The Black Crappie and the Rock Bass are closely related, both ranging throughout the United States. These were caught in Upstate New York. They are painted true to size.
Rock Bass are warm water fish, This one was caught and released in Lake Adirondack in upstate New York. Pastels are a really good media when depicting the vibrant nuances of shiny, scaly fish, much easier for me to control than watercolor. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1079279