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November 1, 2011
The Deep by ~by MissNysha
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The Deep



Edit: Ahh! Thank you for the DD!

Time for something a little different! :D

I've been wanting to illustrate a simplified ocean creature image for some time now, ever since I heard this Monterey Bay Aquarium-like song: [link] Radiohead's Treefingers totally sounds like the same ambient music played in the Aquarium's exhibits! It just has the feeling of "The DEEP".

So, since I'm interning at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Image Resource department, I sort through and edit a bunch of photography, and the other day I chanced upon this one tiny and grainy photo of a shark looming headfirst towards the camera - I thought it was a pretty cool image and that it would look even better as a wallpaper.

So that pic was the inspiration for this piece - all reconstructed from memory (body is more filled out here - the pic was pretty much just head-tail shark lol), and with a bunch of fish and bubbles added too. XD I dunno what species of shark I painted though... Dreamy shark to go along with that music!

Finished this in a few hours, on my b-day. Photoshop CS2 and Wacom Intuos 3. Original size is 3000px wide. 3 colors used for the bg gradient, and only 2 (the highlight and shadow) used to color everything else. Any other colors you see were created via blending modes. (And no vectors this time either!)

Painting style and text inspiration from Apofiss :iconapofiss: :D

Art copyright me. All rights reserved. Personal desktop use only.
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Feath3rFace's avatar
lovely and atmospheric, good stuff :D