So I decided to toss the old pencils out the window and buy some proper ones. This is the first test with my fancy new Derwent Inktense pencils. I like them already.
I thought I'd draw a portrait of my favourite Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), affectionately called Stinky. I've drawn him several times before, but this time I seem to have gotten that Mucha exhibition I went to see a few weeks ago on the brain.
Dear old Stinky was a true gentleman among bettas and my first Siamese fighting fish. He was the biggest and frankly the most gorgeous fighter I've ever seen. He didn't bother the females or other smaller fish, but never hesitated to drive off any rival male who dared to appear (in the form of a mirror) with a fantastic show of fins and gills. He passed away many years ago, but I still remember him fondly.
Prints now available!
- professionally printed glossy photographic prints
- size 20x27 cm (8x10,5 in)
- price US$15 + shipping
Send me a note if you're interested! If you'd like a different size (at least 30x40 cm - 11,8x15,7 in is possible), let me know and I'll look into it.