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Gearworld: Fish for Eve by ursulav Gearworld: Fish for Eve by ursulav
This is the fish painting that the other fish was a study for--got the composition in the other one, but this was a gift for Eve Forward, a dear friend, and bettas are her personal totem. She had a connection to the first "Spawning Wall" painting and I had been wanting to do a gift for her in that vein for ages--she was pure, unadulterated awesome, and one of my major touchstones during my divorce and subsequent lunacy--but it was only recently that motivation, time, and madness all dovetailed and I was able to paint this.

Bettas, in her lexicon, are about being tough and beautiful in very adverse conditions, and granted that they've found bettas living in the muddle puddle left by a horse's hoofprint, I can't think of much better symbolism.

Prints of this painting are available for $10 plus shipping, but since I've a philosophical objection to profiting off gift art, proceeds will go to a local animal charity.
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solclart Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute and cre
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FearaJinx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!!
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zdety Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
Scuteeee =3
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Belibna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Love that pic! Amazing! 
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it!
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kirinmaru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really great!
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looksharp Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
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Kingoftheplatypus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a cute little fish, I love the colors !
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:iconirathegreek:
irathegreek Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
This is amazing, simply amazing.
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:icontammi:
tammi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This is amazing!
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seaoceanblue Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I just lluv this
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:iconmoe8:
Moe8 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
this is incredible!!! i love this!! i just got my own betta fish the other day and i am so happy that i got one!! they are so gorgeous and so amazing!! this is great!! and the colors are so beautiful!! amazing!! :D
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CJBeckett Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so neat ! :Wow: can i have a go at drawing it ? i will creadit you and pay you with a llama :3
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Licentiah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! :O
What kind of colours is this? I can't seem to see it...
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dragonhatchling Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist
How cool!
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sackofsquan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!! and sorry for begging but any donations for my pool please. link below thanx1!!
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Matbuk Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
www.whoartyou.net/en. An artistic contest in Milan. Check it..
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smokinggoat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
this is awesome, great job!!
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DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Cool another cool one if you don't mind me saying because it seemed so surrealistically prefect would be one facing it'z own reflection with it'z colorz unfurled. Can you tell I liked your piece? Ha ha ha very neat idea...Rocket X
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HMGallery Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this reminds me of my friend who is obbsessed with fish hahaha
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
really nice fish adn colors, love the bottle
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GIVY6-D Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Artist
what a wonderful picture you have here!
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Oooff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Fishy :3 I love this
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TrilleTrolle Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
amazing :D
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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oceanflowers Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good :D i love betta
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dreamcatcher271 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
This is really good...
I like how creative u were being!
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Little-leopard Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Siamese fighter. he looks almost real!
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WhisperToYouu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! :happybounce:
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animaltrekeylover13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
just a little fish
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imoart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really nice catch!
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kas107 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this painting so much! i love fishies! and i love the colour of this one. i also admire (thought id use a different word than love) the way u handled the rock behind it and the glass bottle. but what i love even more is ur philosophical views, thats such a great thing to do.
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leep2k11 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
somethink different look good :)
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Royce-Barber Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i found a real life example of your beautiful drawing!
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Cypress-626 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yikes! that etsy thing looks like a disaster in a bottle, literally.
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Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yep it's awesome! i wana find the biggest ass light bulb i can find and cram a fish in it
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Mad-Hattie Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
This is freaking awesome! The the purples and blues fish really stand out nicely.
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ZebraDragon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:heart:
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Tracanasse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would hate to be this fish, but he's beautifull !
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Arielle3404 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Very cute =]
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isamarinJB Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Love it!
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i-s-h-i-d-a Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i really love this idea amazingly done too
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pieaceyedlepord Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
the fish is of my own fav fishes ^^ but they can get really conceptive if thiers tow male and one female (of-cores the males would fight for the female)
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