I am having so much fun with this little project. Actually, it is not such a little project and I wish that I had kept a record of time spent on him; I think it is running to a considerable number of hours already.
The body is covered in scales. There are two types of scale on his back and a third kind on his belly.
The scales are essentially the same; they all have an ‘anchor’ bead in ‘V’ between preceding scales that is surrounded by 3 rows of seed beads. The scales are worked in rows either side of the back fin, down the sides and under his belly, meeting up at the bottom centre.
As much as I am enjoying this, I was getting a little bored of scales in the end and am pleased to have finished them so that I can move onto his face.