This is mainly a watercolor. I did use some acrylic and gel pens for shimmer, but the scan didn't showcase it. The inspiration?....Bettas. the prospect of a challenge also. I have a strange adversion to drawing the human form. I chose to step outside of my box (so to speak) to work outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to celebrate the female form in its 'natural' state. I see too many artificial looking women and feel it is not healthy for the psyche, or confidence of most 'average' women. I am personally a full figured woman, and I have struggled all my life trying to fit the proverbial mold. It is sad to to me, to feel as though the 'Average Woman' are denied the right to be sensual, and sexual, just because we do not fit this narrow criteria made by the commercial markets. Beauty should never be defined...nature surely isn't. Everyone is special, and unique, therefore...Beautiful.