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Kayak Koi by merimask Kayak Koi by merimask
This has ~nothing~ to do with masks, but I just had to share this picture. I painted this koi on my kayak yesterday in about an hour, because I thought it might be fun to have a koi on my kayak. :-)

It's my favorite kind of koi; the lucky three-colored kind. I think they're called Showa? Tansho Showa? Something like that. I used to know. I made the tail all long and fantastic like one of those dragon koi or butterfly koi or whatever the type...because it's my boat and because I can. I sketched it on there (in white paint) in about 5 minutes.

The kayak is a 12 foot Wilderness Pamlico. I love it because it's small enough to be maneuverable, but it is pretty fast and tracks straight. Very stable in the waves.

I used my favorite Liquitex paints, and when it was very dry I sealed it with a waterproof acrylic spray. I know this should last a good long time because I paint all kinds of things around the house this way (garden rocks, my mailbox, the garbage can!).

I might end up adding some Japanese-looking waves to this. Or maybe a second koi. Not sure! One thing's for sure; my kayak is going to be utterly unique! ;-)
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aetherfang Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
At the pet store we used to call them Butterfly Koi, and I always wanted one, but as I live in an apartment, a pond is out of the question. They're soooooo pretty, and I love the one you painted on there! I think you should add a second koi and the waves :D
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bonefish Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fantastic addition to your kayak! Very fitting for a boat, and the koi looks stunning against the blue background.
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Milloune Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow! Beautiful!!
Koi are so elegant!

:)
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:iconkiomaru-chan:
Yeah, except for when some have the habit of tearing out all your pond's vegetation... :]

I love them anyway!
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Milloune Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
haha!! Well no one's perfect!!!
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:iconindimew:
I came up with a name for your boat... "The Playful Koi".
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Zechira Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! :D Love the simplicity and the shading- it sort of looks like watercolor.
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Ellygator Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. Yours will be a lucky boat!
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Moonstar37 Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so sleek and professional! Awesome job!
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:iconindimew:
I want to see pictures of the rocks, mailbox, and trashcan!
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