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Original: Goldfish Pirates
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Published: January 13, 2009
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More randomness. I believe my thoughts went something along the lines of "Flying whales are neat. Flying mecha whales are even neater. Though a flying mecha whale on its own is a little dull. Clearly there needs to be mecha goldfishes too."

I did the sketch, then decided that the goldfish would be really fun to model in 3D (I've been doing a few 3D projects lately, for practice). It took a full day to model and texture, but hey, it was fun and I learned a lot in the process.

The whale and riders were painted, and the goldfish needed a fair amount of painting-over to make them fit the environment.


Time: 3D - 7 hours
Painting - 5 hours
Tools: Maya, Photoshop CS3, Wacom Intuos Tablet
Image size
1097x552px 184.32 KB
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MorozDaLisa's avatar
JoJoJofi this is right up your alley.
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Sasujonedward|Professional Digital Artist
awesome awesome job Love it!
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AnimatorDesigner|Professional Filmographer
This is very nice work - especially the 3D stuff :]

You are one excellent concept artist
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ZuzuCovert|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a dream last night. I was in a place that looked like skyrim and I started collecting things and put them all in a crappy wagon because I couldn't carry it all, then I saw a giant wooden blue whale flying over me. I was dumb founded and amazing. I could hear it was made of wood and it drifted/swam overhead, And I thought to myself "my self goal in to steal that ship!! I was able to see it twice before I woke up. It made me want to cry it was so beautiful. :tears:
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FreakofFantasyNature's avatar
Atlantis(the movie) lol
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Raze-n-Burn's avatar
Fantastic concept and execution!
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ectoborge|Professional General Artist
The title caught my attention then the wale
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jc-wiseman's avatar
I see a sick movie and even fresher novelization in this pic
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Nix501st|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome
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SeleneTheWerewolf's avatar
Thats really awesome and I love the concept
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catacutan95's avatar
I gotta say, yer creativity deeply amuses me. Don't really see much people come up with such magnificently farfetched things like this anymore. In fact, I think I'm gonna fave it now.
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Johnjacobjinkl's avatar
Awesome! You're right, mecha whales are pretty kick ass.
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kpqj's avatar
WHAT THE... WOW!!! XD
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marcuswhitehaven's avatar
All we need is steampunk Ahab.
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Elinewton's avatar
WOW!! Thats amazing!!
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Psycho-Llama|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is both bad-ass and hilarious! Truly original, I've never seen a flying mecha whale before. This absolutely tickles the imagination!

I like how you modelled the goldfish in 3D and then painted over it, I should really try doing that! Absolutely gorgeous picture! If I had money, I would love to buy this print. It's the perfect medley of childhood dreams and space pirate adventure!
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DBRv6's avatar
lol great imaginations and great results!
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LAS-T's avatar
thats some gnarley stuff right there ^_^
Cheers:beer:
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joelosito|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very original idea!
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MeganElf|Hobbyist General Artist
aha love the train of thought that brought this to creation!! "flying mecha wales are even neater"!!! made me laugh. :D

Nicely done! And you're right... flying whales are neat... :hug:
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This is totally awesome!
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