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November 3, 2012
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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!


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enjoybrad Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Beautiful work!
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 -->…
shinywen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I am blown away, this is so damn creative and amazing
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!
F-Skala Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
i want one. or five. no...i want to *be* one. :stinkeye:
Picture-Bandit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:spotlight-left:November Feautre -> [link] :spotlight-right:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :peace:
NDLevett Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool work!
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :boing:
NDLevett Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You*re welcome!!!
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