Deep Sea Creature, Diane Özdamar (2D)

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Old 09 September 2006   #1
Deep Sea Creature, Diane Özdamar (2D)

Title: Deep Sea Creature
Name: Diane Özdamar
Country: France
Software: Photoshop

Mermaids have been lots of times described as beautiful and kind creatures. But that's not the way they are described in mythology. They are said to be crual winged creatures that turned into a crual mix between human beings and fish. They were singing to attract sailors then they eat them.

This is my own version of a mermaid/siren, a deep sea creature using photophore to attract preys.

Photoshop CS and a wacom intuos 3A4

No reference used (only doing some google search to see how the photophore of the anglerfish looks like)

30 hours approx.

You can see details here and the whole painting process there

Crits and comments are most welcome! :)

Old 09 September 2006   #2
Thumbs up

Tres bien! The lighting on the face is very well done.
Old 09 September 2006   #3
I love it! Just my taste in how you approached her shapes, you're really good!!!

Her strange grin really adds a depth to the character!!
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Old 09 September 2006   #4
This is great. 4star
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Old 09 September 2006   #5
I agree with the idea on mermaids. I draw/paint a lot of them and the mermaids in my world
( Relm) are cunning, curious pranksters. They also drown sailors and sink fishing boats. Nice painting. Nice to see another real mermaid fan like me! I just wish maybe in a year or so I will be painting mine as good as yours!
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Old 09 September 2006   #6
nice one
love the angle, a quite unique approach.

Old 09 September 2006   #7

impressively done Diane......stars from me.

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Old 09 September 2006   #8
wow! Simple but beautiful work! Nice lighitng!
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Old 09 September 2006   #9
Thank you very much artists!

Old 09 September 2006   #10
Amazing use of colours and a very engaging composition

Technically your work is beautiful and a good understanding of anatomy too!

I'm really pleased that this has more depth than a typical mermaid drawing (mythical history) and I commend you on that

Should be enough positive points for now... lets get its exposure up [plugged]
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Old 09 September 2006   #11
Originally Posted by Relm: I agree with the idea on mermaids.

I agree too! Great painting, the lightning, the composition, her expression...

Old 09 September 2006   #12
beautifull, great color and design.
What a fascinating deep sea creature.

Last edited by dt3d : 09 September 2006 at 02:58 PM.
Old 09 September 2006   #13
Great work Diane
I like the translucent in her nails
Good job!
Old 09 September 2006   #14
It deserves a 5 stars ! Nice concept of mermaids, at least the real ones
I really loved to lok the process, reall interesting how you changed the face, colors and composition and how you added the details
Keep up your good work !
Old 09 September 2006   #15
Beautiful work! Nice concept and really nice paint-work too. Well-deserving of being pegged on the front page!

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