Dover stickers

I used stickers from Dover Little Activity books to make a pirate scene. The pirate comes from Pirate Stickers, and the illustration was originally done by Steven James Petruccio. 

The spider comes from Spider Stickers, artwork by Lisa Bonforte. The octopus is a sticker I found at a zine store in Tacoma called the Nearsighted Narwhal.  

The fish I painted was one I saw in the Tacoma Deception Pass zoo. It is a banggai cardinalfish, which originates in the Banggai islands of Indonesia. In the wild it is endangered, but has become a popular aquarium fish. One interesting behavior it exhibits is that males keep the eggs in their mouths for some time after mating.