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chamber - wips to fin by ceruleanvii chamber - wips to fin by ceruleanvii
Some WIPS for chamber

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I had a very clear idea on the concept when I started - the figure inside a nautilus shell, but also joined with the shell, the spiral and pose defining the composition. What I was still pretty vague on was the background and how to ground him and the shell in space. It only came together towards the very end!

I started with the figure, I really wanted to nail that long extended arm as it defines the pose. I built up the shell next, rather tedious - and then I ended up losing the whole bottom part when I decided to add the water :) The spiral on the body was another difficult part - everything I tried looked forced, in the end I just kept it subtle.

Lots of overlay modes to create light. I usually stick with the same two or three brushes for most of my painting, but for the background I went crazy and tried a bunch I never use - it was fun!
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Sarnedhiel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Wow! I mean... WOW!
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DeidaraDragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful (*_*)........there will never by a right word to describe this painting, words do this no justice.
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Rockyon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're the most skilled artist in deviant i've ever met. Seriously! awesome painting
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superkoo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Student
Your works are always gorgeous, I love your painting style so much.
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addisart Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
fantastic....!
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kingofnowhere Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
So beautiful and subtle. The skin looks so warm, and the background looks so effervescent and pearly =]
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gryphonworks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's simply gorgeous! I love the realism with all those smooth blended strokes. You've done a wonderful job. :)
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