Goldfish are fun to draw: they’re all warm, vibrant colors and shiny surfaces. My mate, The Perfect Man, has 11 plump carassius auratus (aurati? what is the plural of auratus?) living happily underneath the pond plants in his water garden. Scooped from the 29-cent comet tank at our local pet store, they have grown prodigiously all summer on a diet fortified with plenty of tasty mosquitoes.
Garden Journal: Goldfish
13 Thursday Sep 2007
Posted art, botanical art, gardening, illustration, journaling, naturein
This is such a brilliantly beautiful page. Is it watercolor & ink? Would love to hear more about how you do it.
Your goldfish are much more fun to look at than for me to draw, one day I will have to show you my stick figures. 🙂 A wonderful diet of mosquitos, sounds yummy and I had no idea of their history – they can learn feeding schedules and mazes…wow.
It’s beautiful. What size is it IRL?
I love the art on your blog. This is a beautiful site.
I had no idea goldfish were trainable in any way. Amazing!
I am very much in favor of anything that eliminates mosquitos. They have become a plague where I live.
Thanks, everyone. I was impressed with the notion that goldfish have intellect, too! To answer Dharma: the Moleskine journal itself is 5 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches tall , so opened up to show both pages it is actually 10 x 8 1/4 inches.
Val, this blog is gorgeous. Are you letting the Soul Food group know when you post something new? I, for one, would pop right over to take a look.
Love these illustrations. The water garden idea is wonderful. Beautiful things to look at!
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Zac - Guy with pond plants said:
Hope you will read this, just found this page, would you draw for a water garden company? I have a website and put up a little catalog each spring. You are excellent!