Deep Sea Creature, Diane Özdamar (2D)

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  09 September 2006
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! :)

  09 September 2006
Thumbs up

Tres bien! The lighting on the face is very well done.
  09 September 2006
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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  09 September 2006
This is great. 4star
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  09 September 2006
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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  09 September 2006
nice one
love the angle, a quite unique approach.

  09 September 2006

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

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

  09 September 2006
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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  09 September 2006
Originally Posted by Relm: I agree with the idea on mermaids.

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

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

Last edited by dt3d : 09 September 2006 at 02:58 PM.
  09 September 2006
Great work Diane
I like the translucent in her nails
Good job!
  09 September 2006
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 !
  09 September 2006
Beautiful work! Nice concept and really nice paint-work too. Well-deserving of being pegged on the front page!

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