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Of The Deep by Simanion Of The Deep by Simanion
Size: Approx. A5
Medium: Graphite on paper, digital colouring.

Deep sea creatures. Now that shit is fucked up.

This drawing isn't half as creepy as what actually exists down there, haha. I've always been fascinated and entirely creeped out by the deep sea. Translucent, slimy and enormous-eyed monstrosities in a vast pit of total darkness. I'm sure they're just misunderstood.

I've been trying to do more rough sketching, without any intention of making something significant. Going back to pencil. I find that i do a lot of my "sketching" in my head, and when it comes to putting an idea down, it only involves two or three extremely basic and tiny sketches before I start "the real thing". I admire artists who have a much more drawn-out process, so to speak, where they end up with books filled with little sketches and half-finished visual stories to look back over. It's good for productivity and creativity. Perhaps ignore the fact that I turned this sketch into a final work, lol. The intention was/is there.

Aesthetically, I liked the idea of portraying this as a half-living fossil that just didn't make sense. On paper, within the paper, behind glass, in its natural habitat, a memory in a dream... all this rolled into one. A curiosity from a museum you'll never find again.

A (slightly late) happy Halloween!
:pumpkin::pumpkin::pumpkin::pumpkin:

~Simon

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:iconenjoybrad:
enjoybrad Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Beautiful work!
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Art-and-books Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Artist
I have the pleasure to inform you I've featured this work in the very first issue of my new art journal --> art-and-books.deviantart.com/j…
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shinywen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I am blown away, this is so damn creative and amazing
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DemonicCake Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dunno... this seems pretty creepy. it looks as though u hav taken inspiration from a leaf! Interesting!
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:iconf-skala:
F-Skala Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
i want one. or five. no...i want to *be* one. :stinkeye:
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:iconpicture-bandit:
Picture-Bandit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:spotlight-left:November Feautre -> [link] :spotlight-right:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :peace:
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:iconndlevett:
NDLevett Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool work!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :boing:
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:iconndlevett:
NDLevett Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You*re welcome!!!
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:iconnocolourlikered:
Nocolourlikered Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Wow, that's really awesome. I like your style. :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconlukehoward:
LukeHoward Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
nice!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :aww:
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for November!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
:icondeviantsgallery:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou for this feature! :thanks:
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:iconspiritofdarkness:
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:clap: really nice work
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work....potty mouth. lol;p
Really cool:)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha. What have I done?
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothin'. That shit IS fucked up!
That's the first time I've used profanity
on DA....ever. Way to go!;p
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:iconmyronavitch:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Even more creepy than your drawing, which isn't half bad, is your foul language.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry if it offends you, it's not intended to be malicious or anything - it's more of a common phrase.
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:iconmyronavitch:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Okay, sure, it's common street take and should be kept there, on the street in my opinion.
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BittaSweetCandy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is fantastic! I'm so inspired by this creepy fishy!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! Somehow they are inspiring. It's almost like having our own little aliens already on the planet.
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dizzyflower28 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Creepy drawing & I totally agree, the ocean creeps me out too!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's just...not right. Haha. Glad you liked it :D
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:iconczety:
czety Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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:iconmaglic:
maglic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
crazy fish ^^
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, indeed! :lol:
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:iconknives509:
Knives509 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so cool :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :aww:
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GallifreyanGeek Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Nice work, great detail. Sea creatures are so cool C:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! They definitely are. So unique.
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GallifreyanGeek Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You're welcome ^^ And yeah. If you had to pick a favorite sea creature, what would it be?
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :peace:
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:iconsourisdesbois:
sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice creature! All the details are very interesting!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much :aww:
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:iconbelowdarkwater:
BelowDarkWater Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Woooahhhhhh
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cailin!!!!!!!!!! ....Hey :lol: Sooo whatchya up to? I see your shoots are going as wonderfully as ever. They look like so much fun.
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BelowDarkWater Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Simooooon!

hahah they are, they're lots of fun! Just waiting around at the moment to graduate!
What have you been up to? :D
x
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Sennish Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
nice!!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bounce:
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Well, I think you may be someone I will have to follow, I am immediately intrigued by your art style!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh cool, thanks very much! Glad you like it :D
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Excellent work.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :aww:
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