(You can see the original--and very sloppily-done--watercolor here.)
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