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Hell or High Water
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Published: September 7, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Biffno
A new painting based off the idiom "Hell or high water."
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Macintosh
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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-c6h6Hobbyist Photographer
I like your literal interpretation. Beautiful painting!
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AengelWolflareHobbyist Writer
me say as little comment next to icon say:
me no forget to leabe a comment...

sabeR, sabeR
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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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TempestErikaProfessional 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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awesome picture. super creepy but quiet feel to it. and i love how you do water
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s-leenHobbyist 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-StudiosHobbyist General Artist
Paddle faster! Paddle faster! PADDLE FASTER!!!
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KipperMayStudent 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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wow, you actually painted a dream I once had! beautiful
ton-dieu-noir's avatar
Beautifully executed, wonderful composition, I love that it feels like it has a story to tell. Well done!
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namebadge11Student Digital Artist
Creepy, cool, and as always expertly executed.
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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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I love the picture, but I hate jellyfish :D
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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 General Artist
Love the colors you used for the water! Looks really convincing!! An aquatic hell seems terrifying to me!
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Look at the ripples in the water! WOW!!!! This looks like fun ;D
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catelee2uHobbyist General Artist
Sums it up, really well done!
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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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