I find it so fascinating that there is such a variety of fish out there presenting a huge spectrum of shapes, colours and patterns. There's a lot you can choose from when you have an idea for a drawing or a painting. My idea was to express that fish live in constant movement, even if they are asleep, because the water around them is in movement. To do this, I made the drawing on a background created with diagonal strokes and I chose a fish that would give a contrast to it with its pattern, and yet blend in with its colour, which would suggest a certain kind of unity with its world.
"Sleeping Fish", 10x15cm, pastels on paper