Dive by Balaa

Dive

Balaa

8 November 2012 at 11:50:28 MST

Something that started as something more humble but decided to grow a bit in scale C:. This is my half of a trade with the very patient and lovely hawaiianstile who made me a beautiful and extremely dangerous sharktooth pendant (and there's really no safe way of storing it, I discovered =D!). Since Keone loves to dive, I knew I wanted to depict his character under water from the start but I just never knew what I wanted to do. As always this started with a bunch of waffling about in photoshop..I got a bit carried away with this piece, but I hope you enjoy it ^_^. I am habitually slow with art trades and hence why I usually don't take them, or if I do, request that the other party finish their half after I finish mine ;D!. The fish are Teardrop Butterflyfish which can be found in the waters around Hawaii.

Also a speedpaint/warmup for this piece can be seen here: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7186707/

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    One of my faves of yours :]

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    This is my most favorite image ever, out there. Thank you for painting such a lovely tiger :) <3

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    loved this since I saw it on dA, but felt like my comment would drown in the crowd over there XD

    Really well done on the color palette and the light setting, you've manage to make the tiger eye catching but still fit into the environment <3

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      Not at all. I often come back to reread comments too and it always lifts me up <8. Thank you for commenting here though, just as much appreciated ^^!

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    Still have this as my wallpaper and hope to get the print up and framed one day... :)

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    I can't believe the stuff you call a speedpaint. I see your art and I'm always amazed at the detail work you put into and then i read "speedpaint" and I instantly think "no way!" Great work :3

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    The caustic lighting on her back is always what mesmerizes me. All the lighting is amazing! <3

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    Still one of my absolute FAVORITE images from you. <3

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    Truly incredible!

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    Stunning light and details!