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Hell or High Water by Biffno Hell or High Water by Biffno
A new painting based off the idiom "Hell or high water."
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WyrdWillow Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Love the concept!
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Starilsign Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
The literal take is quite interesting, and terrifying!
The picture is gorgeous, especially your colouring. The girl's expression is great, and the water effects are excellent!

Did you base some of the monsters off those terrifying deep sea creatures?
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Benzene-c6h6 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your literal interpretation. Beautiful painting!
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AengelWolflare Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
me say as little comment next to icon say:
me no forget to leabe a comment...

sabeR, sabeR
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AquaticMonsterBear Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Oh my god i found creep the hell out if I was in this situation.. I've always been afraid of something grabbing me in the water ever since I was little
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Scapegoat999 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Love this!
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TempestErika Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I had a real emotional connection with this painting when I saw it. It doesnt happen very often, but once in a while I come across an artwork that is able to encompase so perfectly the way my life is at a given moment. That is what this image is for me. Also I love your work. :)
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brandonald Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
awesome picture. super creepy but quiet feel to it. and i love how you do water
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ningnomaningnong Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Man...tense aye. lol
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s-leen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this! it really gives me a feeling of being overwhelmed and the nervousness of just barely getting by.
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Chobittsu-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Paddle faster! Paddle faster! PADDLE FASTER!!!
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KipperMay Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oy. exquisitely creepy. this is what i should just show people when they don't understand why the ocean gives me shudders...
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:iconnamib-muse:
Namib-muse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist
wow, you actually painted a dream I once had! beautiful
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ton-dieu-noir Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional
Beautifully executed, wonderful composition, I love that it feels like it has a story to tell. Well done!
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namebadge11 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Creepy, cool, and as always expertly executed.
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TheIronShoes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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cocoajaee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Wow, this is very unique and detailed. It fits the idiom very well and it's like the painting could just continue on and the tentacles and fish could come alive and pounce. Awesome job.
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CivicusDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I love the picture, but I hate jellyfish :D
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shelbzter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Skills!
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d-fly Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
This picture gives me the same horribly vulnerable feeling I get when I go out on a lake in a small boat. Who knows what's beneath me? My legs are tingling just looking at this. Such a beautiful and evocative work.
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   General Artist
Love the colors you used for the water! Looks really convincing!! An aquatic hell seems terrifying to me!
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stockstouse Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Look at the ripples in the water! WOW!!!! This looks like fun ;D
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sums it up, really well done!
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toerning Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I really admire your skills with transparent media. It's extraordinary the way you can control the details so well and yet still take advantage of the amazing looseness of the medium. Really really fantastic work here!
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Ariis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my nightmare..im terrified of the water when i dont know whats under me..x_x
but great work!! :dalove: :aww:
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xByDefault Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Amazing work! :)
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JubilantShadow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
*shiver* ooooo creepy! it's very lovely!
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Fluffy0w0Demon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
She better not fall in OoO
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dwuff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
so scary, I'm terrified of open water and this really hits the right notes!
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am really liking the wide open composition. It's a good choice, and makes this feel like a book cover.
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velisianna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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TioVenom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
cool
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zelazo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing AMAZING!
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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kool
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Faurch Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
reminds me of junji ito's art... bizarre, creepy & tentacled, but with lots of beauty and effort all over it!
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pescare Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Very fun.
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ajpo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
poetic, I love your pictures emotions....
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JustBark Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Making it look like water was a nice touch as well good imagenation on the creatures. Good luck with the rest of your work.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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unfinishedtears Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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shallow1337 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dont fall off - dont fall off - dont fall off :D
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Sorena Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is the stuff nightmares are made of...at least for me. *shudder* Really great piece!
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Chedder123 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh dear god! this gives me even more reason to fear water!!

Its a very lovley painting^^ love it!
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Koriandr-star Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
When i look at it I get an impression that this what would a pond would had looked like in alice of wonderland, quite surreal.
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littleblackcloud91 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Photographer
wow, great job, the water looks soo life like,..=]
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endless-spirit Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Just like in my dreams!
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siborg626 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Probably the Realm of "Cthulhu"
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MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Intersting take on this saying.
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littlelostrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Good lord that is terrifying. Mostly because it reminds me of a really scary dream I once had. Either way though, it's fantastic! Love. :)
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Comic-Space Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
- Nice work, I love it ~
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