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Something that started as something more humble but decided to grow a bit in scale C:. This is my half of a trade with the very patient and lovely hawaiianstile who made me a beautiful and extremely dangerous sharktooth pendant (and there's really no safe way of storing it, I discovered =D!). Since Keone loves to dive, I knew I wanted to depict his character under water from the start but I just never knew what I wanted to do. As always this started with a bunch of waffling about in photoshop..I got a bit carried away with this piece, but I hope you enjoy it ^_^. I am habitually slow with art trades and hence why I usually don't take them, or if I do, request that the other party finish their half after I finish mine ;D!. The fish are Teardrop Butterflyfish which can be found in the waters around Hawaii.

size:4320x2700 at 300dpi
tools:Photoshop and wacom intuos 3
time taken:? broken up over a few days between other things
Prints: Find prints in my store at [link]
Recommended Listening: DJ Encore
Curious about seeing works in progress or random doodles or other silly artsy stuff I don't think to post elsewhere?

Welllpp follow me on my Tumblr for just that!
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MsBeesa's avatar
How does it breathe under the water?? It's amazing
Sproo-the-Wolfdeer's avatar
i love how natural EVERYTHING looks!
Zunar's avatar
Amazing work!
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Snake557's avatar
so beautiful!!
LadySerpent's avatar
People must love this one; I've seen various copies of it all over the place lately.…

Hope you're well.
penelloppe's avatar
This is one of the most beautiful pieces of art I've ever seen! Congrats!
PhotosCrystalJones's avatar
Great work !!!  =^-^=
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W17's avatar
Lovely ^_^
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J-P-S's avatar
You is Expert Congratulations!
hierbosch's avatar
No words to describe  how incredible this is!!
Oceandepth's avatar
Wow, this is AWESOME. I LOVE the light reflections!!
PukingrainbowsArts's avatar
Superb details & beautifully rendered too, this is absolutely magnificent :clap: !! 
Rozh-Fox's avatar
Holy piece!!!
RNDave's avatar
Love all your deviations, but this is my fav :+fav: :clap:
SeekingWater's avatar
this is... oh my god this is absolutely gorgeous!
Manocat's avatar
FAV PHOTO EVA! i have as a wallpaper EVERYWHERE!
lovelylollia's avatar
wow ! It's so pretty :D
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