I have the watercolor pan out, and it’s so easy to just pull out a sheet of paper and get going. It’s one perpetual poolside of koi drawing. I am shamelessly drawing and redrawing the same picture. I am hypnotizing myself with koi! Or perhaps the koi hypnotize me. Il faut refaire la même chose dix fois cent fois has become moveable feast. I can do the koi pond anytime I sit down at the kitchen table, and I can carry drawings about with me and work at them other places too.
The watercolor pan is my studio. The watercolor pan is my koi pond.
This one’s kind of a doodle sheet. I have a larger koi pond on a sheet of fine French watercolor paper that I’ve gridded up nicely to keep the koi under control. But this pond sprang up on Southworth “Connoisseur Collection” fancy 100% cotton, premium weight Business Paper (cream-colored). A box comes with 250 sheets. Potentially that’s a lot of doodled koi. In between sessions working on the big one, I sometimes feel the pull of making a new one. Hence, these doodles.
I do them for fun. They are like humming.