This was the daily challenge for June 14. I don't usually join in these challenges, and there are several of them each year. I like the prompts but inevitably I know I will fall behind, and then feel like a failure. And then it's no fun. It's not so much the daily drawing that defeats me, but the daily posting and finding something interesting to write about. Weekly challenges are more my speed. But this particular challenge "Draw a fish" grabbed my interest, and I chose to draw a koi because I like their graceful lines and pronounced scales. Apparently lots of other people like that too because when searching for images via Google I found lots of tattoo designs based on koi - one woman had a tattoo that covered her entire side from her hip to her shoulder. It was truly spectacular. I found drawing all the scales an almost sen-like experience, you know, when you get into "the zone" where there is nothing but you and the paper and the lines. It's a simple sketch, but it's really why I enjoy drawing so much.
Watercolor and ink in the hand.book sketchbook.