When I was brainstorming ideas for my project I knew I wanted to do an animal. I decided after looking at multiple animals that I was going to do a fish. As I was looking through different species of fish I decided that I wanted to draw a betta fish. I printed out many references and started doing thumbnails. When I finally finnished my sketch I knew that I was ready to do my final. I used my references as a source of inspiration and then used some of my own ideas. I drew the fins and gills differently than my references but my ideas were inspired by the pictures. Also I added coral to the bottom to add a little bit of a back ground, this was one of my ideas. In all I used inspirations and my own ideas in this piece.