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A Rare Catch by SteveDeLaMare A Rare Catch by SteveDeLaMare
Now available as a print
www.etsy.com/uk/listing/277018…

It's ok, this magnificent specimen was released back to the lagoon where she came from.


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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievable! 
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
:)
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

You are very welcome!

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Anvonavi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! The idea is just awesome, and perfectly painted
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you. appreciated :)
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner May 2, 2016   General Artist
 So beautiful fantasy...Hope no diving robot cross her way...:sun::earth:
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Annthesquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea the disappointment I feel knowing I can never win this at a fair, all I'd get is a goldfish.

On the other hand, it's really pretty. The iridescence on her body and face - which is different from that of her scales and tail - is very nice, and I think it really works, especially because the difference is between scales & smooth skin. The bag looks super realistic o.o like woah, I can imagine it being something I WOULD see at a fair as a prize, ahha. It's all very cool...though I have to say, she loooks a little intimidating!! I feel like she's glaring at me from the bag, trying to reach me :'( all I know is, there's a reason I don't swim in any water but pool water. Salt and fresh water harbors all kinds of scary things! EVEN REALLY CUTE ONES CAUSE LOOK AT HER EYES *aieieeeeee! flees*
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks. She does bite ;)
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Annthesquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably as ferocious as a snapping turtle o.o they can take your toes off!!!
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funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome work
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Cheers :)
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Oh, it is good that you aren't talking about her catch and release site. Now all you have to do is make sure you aren't followed on any other casual strolls for reference materials or sites. She and her folk are much to lovely and intriguing to turn up in the endangered species trade. This is an excellent painting, and a great idea.
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
The directions are only kept in my head, which is safe as I even get lost in there :eyepopping:
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ttobserve Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
What lagoon? Where? You must keep that a secret!   :omfg:
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
My lips are sealed Lips Sealed  
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ttobserve Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
:whisper:
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msjanet831 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Is this digital art? Seems too flawless to be traditional art. :)
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
I think that's a compliment..so thank you :)
Yes it's Digitally painted but would I hope look the same if it was traditional media
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msjanet831 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
It was defiantly a compliment. I don't do any digital art but I wish I could get that type of smoothness in my pieces.
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's kind of you.
(If you look at the highlights of the bag, it isn't that smoothly done)

If any help, to get this look traditionally, I'd use acrylics on a 16 x 20 smooth board (painted grey), underpainting figure first in B&W then glazing colour over when dry, then adding plastic bag highlights the next day :)
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msjanet831 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Lol I appriciate the advice but I don't do pain either lol. I work in ball point pen or marker.
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
:)
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Nin10dohgirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
O3O What specimen is she?
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
erm...Confused..part Fish part Ohlala ~ a lady-wink!and a bit of Sparkle out of the hat 
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Nin10dohgirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
O3O Cool!
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Saundersaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work. I love the concept. 
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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reba2108 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
pretty awesome :)
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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atlantagamer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i could get that type of fish
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
:)
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StarshadowDragon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Alas, someone would try to put her into a too small aquarium, I just know it!
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Think she'd probably need a Paludarium (half water/half land) :)
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ILOVEANIME36798 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
wow looks so real :D
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Shh.. it is ;)
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ILOVEANIME36798 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
lmao
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TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :) x
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you Tina :)
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Piitas Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a good man, Steve. A rare gem like that should be free :) (Smile)
Great work! Cool use of colors.
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
:) cheers
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SusuHijau Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's amazing that you can do that pearlescent effect
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Plan-BE Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine wasn't... fav.me/d84d1xs
Beautiful work, love the 'New Life' series!
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
I hope you've got a bigger tank now ;)
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katarinafr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconstevedelamare:
SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad!  Not that you seem like one who would take undo advantage but you could have become rich from just one sale.  I applaud your character in giving her back her freedom, and your wonderful abilities as well.
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SteveDeLaMare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Cheers Ken :) 
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