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A Christmas Coral

By Chromattix
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Tired of the same old, cold, snowy Christmas depictions? that's such a Northern Hemisphere tradition and so for the first time I will salute the season on behalf of my own half of the globe most of which are enjoying balmy Summer weather as always in December :sun: Combine that with the fact I've wanted to do a coral reef scene for ages and this is the result...A Christmas Coral :fish:

I scraped getting my annual Christmas deviation done on time this year, finishing only days before the day itself and was even forced to neglect some commissions along the way to get it finished on time :work: either that or I would have had to put it off for another year! :ohnoes:

Can you believe the corals in this are actually ornaments from my own fish tank? Yep, normally I'm not really into photo-manipulation but it's not like I had enough time to paint or 3D-model all that from scratch anyway, plus I thought since they were my photo's of my corals, it still makes it mine anyway :deviation: The Fish are all rendered out of Vue, most a resource from Cornucopia 3D but that's the only outside stock I used. The Jellyfish, stingray and Starfish-star were made from scratch by me though :) Put in mixed media since I used a bit of everything in terms of programs and methods of creation here :painter:

Happy Holirays! ;)

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I am interested in this piece for a children's book I have written. Please email me if this piece is still available. Thank you so much.

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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist

I think it might be. No-one's asked to use this one in a long time.

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Oh, that's such a beautiful idea, so peaceful and inspiring ! I love it ! Wonderful work ! Fish 
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Sorry for the delay, I need only one big to print. Nothing more. We want to decorate our travel-agency with a nice xmas tree on the window.
Best regards, Janine
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Hello, Is it possible that I can buy it like a jpg? I need to print it here in Germany 230 x 130 cm.
Thank you and warm regards from Germany
Janine
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on how many have to be printed. I think someone else has a temporary license on this (don't have the time to check for it now)Z that may forbid mass printing or selling.
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Zlata-PetalHobbyist Photographer
This work is submitted:xmas: Patrick (Happy Happy Xmas) :xmas: Spongebob (Happy Happy Xmas)  in my Xmas Journal , great work :+fav:
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Woo! Spongebob and Patrick :w00t: Thanks for the feature :)
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nishagandhiHobbyist Digital Artist
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Your work is featured in my blog here :)
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Savi'n the best for last eh :eyes: Thanks for featuring :)
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nishagandhiHobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :)
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AtelierCHobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen a Christmas tree like that! How beautiful and inspiringMisc Emoji-11 (Stars) [V1] 
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Can I buy this print?
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, just click "buy this print" and it'll come up with options for what size you want, what border, what printing surface (paper, canvas, etc) and so-on for you to choose whichever one suits you and your budget best. Once your'e happy then just check out (I can't guarantee it will get there before Christmas though since deviantART does the packaging and shipping, not me)
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ArtofAnnRavenshieldProfessional Traditional Artist
So beautiful!!! 
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What a fantastically beautiful work! I love the wonderful idea!
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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FerdieLoveHobbyist Photographer
This is so Beautiful and Genius. Nod 
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Mithras90Hobbyist Photographer
Will seriously consider buying these as cards and sending them to very special friends.  
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Mithras90Hobbyist Photographer
So clever.  I would definitely send this as a Christmas Card (and definitely credit the author.)
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ChromattixHobbyist Digital Artist
Well I do have this one available for purchase as greeting cards ;)
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