The lionfish is one of the most venomous fish on the ocean floor. Lionfish have venomous dorsal spines that are used purely for defense. When threatened, the fish often faces its attacker in an upside down posture which brings its spines to bear. However, a lionfish's sting is usually not fatal to humans. If a human is envenomed, that person will experience extreme pain, and possibly headaches, vomiting, and breathing difficulties.
I started another watercolour this weekend of a wild looking lion fish, one of Mike's images from the Weekend Drawing Event on WetCanvas.
Still using the masa paper and batik-like effect, I have been adding to it in bits and pieces while I work on some cats as well. The jumble of fin patterns is a bit confusing so I'm taking my time with this and referring a lot to the reference image.