Goooooood Monday morning friends! I’m really hoping this little rainbow betta fish drawing makes your day just a little bit brighter…whether or not these guys exist! 🙂

Rainbow Betta Fish Drawing

You might have seen the EduDigi I posted just this Saturday – it was a digi bundle in which you receive two fish digis and a PDF with lots of info about the BlueGreen (BG) Copic marker group. Whether it’s the images or the education portion that appeal to you, I wanted to say thank you for your purchases of these the last few weeks! I had no idea how successful they were going to be!


When one of my Instagram followers made the suggestion, my little creative insides lit UP! I had been on a creative meltdown and needed some inspiration. I was faced with piles of to-do’s and no mojo…but when she suggested betta fish, I just had to create them. And then when I started drawing them, I knew I wanted to do a Magical Monday betta fish drawing with them, too. Enjoy the video below or click HERE to watch on YT….and come back to read more about it below and tell me what you think.

Something you might want to know….off to the side of my workspace, there were more markers. GREYS.

The original thought was to do an undercoat of these bright colors, then go in and give them that gorgeous deep dark color on top so the color acted like a sheen of reflected light. All the betta fish I had as a kid were either red and black or mostly black, and that’s what I thought I’d do. But then….I started really loving that undercoat.


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The size on this piece is about 5×7 for the fish – and zooming in, you can see the coloring isn’t perfection. (I thought about not giving you close shots, but it’s an educational moment!) But I decided to leave the marker strokes once I fell in love with the rainbow color, too. I thought it added to that playful swishiness!
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Another question I may get – how did I print the drawing? I’ve created a digital stamp tutorial that’ll show you how to work with digis in Word – with additional tips on creating multi-image compositions like this one, and making them a light grey like this as well. Click HERE for that tutorial!

DigiStamp Tutorial



Hope you enjoyed my rainbow betta fish drawing – be sure to leave me a link on this post if you try doing this yourself!