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Power dive by lapis-lazuri Power dive by lapis-lazuri
Edit: No way! A DD, my first one! THANK YOU!!! :boogie:


Alcedo atthis, Eurasian Kingfisher, diving for a snack. These birds are incredible fishers, I've watched them diving on documentary films and it's a truly impressive sight. I really don't know how the photograph I used for ref was done. But the result is stunning and it was a pleasure to paint.

I focused most of my attention on the bubbles here. They took much of my imagination and inventiveness, and a few unsuccessful trials of the highlighting, until I finally got that look. Enjoy!


Reference "Under Water" by Gisela & Manfred Delpho: www.delpho.de/english/index.ht…
Take a look at the whole gallery on this site, there are some truly incredible photos.

Done entirely on Ps CS4.
Texture for the rocks from CG Textures.


Won Second Place in the Water-themed Contest by :iconsarahbuhr:
Participated in the "Traditional & Digital Art Birds" Contest by :iconparrotsandbirdsunion:


Animated WIP here:

Power dive - Progress by lapis-lazuri



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Thank you very, very much for all the :+fav: and comments! I deeply appreciate your support!
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:iconcecilyandreuartwork:
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!  Awesome!  
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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dandilionseed Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow:
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful creation.
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconsatishverma:
satishverma Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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Likaseth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Perfectly harmonising colours! How the f*** did you draw the bubbles so perfectly? :D
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, thank you :) I followed Mother Nature's own perfection :)
They were an experiment actually. I just let my hand freely mess around with shapes of different size, and then added a little lighting and glittering.
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Likaseth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, thatīs one of the deepest true thoughts I ever read on DeviantArt, amazing! ^_^
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