In case it isn’t obvious by now, I love fish. I’m a fish keeping enthusiast. Any thing water bound. It’s a rather lonely hobby. I was happy to complete this without any reference. I did, however, use a commercial brush set to do the watercolor background. Had I watercolors or a scanner at the time I would have loved to have just made my own. But without my own resources, I had to pay for some. And LACE! Look at the lace! I had such joy working on that for some reason. Total of 10 hours in Photoshop with a Wacom intuos3 tablet.