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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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lizardscruff Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Just realized this is in a book I have!
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:iconcortezismyman:
Love it! Totally share your sentiment :)
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rainbowrobinson Apr 9, 2011   Photographer
I really like your style and humor. :heart:
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nachtbraker22 Mar 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
great stuff
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Scarledian Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Absolutely incredible
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:iconfaeriedragon19:
Beautiful! I love that merperson. Very well done! :D
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:iconamilee:
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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:iconlildash:
this is amazing
the colours are beautiful
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westernphilosopher 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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:iconmeganschmidt:
The entire piece is stunning, but I especially love the surface of the water at the top!

Also, I've just spent the last hour flipping through your amazing gallery! It took me a minute before I realized where I had seen your style from before.. ^_^;; Three of my close friends have framed copies (don't know if they're the originals.. I believe they bought them at Anthrocon) of your water and wind mouse hanging in their dining room. I love seeing those two pieces everytime I visit them!
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