No, I'll totally confess to experimenting. But I also wanted it to be special, something about him passing on, being well remembered. I honestly didn't plan it when I started, it just kind of happened. But I figured it could be a symbol of passing on, like he's beyond a mere mortal fish now. And I added gems because he's a dragon scale, and dragons and gems....it kind of all tumbled together as I did it.
I almost left the white on his dorsal as the only addition, but I felt that made it seem a little like a hat...so I did it to the dorsal in a sort of crescent shape (cuz I like crescents) and to even it out a bit.
And if you reeeeaally wanna stretch it, I may have been inspired about my plans for a 'snowflake' fish in the future.
In any case, I'm glad you like it. ^^ I always loved Ares, he was gorgeous and a community favourite (or at least in my opinion).
And of course, once a copy sells, you and Sena will receive free physical copies free of shipping.