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Floating Fish by Minnhagen Floating Fish by Minnhagen
This was made for CGSociety's "Strange Behaviour" Challenge. The story goes: In vertical oriental cities, gas-filled floating fish are commonly used for cargo transport. Being very docile creatures, they normally create no fuss. They glide slowly though the crowded markets, letting themselves be steered by their drivers to their docking stations deep within the city. But then once in a while a fish panics in the narrow passages and tries to get away, shaking off the little people climbing all over it and tearing down wooden bridges and market stands. Such behaviour is considered unacceptable and most strange. This painting depicts one such event.
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Given 2008-11-09
:iconstereowaste:
stereowaste Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is gorgeous. o_o May I ask how long this took and what program you used? =o
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akeli Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   General Artist
Looks awesome :)
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ShadowFoxxx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wouldn't want those in my neighborhood! :+fav: :rofl:
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Willy-nilly Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
uh. Wow! send me a movie when you make it :)
I love that from that one frame there's a whole post-apocalyptic world, ancient past crossed with distant-future, underground rebels, new outcasts etc etc (in my mind anyway)
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catealist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
great sense of scale and perspective.well done
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:icontehpaq-man:
tehPaq-Man Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Amazing, awesome concept. There's so much going on, but it's not cluttered. I'm just speechless.
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is an amzing picture, you've really given me a feel for how enormous the fish is, and the painting seems to pull you in to a point where you'd think you really were below it. Just hoping nothing falls on you.
Wonderful picture, you did a fantastic job.
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B-A-Doyle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
oh my god. That is DT on your icon! *fangirlism*
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You bet ya, he's totally the best.
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B-A-Doyle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
*fangasm*
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Bogwoppet Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work - I love this piece -Bravo!
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:iconwoev:
woev Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Apart from all the detail and the gorgeous colors, I also love that there's a storytelling element to it. It's so much more then just a piece about floating fish. Great work! :)
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:iconthechamba:
theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
this is simply gorgeous
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:iconsid350:
sid350 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
amazing details!
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:iconcbards:
cbards Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
ah this is brilliant! one of those pics with plenty going on, a great deal to absorb all at once. very chaotic-looking.
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:iconpangie:
pangie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :heart: i love the details!
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:iconhallonnie:
Hallonnie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! :clap:
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PerjuChan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Holy CRAP
i-im speechless
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EMumford Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, I love the angle at which this is delivered. The composition is just wonderful, so many things going on but yet they all tie in with one another really gives you this feeling that you're right there watching it happen. I also enjoy how the colors keep getting warmer and brighter as it moves closer to the fish, it really helps to capture your eye and draw it in there..

Nice job! B-) Insta:+fav:
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akaCella Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
You visually created the story so beautifully and dramatically. :clap:
I love the story that you thought up, it's such an imaginative story and this painting is a colourful, vibrant, eye-opening treat to anyone who sees it. :aww:
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JGarrington Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, wouldn't fancy one of those crashing into my house. How would you explain that one to the insurance company! ^_^
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Doomguy64x2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
I have no idea. I'm not sure how many insurance agents will believe stories about giant floating cargo fish, but with a good lawyer... hey, anything's possible.
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Edgeman13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008   General Artist
Great concept, and really well realised.
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Khanie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Du är löjligt bra på det här.. vilket program använder du??
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s1lverb0a Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
exactly, well said.
but for those who don't speak english, translation?
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