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Gill the Queen of Fishes art

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At the top of a hill, in a house on the cliff
Overlooking the vast sapphire sea
Lived a lady called Gill
Regarded still, as barmy as could be...

This image is a personal piece I created based on the idea of a "mad fish woman". I thought the stereotypical image of a crazy old woman with lots of cats could be easily subverted with an interesting visual result.

Sadly whenever I tried to explain that to people they gave me rather searching looks, the kind you give a small child who's written his own name in poo on the bathroom wall. Therefore I endeavoured to give the image more meaning and penned a wee rhyme to go with it, now I can say its an illustration to a poem I've written!

You can read the poem here: [link]

Signed prints available via my website: [link]

Edit: Thankyou very much to everyone involved in my acquiring a daily deviation. First of all I'd like to thank my friends and family, and most of all my goldfish for all the support I've received so far. I'd also like to thank all those actually responsible for the daily deviation. Cheers!
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EmmaMcAuslin666Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! a simple idea - but brilliant :D
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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C'est magnifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiique ! Impressionnant. Réellement...
Beau, drôle, ingénieux, intelligent !

As you say : Awesome !
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Merci :D
Chely-Sparkle's avatar
Wow its awesome the concept you used and how you make it look so awesome XD. I specially liked the shattering in the glass in fishtank.
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the fave :)
Chely-Sparkle's avatar
you´re welcome :)
EnyArt's avatar
This too cute! I specially love the whale slippers hahaahaa. I also like the lighting and shades.
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Thankyou :D and for the faves too
MarliRitter's avatar
hehe... made me smile - Love it! well executed, the colours are beautiful - very kewl :P
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BrittanniaRainHobbyist Digital Artist
she looks like Sophia from the sitcom "the golden girls" lol
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
*googles "sophia, golden girls"*
... ahhhhh, so it does lol
133tG4m3r's avatar
Upgraded version of "crazy old cat lady"?
Awesome
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
...that's a very distracting avatar you have there
133tG4m3r's avatar
LOL I get that a lot :evillaugh:
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Cool work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :D
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My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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Just something I would have liked.
A huge aquarium with a whale in it :D
The whole scene looks kinda scary.
Excellent work :D
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GamedreamerjjgHobbyist Digital Artist
It makes me think of the woman in lake placid. Very good job
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crystalandProfessional General Artist
Love it. I think a little cute sidekick fish will add more humor to this but overall it's really amazing. :)
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VerticalDubaiProfessional Photographer
FANTASTIC! What a GREAT concept :)
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SpikedMcGrathProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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