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Leave the ocean behind by Raayzel Leave the ocean behind by Raayzel
"I'll leave the ocean behind~"

This image has been on my mind lately and i've just been itching to draw it..really bad.
I drew this to just calm me down and relieve my stress (.. but i ended up getting more stressed, bah) and i needed to practice drawing animals and backgrounds anyway. I tried to capture the feeling in aquariums, y'know that wondrous, filled with awe feeling? Yeah, dunno how well that turned out.

There's just something about the ocean that fascinates me, maybe it's the fact that it may seem bland from the surface but deep down below it's filled so much life. I'm terrified with the concept of ever swimming there though, so i'll just happily stick to aquariums and drawing it.

... oh and i doubt a whale would ever swim that close to the corals and all, but let's just imagine lol

I thought this song kinda suited this image well ~ [link]
Took about 3 days, 6-7 hrs a day.
All done on Photoshop CS3
... i'm sorry, im bad at drawing animals ; u;/

EDIT;;; fixed the dome.. i don't know why the quality looks bad on DA T__T. So just full view it <3
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Well.

Wow.

Very well done. I applaud you.

Anyways, the critique.

Vision: This is a nicely composed piece! I really like the overall idea, with bright colors, all in various shades of blue, and having the girl stare up at the whale. Very nice concept and visualization. :nod:

Originality: I definitely haven't seen a picture like this before. You managed to capture all the awe of an aquarium with ease, along with really the awe of the ocean and all that's in it. I don't see many pictures that manage to pack in so much detail in this way - very nicely and originall-y (?) done. : D
Especially the dome shape. It seems small, but impressive. I don't know. Just never seen a dome-aquarium exactly like that. o.o

Technique: Dang. I mean, wow. Just wow. You got some skill. The coloring is magnificent, the detail is stunning, really everything.
Except one thing - the dome's iron... Whatever you'd call them. At the top, the way they curve, it's really hard to tell what direction they curve in. Honestly, to me it looks more like they're curving outwards instead of inwards. I suggest less light on the inside, as the light source is really from the outside, not the inside.

Impact: I think I've sufficiently covered this in the above? xD I love this - It's really quite a stunning piece, very well executed.

I hope I didn't praise you too too much there? xD
And I hope I managed to help.
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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it is a beautiful work :)
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YagoMartins95 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull colors!! Amazing art
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MiniSteveK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
This is breath-taking! I love the beautiful detail so much.
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I love the blue glowiness about it. Feels kind of mysterious too.
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FlameMar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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FlameMar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
gomen error! x_X

is very majestic scene Butterflies 
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AngelicArtCreations Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
don't doubt yourself with your capabilities with art you are very good at animals. keep it up
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Almithy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Wowww... Emoji Set: Applause 
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jelloislife Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
you drew all my dreams together in one picture > . < :iconluvluvplz:
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plumita1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Amazing job! :love: :clap: :iconblakelord:
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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amayaangeline Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah cool!! > <
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scarfsNfrogs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Artist
This is beautiful :)
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HarmonieeBerry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Wow! This is so pretty :) it looks like the scene in Pony when the big jellyfish covers the senior home. I love this!
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Trumpet-Riggs Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a wonderful piece! I love it!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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Raayzel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you so much for the feature! :hug:

//sorryforthelatereply! ;u;
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
:huggle:
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Truly amazing, all the cool colors combined with the small hint of a few warm colors makes a wonderful color scheme.
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Ai-Don Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is done beautifully. If you don't mind. May I use this image for a powerpoint project, please? I can post the link to this image if you like.
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Sure as long as you credit its fine with me ^^
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Ai-Don Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks, I will make sure to credit you and site the image.
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VVanielle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Is awesome, wonderful and beautiful!!!
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Fraught-Adopts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost cried this was so beautiful.
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TheDevilOfTomorrow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
WAHHHHHHHH RAAYZELLLLLLL I FINALLY FOUND UR DEVIANTART. I SAW U ON ANIPAN AND THEN I WAS LOOKING FOR UR DA BUT I COULDNT FIND YOUUUUU but then I looked through Hitsukuya's favorites and I found u ;D W000000000000000T. My life is complete :D

BTW THIS IS SOO PRETTY PLEASE DO A TUTORIALLLLL FOR MEEEEE<3 or for all ur fans ;D
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dreamheron Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
incredible!!!
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No way this is the work of a sixteen year old. :iconwthplz:
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AliciaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*∆* wow it's amazing!!!!
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Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
i love whales, and i really like your artwork!
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riotgirlckb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :D
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D-Thessy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Precious!! :D
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TimeAngel-113224400 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
LOve aquariums, and btw Love the colors and good job!! ^^
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Joaru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student
The whale is very nice :)
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SkyeLuce Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just looked through your entire gallery and this one just really spoke to me. I think I understand what you mean by the secret beauty of the oceans, of gorgeous aquariums, and just... awe.

Your blues are beautiful. Your light really, really shines and you captured the soft mystery of light falling on underwater creatures.

:heart:
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RoninWarriorRyou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This is breath taking!!!
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iRaiin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Your art is really awesome!! I love how you make the image almost "glow" O_O
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW!!!
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Hellgunn90 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it.
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iamoki Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It reminds me of the description of the view from the Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I know the feeling, it indeed seems bland from the surface but is full of so much life under the srface. But I also love swimming in it :) I prefer a lake though, no salt water a sand sticking like everywhere O.o But those shallow seaswaters with clear visability I encountered some times, was truely stunning :love:
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MeChan2669 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u r a amazing drawer ...... coz u just wowed me
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Kokorichaaan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Wow, that's amazing! The colors are awesome and I like the light effect *-*
Really nice!
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Kite-Drachen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
This is awesome! Simply breathtaking!. The colors are so beautiful & relaxing. Amazing job!
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you! :love:
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Amazing work
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Kimidoll Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
You are amazing!
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foulscreen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
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RavensReflection Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why isnt this a DD yet?!
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Raayzel Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
ahh its probably cause i already got a DD around the beginning of the year, so that might be why >O<// but thank you! <3
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M0M00 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! :O
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