My third India ink sketch:
In Japanese mythology, Koi are the beginnings of dragons. The first dragon sprang from koi that struggled for 100 years to swim up a towering waterfall. At last, with a heroic leap, a single koi reached the top of the falls. The Gods smiled down in approval and transformed the exhausted koi into a shining golden dragon. He spends his days chasing pearls of wisdom across the skies of the vast and eternal heavens. Whenever another koi finds the strength and courage to leap up the falls, he or she too becomes a heavenly dragon. Koi represent endurance and perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.