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August 21, 2008
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Blue Waters by Flynn-the-cat Blue Waters by Flynn-the-cat
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My RedBubble Gallery
My Mermaid Paintings and Drawings



Time Four hours
Tools ArtRage 2.5 and digital tablet

Edit Went over it again to remove some of the blurriness and add a bit more detail - some I left to help enhance the impression of being underwater.
Also, added the back - fading - hand, and fishies.
Fish closeup here [link]
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Also wanted to ask opinion on perspective - spiralling down or swimming towards? I'm hoping it looks like both.

General background
=AlameaLio's prize for winning joint second place in *jennyleigh's contest .

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU LEAVE ME ALONE WITH A SWIRLY TAIL AND OCEANNESS AND ARTRAGE. The hippocampi swims off and a merperson arrives.
General themes/prompts were: horses (which swam off) marine life (obvious), space and stars... the deep ocean and deep space always felt similar to me, bubbles vanish into stars, fading into the night...


About the picture
Face deliberately left without visible features because whenever I tried imagining a face, I realised that I didn't feel able to paint it in such a way as to leave the attention on the bubbles/curves - people look at the faces, they can make or break and take it out of the abstract and surreal and into the realm of character depiction, and I felt it would interfere too much with this one. I also liked the shadowy mystery the shadows gave.
Hardly any layers... I'm getting better (as they kill my computer)

The bubbles are a lot of different things - some hand drawn, some 'glitter', and the bubble streams were sort of drawn from memory from when I went diving.

Entered in ~onceuponatime08's Spindle's End Contest
I got an honourable mention!
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Jolly-Imp Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   General Artist
Hello! :iconhellothereplz:
This amazing work has been featured in my journal here [link] :deviation: :heart:
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craig-at Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :)
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Adonael Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Could I use this as a potential background for my open-mic website??
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lionwithin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can almost feel him swimming! Great action.
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Elorhan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
very cool! great colours :)
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Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this Flynn, fantastic!!
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Grizelda-G Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
beautiful !
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!!
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zakharovlopatev Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Amazing work! You capture the essence of being underwater very well!
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