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Catchaser 3000 by Loopydave Catchaser 3000 by Loopydave
Was most fortunate to be asked to write a chapter for the upcoming Digital Painting Techniques Vol. 4 so I painted this as a tutorial piece to demonstrate my approach, painting metals, liquids, calculating reflections and yes, illustrating psychotic pets.

Do not build one of these at home... water and electricity together are not your friend.

Pencil sketch, painted in photoshop.
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:iconaciddmaus23:
aciddmaus23 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wicked
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Professional
Cheers!
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:icondalintyman:
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
I see the Prussian military tradition is alive and well.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional
Haha! Indeed!
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
sooooooooooooooooooooo cute
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Professional
Thank you so muchly!
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
very welcomed
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Apr 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I once created an EXTREMELY similar goldfish character who also moved around on land in a fish bowl, with two control sticks inside, atop a machine controlled by the fish - but I drew that when I was 7, haha, so I didn't draw the machine part with THAT much detail! Looking at this is like having an adult professional artist realise my childhood character in its full glory. :XD: Man I'm getting the nostalgic feels.

Well, I'm kinda an adult now, but still. :XD: Love the rendering! :happybounce:
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Professional
Clearly great minds think alike ;)... even if you were 7 at the time. Glad I could inadvertently realise your childhood drawing :D

Cheers!
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:iconanno78:
anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Can't think of any puns, which is shocking, and could lead to a catastrophe.

You have got serious talent.  I salute you.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional
Haha! I was raised on a diet of puns and bad jokes... probably shows in my work ;)
Thanks for the Salute too... not often I get one of those!
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:iconanno78:
anno78 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
You deserve it, your work is purrfect (sorry).
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:iconcaptain-paulo:
Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional
Thanks Captain-Paulo!
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:iconceeaybee:
CeeAyBee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!  Bravo!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional
Cheers man!
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:icondragonkingofthestars:
so i suppose this is a, (puts on sunglasses) fish tank.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional
Haha! Nice work there!
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:iconkingratbae:
KingRatBae Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of "my goldfish is evil" so cool
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Thanks! I have a goldfish in the house, and its DEFINITELY evil :D
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:iconkingratbae:
KingRatBae Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I had an evil goldfish once...idk what happened to it
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:iconbittermelon74:
Bittermelon74 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Thank you kind sir!
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:iconaidenshield:
AidenShield Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Uh-oh, Klaus has a new toy
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Clearly he likes his gadgets.... just not cats!
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:iconolegevteev:
OlegEvteev Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Nice!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconfishman0422:
fishman0422 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok that's just weird.... damn cool, but weird. Yeah I know... THAT'S what you were going for.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional
Oh? What's so weird about a maniacal goldfish driving a steampunk, electrically charged catchasing machine across the floor ;)
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:iconcapheind:
capheind Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
The helmet...
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:iconseekgr:
seekgr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!! Awesome!!!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional
We at Loopydave industries™are glad you like the Catchaser 3000. Unfortunately, due to some manufacturing problems and an unfortunate tendency to electrocute its user, we have had to temporarily take the Catchaser 3000™ off the market. In the meantime, if your goldfish is experiencing cat difficulties, we suggest other methods of control... possibly a restraining order or hiring a fish friendly dog.
Kind regards,
Loopydave Industries
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jferg45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Ha ! Nice !
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional
Its since been superseded by the Catchaser 4000, which features racing stripes, and extra reverse gear and a more stable walking mechanism ;)
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:iconjferg45:
jferg45 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
HA !! Sweeeet !! :)
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:icontakatarikuzen:
TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goldfish would love this. My cat will hate you. XD
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional
I am comfortable with both your cats hate and your goldfishes love :D
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:icontakatarikuzen:
TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You dont know my cat. Run while you still can.
XD
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Noxiihunter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome design! It made me laugh :D The little anti kitty flag and the little kitty food prints >.<  I really love how you rendered out the materials here. The light through the water in the shadow is beautiful ( as is every thing else!) Shocked 
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional
Thanks Michelle... appreciate the kind words and taking the time to leave a comment. Oh, and for laughing at the goldfish... he takes himself soooo seriously, he needs to be reminded that its not all about hunting cats and he should take the time to laugh as well ;)
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:iconmadjackreed:
MadjackReed Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
hilarious! Being a cat-lover this made my day to see this lol Great work!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional
Just don't show it to your cat though :D
Cheers!
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mg1342mg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Out-flipping-standing. I, for one, bow to my new goldfish overlord.

The pickelhaube really is an excellent touch. Mortem feles!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional
Thanks man... and nice bit of latin there! :D
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:iconmolla91:
molla91 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
super cool! :D <3
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional
Glad you like!
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:iconcoalminds:
coalminds Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work makes me want to get back into full color stuff. Great rendering on the various textures here.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional
Thanks - and glad I can help there... as long as I haven't inspired you to build robotic fish bowls to help you with your plans of world domination or anything.
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bigtanks369 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding, no moggie would be safe with this fishy fiend about!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional
Indeed :D
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