Fine art illustration of an Arapaima (Arapaima gigas.)
The Arapaima was completed on 12.4.2012. I recall seeing one of these massive fish at the old California Academy of Sciences building (once temporarily housed on Howard Street in San Francisco) and since then I intended to draw one. I thought a collection of animals of the flooded Amazon Rainforest would make for a good theme and decided this was a good time to draw one. The subject was pretty fun to draw, although not perhaps the most colorful one. The drawing is based on a photo by Tere Y Pedro.