As you may already know, my Inktober this year featured the theme of fishes and sea creatures. You can view all series on my Instagram page. Here I want to share some t-shirt designs with these new prints.
Koi (featured on cover image) – one of the most popular fish species. Beautiful and friendly, they can be nice pets. Interesting, that in Japanese this word simply means “carp”. Also this word in Japanese is a homophone for another word that means “love”. That’s why koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan. Lettering on the image says “#9 Precious” – that was the official prompt for the day 9. I removed and replaced this lettering on the prints.
Arowana – one of the rarest and most expensive aquarium fishes. Its original habitat is tropical freshwater. This is also one of the ancient fish species. Platinum or Snow White Arowana has no color on its scales due to a very rare genetic mutation, that makes it so unique and valuable. I chose to draw this fish for the prompt “expensive”. For this drawing I used all my instruments: liner, brushpen, ink with pen and brush + later I colored and finalized it digitally 🙂
Boxfishes (Ostraciidae family) are so strange and look a bit funny. As the name suggests, they are box-shaped 🙂 This family also includes Trunkfishes and Cowfishes, also featured on my image. I made a drawing of these fishes a bit in cartoon style and tried to emphasise their angular shapes. I colored this print digitally to make it look more bright and cheerful:)