I hand rendered a koi fish then vectorized it in illustrator. After having one done in full color I decided to continue with a series of koi fish. I like the symbolism associated with koi fish, in that they swim upstream against the current and ones that are able to overcome adversity and swim up a powerful waterfall evolves into a dragon. I take each new challenge and newly learned skill set as a step towards becoming a more well rounded designer. These pieces can be stand alone posters or applied to other products such as the pillows showcased. I applied the designs to the pillows in photoshop.