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How to draw Koi Fish in Adobe Fresco

Koi fish in Adobe fresco

One of you guys requested I make a tutorial on how to draw Koi fish in Adobe Fresco. So, in this tutorial, we will learn to draw a couple of koi fishes with watercolor and pixel brushes.


If you want to know how I bring my color palette into fresco, watch the beginning of this video.

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Here’s how to draw koi fish in Adobe Fresco

  • Let’s start by choosing a canvas that’s the size of a small postcard.
  • Bring in the color palette and the sketch provided above.
  • We will be using 3 brushes for this tutorial:
    • Watercolor Flat brush, size and flow set to maximum
    • Belgian Comics
    • Soft round opacity
  • Start making the background by using the blues. Let the colors mix and give light and dark areas to the background.
  • Now select the Koi fish and paint using the oranges and black.
  • Use selection tool again to make the tail.
  • Add shadows using a slightly darker orange and white.
  • Your painting is ready!

If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

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