View Full Version : :: 2D Mini Challenge :: life under the ocean

04 April 2003, 01:59 AM

OK artists, let's see what you can do with this one. The concept is simple ... illustrate life under water make it fabulous vehicles, fish, creatures, habitats, people are all accepted past, present and future timelines accepted alien or ancient civilization architectures are accepted basically anything goes as long as it's under the water!Now go! Illustrate and show us what you got! :wip:

I may throw this over into the Cooperative forum for 3D modellers to model your concepts ... depending on the participation.
I'm kinda' bummed that the toy challenge didn't get off the ground.
We'll see how it goes ... :hmm:

04 April 2003, 03:17 AM
Little Illustrator quickie to get things started...


04 April 2003, 09:58 PM
In this image I preferred to work with some illustrations that already had. they had been ones 8 layers to result in the final image :D


makes love.... not war :D :beer:

04 April 2003, 01:48 AM
I Made this in Painter, the text for it was made up by my husband.

Under water (

Another one: (Dinīt say if it was one entry or more?)
Unexpexted (

William b. Hand
04 April 2003, 02:03 AM
Did this in Photoshop...

04 April 2003, 02:13 AM
something wet and underwater

was working on this when you posted the idea so....

04 April 2003, 05:20 AM
:p Here's mine. A very quick concept....Done in painter
Hope u like it..also want some c&c:wavey: :wavey:

04 April 2003, 01:07 PM
Cool theme!

Sorry to see how big the sign got in this one :-(

9th Legion
04 April 2003, 12:46 PM
eeeeheee, nice topic, working on a pencil picture for underwater right now! will be posted in a week or so (fixing the damn scanner)

04 April 2003, 01:15 AM
Hey, nice work everybody, working on my waterlife too now :buttrock:
Hope I finish it in time.

05 May 2003, 02:51 AM
This mini challenge looks like fun. I'm definately in.:buttrock:
I' ll post the final image here when I'm done.
In the meantime check out the WIP on my entry.

WIP: Under the Ocean : Creature (

Here Is an Update of my entry.The title is "THE CATCH"

05 May 2003, 09:26 PM
wow, nice images! A great mini challenge :applause:

Mine is the original one :p

05 May 2003, 05:25 PM
^ that is gorgeous, nice job pancreas

05 May 2003, 05:23 PM
really sweet work pancreas although the compression does nothing good to the image. :(
actually thinkin' 'bout joining this challenge...*thinkin'*....

05 May 2003, 08:21 PM
Everyone Has done a nice job.

@Rey, I really like The Catch. It reminds me of those posters with people riding dinosaurs and other creatures.

@CABRAMACHO. I like this image too.

05 May 2003, 04:59 AM
This is an old one of mine.... I hope it's a valid entry. :)

05 May 2003, 10:29 PM
@ oxyg3n, derwolpertinger thanks! Where are your entries? There are lots of prizes!

Another one, a glass tunnel under the sea, from LīOceanogrāfic in Valencia.

05 May 2003, 08:06 AM
wow! very nice work, Pancreas:thumbsup:

john doe
05 May 2003, 12:04 PM
pancreas!! that merman underwater was really great!
care to explain roughly how u did that water effect? it was REALLY impressive, technical or colour wise...

05 May 2003, 12:33 PM
@pancreas: awesome work on that second underwater pic, too. did you use some kind of reference for that one.

05 May 2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by john doe
pancreas!! that merman underwater was really great!
care to explain roughly how u did that water effect? it was REALLY impressive, technical or colour wise...

Actually, it's a meremaid, a woman, she just has realsitic breasts . :) I would like to know how it was done also though, so I'm putting in a vote for that too, John Doe!

05 May 2003, 08:06 PM
@Aeroplane, john doe, derwolpertinger, Thanks!

Teyon is right, she is a mermaid, perhaps the short hair, the androgynous face (quite difficult to paint a sexy face underwater), and small breasts are quite confusing.

For both images I used photo reference, a fast google image search for the first one and a mag for the second one.

About how the water on the first one was made, i didnīt saved any intermediate steps, and i followed a chaotic try-&-mistake process, so I hope you understand my clumsy text explanation:
I started working in painter classic, using the brush "big fine hair" big size to cover the dark blue colored background. Lots of berserk strokes with different blues, purples, pinks, greens and greys. Also used the pen "calligraphy" for sharpen and small reflections and the water "grainy water" for blending. When i had a quite complex sea, with lots of colors and strokes, i jump to photoshop. Duplicate layer and play with filters. I tryed nearly all of them, but the filters wich gave the right effects were artistic/plastic wrap and sketch/chrome, i transformed the filtered layers with the perspective option (to give deep ) and merged them down with low opacity and in overlay mode (or multiply, screen, luminosity I donīt remember). Then back to painter where the mermaid was painted. Finally in photoshop, resize (original size was 1100x1500, tga file) noise added and save to web to compress under 30kb for attachment.
The original image is here (

Hope I have explained myself.:hmm:

05 May 2003, 10:05 AM

05 May 2003, 11:58 PM
i am loving your work, it is great and i would as well as everyone else liek to see how they were done. awesome:buttrock:

05 May 2003, 10:18 AM
Hi Guys,

I know, I'm bit too late and my illustration is by far not
finished, but I want to show it to you...

The original sketch took me 1 hour, but I can't decide whether
I will do a colored illustration or a black-and-white illu, which looks like a woodcut



05 May 2003, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Pancreas
@ oxyg3n, derwolpertinger thanks! Where are your entries? There are lots of prizes!

Another one, a glass tunnel under the sea, from LīOceanogrāfic in Valencia.

OH, I am new to the 2d forum, I didnt think of doing an underwater image, when is the contest over?

I have been enjoying seeing everyones work here.

I had my last final this evening, so now I am free to do other things.

06 June 2003, 04:11 AM
This is the Underwater Vehicle I dreamt about.

06 June 2003, 04:19 AM

some of the links are broken, like the Chat City, The Undersea Shoppe, But you can go down into the water using the buttons on the upper right hand side of the screen.

06 June 2003, 06:26 PM
Here's a vector graphic I've been doodling with.

Drawn in Flash (woohoo Wacom!) and then some touchups in Photoshop! Originally designed as a logo, but then with more fiddling this was created:

Let me know what you think!

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