Started this one the other day. Got the outline on in about 2 hours I think.
Wanted to go for a bit bolder on the water and outer edges of the fish, and a bit more delicate in the scales and fins. I think the contrast reads pretty well (strong yet graceful was the idea).
Still have to add a little more water to line then we'll shade all of it grey and bright warmer colors for the koi.
The sketch at the top is what we actually worked off of. Been trying to tattoo off of sketchs as opposed to 100% inked in line drawing sometimes...