Today I learned of the recent discovery that the Opah fish is the first fish known to be warm-blooded! Upon doing a search for images of this fish, I was blown away by its enormous size, bright coloration, and polka-dotted pattern. It looks as though Wes Anderson invented it! So, in the spirit of excitement at this recent discovery I decided to paint one. Mine is one twenty-sixth the size that these deep-water fish can grow to be, which is 2 meters long!

After a quick initial pencil sketch I painted with gouache. Here is how Opah turned out, and some pictures of the process below. :)

I wish everyone a great Friday evening and a wonderful weekend! Opah!