The nearest thing I can liken to drawing is the process of learning to play a musical instrument. There are many similarities. With the koi, I am currently learning to play a new piece. This new piece is more difficult than some of the ones I’ve played in the past; consequently it’s taking many more practice sessions just to learn the basic parts. I have to know where to put my fish, and as regular readers know they are very slippery fellows.
I did another study today. It reminded me of violin sessions when I learn the fingering of a new piece. You learn where to put your fingers to perform a piece in an optimal way, or in this case you learn where to put your fish.
I was using the point and shoot method (not to be confused with shooting fish in a barrel). I think the contour of the fish goes “here.” That’s where I put it. And, oh, afterwards from my lips the “oopsies” are wont to fly!