Koi Ranks for Mahjong game

Here are some koi illustrations I did in 2003 for the online game Mahjong developed at Pogo.com, where I currently work. These fish are 'ranks'. When you move up a level in the game, you earn a fish. I illustrated many more (like 20 in all), but only saved these samples for myself. I did the line work with black india ink on rice paper, then scanned the line work and painted them in Painter software using the watercolor brush. The effect could just as easily be done 100% traditional, but since these were for work, they needed to be digital. I enjoyed experimenting with this technique and, incidentally, love the game!