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  10 October 2004
Shark Encounter, Simon Lissaman (2D)

Title: Shark Encounter
Name: Simon Lissaman
Country: Australia
Software: Photoshop

Shark Encounter is a portfolio piece using caricature/cartoony styling to tell a small story. I drew the shark using pencil before scanning & rendering in Photoshop. I'm particularly happy with the way the water turned out.

Comments are most welcome.

Cheers, Simon
Simon Lissaman
Digital Artist
  10 October 2004
really nice job on the shark dude, fish looks a little pasted on tho,. maybe if not so well lit it might look better? or some colour??

anyway nice job!
  10 October 2004
great! I like it! nice colour and interesting expression!
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  10 October 2004
Thumbs up

the idea is not a new one, but the image is very swish.
  10 October 2004
fantastic pic! the way the light hits the shark, you should put in a big shadow being cast down over the little fishy!
  10 October 2004
Looks like another day at the office! Nice painting!

I have a couple of suggestions. The bubbles look too much the same, vary their size and shape, bubbles are never perfectly round in the water. The water reflection highlights on the sharks back could use a bit more work, maybe they should be more on his back then on his side, that would give him more dimension.

Good Job!

  10 October 2004
Great colors! Reminds me of finding nemo!
  10 October 2004

Thanks guys!

I must admit to a certain amount of inspiration from Finding Nemo, so spot on Paperclip!

I should probably work on the little fish a bit more. Now you mention it, SpaceTik, he does look a little unfinished. I know I have to work on the ripples a bit more, as I'm not over the moon with them. Ah well, practice makes perfect!
  10 October 2004
had to laugh. good stuff, very well done. like the mood and style
  10 October 2004
Awesome work. Your style is like this sureal blend between photo-realism and total cartoony. Love it.
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  10 October 2004
very nice. It's fun yet still impressive. I like the caustics on the shark. I would play with that effect some more to make it shine a little more....other than that very nice.
  10 October 2004
really nice on the shark, but it's true the fish loks pasted on - considering it is under the shark (looks like it should be under it's shadow, it's real;ly brightly lit and looks like a flat cartoon fish.

Other than that, really nice work, that's one angry shark!
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  10 October 2004
very good man
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  10 October 2004

Now is may wallpaper?

if you can sendme hi resolution img 1600X1200 thks!
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  10 October 2004
Simply awesome... the shark has real weight to him , makes him looking overbearing & intimdating good job... my wallpaper too
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