It Snuck up on Me!

I was surprised that today is October 1st already!! and that means the Inktober Challenge is off and running! The Inktober Challenge provides a prompt for each day of the month of October. It challenges people to produce a drawing a day. I’m going to take up this challenge and I hope you enjoy the strange and wonderful items that will be drawn.

The first word on the list is: FISH

I used an ink pen and water soluble coloured inks. I thought that when I add water on top, it would produce a nicely, merging coloured effect.

The Spotted handfish is a rare, bottom-dwelling Australian fish and is classified as Critically Endangered. It is endemic to Tasmania, Australia, and is found in parts of the Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry, Ralphs and North West Bays.

It is a small, slow moving fish which looks like it is walking on its pectoral and pelvic fins rather than swimming. They live in shallow waters and eat small molluscs, crustaceans and marine worms.

The Spotted handfish is one of the most endangered species of fish in the world. I’ve attached a couple links below if you’d like to read about the conservation efforts, support the handfish and/or learn more about them.

https://www.threatenedspecieslink.tas.gov.au/Pages/Spotted-Handfish.aspx

https://www.derwentestuary.org.au/species/spotted-handfish/

I added water and lost a lot of the detail which I subsequently went back and added
and there it is … my first Inktober drawing of 2020

Thanks for visiting, from PJ Paintings

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