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Amphibianman by adlovett Amphibianman by adlovett
Thanks so much for the daily deviation!

This character started out as a sketch in my sketchbook. As some can tell, I have a passion for underwater creatures and environments. This was an experiment in Photoshop as far as painting techniques. The character is my own work, but the background is a manipulated photograph I found on google (note: this is the first and only work I used a photograph - after completing this, I decided it would be more rewarding to paint the background myself).

This creature is part of a species I am creating. They have a story that I will reveal through my future illustrations! One day I may start a graphic novel, but only once I have a developed style...
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Given 2007-09-25
Amphibianman Stingoray8u isn't very well known - but with abilities like this - he should be! it's not often I we see amphibian anthros with such originality. ( Suggested by Astarin and Featured by cooley )
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Kordyne Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Looks very interesting :)
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Werner-Diedericks Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm starting a graphic novel soon. I love the way you paint! Fav + watch! Love you man!
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:iconkombuchajoe:
kombuchajoe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
did you draw that/
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:iconadlovett:
adlovett Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol of course i did
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:iconnyk-26:
Nyk-26 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Awesome pose and textures, nice atmosphere overall.
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sameer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Good Gosh!! the details are killing me.
LOVED IT!!!!
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:iconvorrr:
vorrr Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
This is great. The attention to detail, texture and color is impressive. I enjoyed your gallery. Nice work.
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albundyland Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconjakofalltrades19:
jakofalltrades19 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
:wow: this is amazing work!
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:iconkwongbee-arts:
KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnificent work looks like the cell of a movie
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:iconcelestialjade121:
CelestialJade121 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007   Writer
I'm starting a jounal feature and I would like to include this, if you don't mind.
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:iconadlovett:
adlovett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ohh thanks very much!
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:iconcelestialjade121:
CelestialJade121 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007   Writer
:)
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:icondeaddonkeysrule:
deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
amazing!!!
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:iconblackseagull:
blackseagull Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconbojanpapic:
BojanPapic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
water is so realistic! Very nice, instant fav :)
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great work. It has a lot of atmosphere.
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:iconkaethor:
kaethor Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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:iconmistersnike:
mistersnike Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
great!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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Jiyuu-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
I :+favlove:'d this ages ago, and I've seen this piece floating around so many times. I'm so glad that you're finally getting the recognition you deserve! :heart:
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adlovett Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
aw thanks so much! - the success of this today is pretty overwhelming.. i dont know what to think! hah! so now i have quite a few people watching me - im excited to get my next piece out for people to see

thanks for your kind words!
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Jiyuu-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
;) Anytime!
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I-Love-D-N-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
dude this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bloody-Falcon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Dude this is awesome
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Aneirin333 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
what brown lines?

anyway.... holy crap! he's like the cool looking cousin that the creature of the black lagoon has always been secretly jelous of! :O_o:

it looks really cool.

and how about this for a name: Anphibimen. that's what i thought the title was.
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MazinK Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Wow! You really know how to use colors -- simply stunning
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:iconmaximonti:
Maximonti Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007   Filmographer
Wow good stuff, What medium or program do you use?
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adlovett Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^_^ - first i sketch it in my sketchbook with pen, then scan it into the computer and then i paint it in photoshop! - id like to try painter soon.. but i dont have enough money to buy it ;_;
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Valandil-Telemnar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007   Photographer
First off, you have way too many comments and I am way to happy to have my comment added to your 5+ pages of comments.

I love the amphibian creature. I must say my favorite part about "him" is "his" face. Its expression is incredible.

Keep up the work!
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adlovett Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
haha well, i read all the comments - EVERY one means a lot to me! - thanks so much!!
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pencilbutt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
You know, I didn't notice those darned lines until you mentioned them. xD

Anyhoo, I really love the originality of this piece. I sure wouldn't mind a transparent skull, and even a beard reminiscent of Davy Jones' if I could swim around like I'm sure that guy does. :D

I also appreciate the amount of skill it took to make the skin look transparent and slick like it does. Very effective!
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cassarahealey Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Amazing! :love:
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PierceHart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007   Photographer
Very good.. love the lighting!
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:iconrobstanley:
RobStanley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Good work. Very Lovecraft. Innsmouth?
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:iconwolviesan:
Wolviesan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
That is freaking amazing!

Love it!!!
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
The funny thing is that I too have suggested this :D I'm glad it finally got its deserving DD!
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an interesting creature! And you did this in only six hours?? It would probably take me six days at the least! You should definitely make up a background story for him, like maybe his species once dominated the seas as humans dominate the land, but what few are left have been driven into hiding by human activity.
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swiftred Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
i like the brown lines! and i especially like the floaty white bits. personally, i would add a some refractions from the light on the water's surface or some bubbles. he kind of looks like he's floating in the air instead of swimming.
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literatehyaena Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Student Writer
I... wow. I have no problem with the brownish lines, to start.

I like the flattened hands and feet... they're truly amphibious appendages, not just hands and feet with some finny extras. The brain casing (for lack of a better word) is beautiful. My roommate and I disagree on whether or not it looks semitransparent, but it doesn't really matter, either way is spectacular.

Those HANDS.
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Lucidical Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Student Digital Artist
amazing photo :)
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dragonlass333 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
The form itself reminds me of a Grindylow... you know the ones from the Harry Potter series... though not mean spirited like them. Lovely work. ^-^
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adlovett Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! i love their design - id be lying if i said they werent an inspiration
i certainly dont want my creatures to be called mermaids
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dragonlass333 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
haha, I knew it. Perhaps if you're looking at names you could start looking at word bases for aquatic related words in old languages, or not even old, maybe just obscure rarely spoken languages.
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lguan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Cool!
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CRA88 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Amazing!

Instant Fav!

I have very good taste he! then this is really awesome!

And no, the background is not my favorite part XD haha! the actual creature, concept, colors, feel, and of course dynamic feel of the pose!

The lighting is good also, but I am eager to see your improvements on lighting in your works to come!

Nice JOB!
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Dragon-Of-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... I love the expression in his eyes.
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:iconbobwalrus:
bobwalrus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Student
he's beautiful
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grudgegirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
gorgeous ^^!
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celestialenvy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
sweeeeeet i love the spiky fin things on their head, and the pose is just awesome
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