A fish out of water

This fish is a little work in progress, for use, unless I change my mind, with a poem by physicist Yukawa Hideki. (In a previous life I was a PhD student in Japanese history, working on a study of Japanese scientists… He was my favorite.)

My plan is to somehow make the fish look like she’s under water. The little circles will be pebbles.

Here’s where my lack of art education shows — I’m afraid of doing the watercolor part of the etegami. I’m not sure how to do it.

Any advice appreciated!