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Atlantis Calling by ursulav Atlantis Calling by ursulav
A fish warrior, a coral reef, light shining through water...what more can one ask? This painting is about two years old now, but still one of my favorites. It's also a CD cover for "Evolution Theory" by the band Rare Earth.

As for what I was thinking while painting--well, I hate traditional shell-brassiered mermaids with a passion bordering on the religious, and so I set out to make something a little more adapted to his environment, with the brilliant markings of a reef fish. And, since I despise the work of Lassen with an equal passion, I limited myself to things actually found on reefs, which generally don't include multiple species of whale, white tiger cubs, pastel planets, or equally sacchrine derivations.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ursula,
This was one of the very first paintings I faved when I joined dA back in January 2005.
Steve
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lizardscruff Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Just realized this is in a book I have!
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cortezismyman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Love it! Totally share your sentiment :)
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rainbowrobinson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Photographer
I really like your style and humor. :heart:
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nachtbraker22 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
great stuff
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Scarledian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Absolutely incredible
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FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Beautiful! I love that merperson. Very well done! :D
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Amilee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Oh...oh my god. I have your artwork in..HOLD on...
shoot I don't have the book..But it was a tutorial on how to do Digital coloring. O_O

Small world! :heart:
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LilDash Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
this is amazing
the colours are beautiful
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westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Hear hear! :clap:

(about everything including the shell-brassiered mermaids to the comments on white tigers and planets. urgh)
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