Queen Angelfish

The Queen Angelfish is one of the most striking of all angelfish. Vibrant yellow and electric sapphire-blue highlights give the Queen Angelfish an almost iridescent appearance. It has a dark spot on the forehead surrounded by bright blue. The dorsal and pelvic fins are elongated. Not a good reef dweller, the Queen Angelfish is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. It can be aggressive, so it must be introduced to the community tank last. I need to review my colors and get a much brighter, electric blue for these tropical images. The sketch is a quick pencil sketch for proportions and then direct to watercolor without ink. Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-02-16 Queen Angelfish


2 thoughts on “Queen Angelfish

  1. lindabeachstudio February 20, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Beautiful color! You are having fun with watercolor and it shows.


  2. waynejacques February 21, 2016 / 6:02 am

    Thanks Linda. It is fun doing these colorful beauties.


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