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Manatee
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Published: August 2, 2014
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*Update* : Thanks everyone for your thoughtful input.  I decided to revert back to the non-blurred foreground.  Whether fully successful or not, I think it does have a more cohesive appearance.  
You can see the out-of-focus version here: sta.sh/01tmvetipr0l
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4045x3139px 10.83 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (Windows)
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pmollere's avatar

I like this version as well. This is absolutely fabulous.

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DTHR0cketProfessional Traditional Artist
"This rock may not be entirely stable..."
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The7CrystalGuardianHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
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Kimyona-ShikoStudent Digital Artist
damn thats  some  goals  ;W; nice work!Icon Erza - Fairy Tail  [ #25 ] 
Djake's avatar
DjakeHobbyist General Artist
There's a fabulous mood to this one!  You really managed to capture a sense of tranquility!
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theDeedoHobbyist General Artist
Inspirational! I could write a whole story based on this picture alone. It evokes much in me.
Marty4110's avatar
A most amazing concept! Have never seen anything quite like it before - which is a good thing. And, although your work seems to be all digital, I would have to place you in the same class with our American Brandywine school of illustrators, brought up-to-date-, of course. Will have to "watch" you!
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Wildweasel339Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Marty! To be compared to such an inspiring group of artists is high praise :)
Spaceroses's avatar
SpacerosesStudent Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors! This really, really cries of a warm, sleepy summer afternoon! Great work!
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otakuusaguiHobbyist General Artist
I think I like this ver. more :3
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vaka9Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is just astonishing.
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TheDivineMissM-94Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous perspective and colour use.
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DjamOrquaStudent Traditional Artist
I don't exactly know why, but this piece had something different from the rest of your gallery. Probably the point of view and even the subject. As a person who like a lot ocean and its creatures, I've got to tell you that I love this ! :D
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RayameHobbyist General Artist
I just have to put this into my favorites just because it's a manatee *_*
No, great painting, too :) I love the colors.
LZakaria's avatar
I seriously can't get over how good every one of your pieces is. I'm waiting for you to release some kind of story book that I can read to my non-existent kids. And given the quality and originality of your work, it could be a book without words, just page after page of your amazing works; each being a story itself.
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EmmaTagadaStudent General Artist
It's just beautiful. I have nothing to add. Beautiful, amazing, fantastic. And I find it very relaxing. Very very very good job !
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ncmaceyStudent Digital Artist
love this lane! great stuff
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Greg-OpalinskiProfessional
Nice work man!
sharhem's avatar
sharhemProfessional Photographer
This is amazing! <3
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nikolayhranovProfessional General Artist
wow, awesome colors and idea!
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JakeMurrayProfessional Digital Artist
Really fun concept! Yeah I'm not sure which version I like better. The nice thing about the version without the blur is that it maintains a nice painted feel throughout and lets my eyes do the blurring as they shift focus around the piece. But the depth of field in this one is nice and really keeps your eyes fixated on the main focal point. Hmmmmm.......I'm gonna go ahead and say I like it better without the blur.
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Wildweasel339Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Jake!  I think that's where my gut feeling lies as well, though I probably need to noodle on the foliage a bit more to get just the right mixture of hard and soft edges.  Then again, I'm not sure a mess of leaves can every feel finished.  I might just let it go and consider it a learning experience :)
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ti-DESIGNProfessional General Artist
I prefer without... I found that the scene made more sense and, yes, had more of that painterly quality when it was all clear.
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Wildweasel339Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the input, that helps me clear it up. Image reverted!
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