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Sleepy fish in the depth of the ocean - Digital illustration

jkemp

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#1
While I mostly do creative retouching for a living, I've found myself very interested in illustration work lately...

I realize this forum focuses more on the photographic side of PS, but I'm curious to hear what you guys have to say about stuff like this... 100% photoshop, of course.

What do you think ?

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#2
Looks awesome! unfortunately, I can't draw,:cry: i tried to learn but i have no patience for that :laugh:.

The only thing it looks off for me, is the teeths on the left, to me need some shadowing, looking at the light.

Regards,
David.
 

IamSam

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#3
This is very nice, I like the style.

Seems as though I have seen this image somewhere on the net. Did you ever make a tutorial about this painting? Maybe it's because he reminds me of Minion from Megamind.
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I'm one of the few painters on the forum. I'm glad to see someone else is interested so I don't have to be alone! LOL!!
 

jkemp

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#4
Haha. Glad to hear I'm not alone too.

You might have seen it on ArtStation or Instagram.... I did not make any tutorial, though I also made a little octopus in a similar setup, for which I posted a timelapse... Maybe that's what you've seen.

Have a nice day !



This is very nice, I like the style.

Seems as though I have seen this image somewhere on the net. Did you ever make a tutorial about this painting? Maybe it's because he reminds me of Minion from Megamind.
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I'm one of the few painters on the forum. I'm glad to see someone else is interested so I don't have to be alone! LOL!!
 
#5
I'm no illustrator and mostly do stuff as a hobby, but from a viewers point of view, the black area on the left attracts my eye more then the fish area, just think its a little bit too much black,
 

jkemp

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#6
I'm no illustrator and mostly do stuff as a hobby, but from a viewers point of view, the black area on the left attracts my eye more then the fish area, just think its a little bit too much black,
Yeah, I get your point.... thought I kinda like it that way... :) . Thanks for the feedback.
 
#7
Hey jkemp!

I really like the concept here.
It's not just a lantern fish; it's a sleepy lantern fish. I like this kind of twist and how it tells a story.

And as a big sucker for darkness myself, I'm not bothered at all about the dark area. I think it makes the source light so much powerful, I really like to use this kind of dark areas on my artwork too, but I admit that sometimes it gets TOO dark.

It looks great. Really!
 

jkemp

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#9
Looks really good, im trying to develop my digital painting skills, did you happen to use a base image at all?
Nope. I started with a simple sketch, and let it grow from there. I do use Google Images a lot when I paint though, for various references... In this case I remember searching for "angler fish" and for "sleeping hat". :) . I also spent time on sites like ArtStation... looking for underwater scenes to get me started...

Here's the sketch :

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Thanks for commenting. :)
 

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