Sometimes I pass the time with drawing, as for instance when I sit through my daughter’s orchestra rehearsals. Drawing while the orchestra practices is “my knitting.” Knitters have real knitting. Drawing is my knitting. I must say, though, it’s hard to concentrate on drawing sometimes during the rehearsals because the conductor is very entertaining. And the musicians are amazing. It’s fun to watch them at work.
But drawing is fun, too.
My koi drawing gains me an audience of my own. People are unaccustomed to seeing artists are work so whenever I draw in public I usually attract a small audience.
They come. They peer into my koi pond, frozen in time. My line and color fish are almost as entertaining as the real ones.
This particular drawing is very small, quite unlike most of the koi drawings I’ve been making lately in which the fish are nearly life size. The small scale gives them intricacy. They are every bit as loosely drawn as the larger fish, but they feel more detailed. These guys are gold fish sized.
They are guppies.