I went to a Koi show today and watched the koi. They are rather comical. The way they swim and try to interact with you. Even if they are just trying to get you to feed them it is endearing when they come right up to you and look you square in the eyes.
I love the way their fins push the water back and forth. They look like ribbons of gossamer floating in water.
The bright blue tanks make even the plain fish look magical. They had all sizes too… There was a koi there that weighed at least 40 lbs.
I’m going to take my sketch book tomorrow and see if I can sketch some of the unusal markings.