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Fishing in the City
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By geckokid   |   Watch
Published: August 22, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 geckokid
I have had this idea in my head for so long now, finally got motivated to start working on it, took me 2 days to paint all this, based on a photo I took in Hong Kong. I plan to paint a series of this style... they are all in my head... it's like a short story...

I am quite happy about how it has turned out, and it's also the first time ever for me to paint such detailed stuff! Painting the underwater surface is a big challenge as well.

100% photoshop with a few photo references taken by myself. Hope you like it! This resized version doesn't show the detail much, but just FULL VIEW IT thank you!

Thanks `niteangel for the suggestion of the nemos included in the painting otherwise this painting will be killing you with blue colour overdose :P

Progress and Details here: [link]

OMG i got a DD. ._. Thank you very much nighty and everyone for liking this piece! here's the 1600x1200 wallpaper version: [link] and thanks again! :D :heart: sorry if i can't reply to the comments but there are so many! lol

04/11/2006: I have done a little bit of modification to the painting, added a layer of water, tuned the colour etc, and a new frame, hope you'd like it. oh and sorry about the popping up! (if there is one?)
Image size
1024x768px 414.79 KB
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 21, 2003, 8:37:52 AM
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just-LisHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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VSheeva Artist
AMAzing artwork!!
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MillisecondHobbyist Writer
I'll add my voice to the hundreds; lovely work, such an atmospheric piece of art :+fav: The way the light plays throughout the city is such a joy to look at!
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ArtPupil4Student Digital Artist
Awesome!! Great work!
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Dystatic-StudioProfessional Digital Artist
"I was once, loving the Pearl of The East, and now it sunk. May the precious memory melts with life and history."

It never get old to see such amazing art, and the literal truth which the pearl is came from the sea; once it was returned, so the Hong Kong too.
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Els236Hobbyist Photographer
cool as.
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Conscious-dreamerStudent Filmographer
This is very good :)
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Very nice work. I am considering trying some Matte painting with my art work. any suggestions?
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Cathy86Professional Traditional Artist
amazing :heart:
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what a shocker man :wow: Too awesome :clap:
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ken1171Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic image, it's very eye-catching! :D
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wow, this is unbelievable! great work!
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mmthankyou. i can't get enough of this pic. the depth is mesmerizing. i can't actually feel many pictures, but here are the currents and eddies, the coolness of deep water, the light of a temperate sun shining to these clear depths.
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Dreamorchid78Professional General Artist
I have featured you here [link] and also put you in this [link] news article. Your work is truly amazing. :D
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So visually intriguing! Blue is my favorite color, so perhaps I find this even more appealing! :)
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I have to say that your beautiful work of art has just inspired me. Thank you. Your amazing you truly have an amazing and very rare talent. To be able to make such wonderful art in so many different forms is absolutely incredible! Much love to you and your work!
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I love this piece because I am one to be drawn to apocalyptical pieces. When the skyscrapers are submerged and become the basis of a coral reef, when human impact is finally considered "good," a day when life is totally different. I just like that, and this piece conveys those thoughts perfectly.
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AndrewToPhotographyHobbyist Photographer
Stunning :wow:
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