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Lost Ways by Triggerman Lost Ways by Triggerman
[EDIT] Removed the border to make it "look smaller".

(Fullview please! Also, this picture's resolution makes it a good wallpaper. Try it out :D)

Surreal picture I drawn on my desk a very long time ago at home with just black ink on maybe 3x3cm total picture. It somehow made enough interest to catch my imagination, and I've wanted to make this lone (...fish?) ever since. People, my advise to you is to keep your doodles, it really is a source of ideas.
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:iconjudgegooby:
beautiful as usual :)
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:icongunnerromantic:
GunnerRomantic Jul 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like a cross between a coelacanth and a turtle, it does. How very marvelous indeed.

Beautiful compositional work, I think--the very fine details of this creature's body imposed upon a blank and empty canvas of watery space brings out the best in both.
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:icontriggerman:
First off, I had no idea what a coelacanth was until this comment, and I must say they look amazing on photos. Second, I feel flattered :D

Oh, also, may I ask if my creature looks big or small? I have shown it to my friends and they have the impression that's it's slightly the size of an seal or maybe a whale. I have no idea to bring the size closer to a fish (since that's what I had in mind when I made it), and since you are obviously more experienced than me, can you try and give some quick solutions on how to shrink it?

Thanks for your comment.
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:icongunnerromantic:
GunnerRomantic Jul 31, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you could always put something huge in the background, ne? The giant silhouette of something we all know of... say, a diver or a... sea... turtle *creative genius [/sarcasm]* in the background would do nicely. Scrapping those semitransparent black panels on either side of the fish would also make the expanse of water around it more intimidating and the fish itself a bit smaller to the viewer.

Er... and I guess making the creature's eye bigger would also shrink it... animals of a greater size usually have smaller eyes, and larger irises always imply youth and petite builds. However, since that would involve mutilating the anatomy of the subject matter itself, I'm not too keen on pushing that last suggestion.
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:icontriggerman:
Oh, these will do just nicely. I'm gonna try doing some adjusts to it in the evening when I have time and see if it will work. Thanks :)
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Junaeu Jul 24, 2005  Professional Artist
this is awesome! i love it.
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:iconthe-length-of-steel:
i like it , it reminds me of a submarine / the head of gigers alien
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:icontriggerman:
Thanks, being associated with Giger is always nice :)
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