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I quite enjoyed doing this piece, for the atmosphere of it and the simple composition letting me focus on the details.
Poor diver getting pulled down by some unhappy neighbors. What's it like to be choked, bled, and drown all at once?
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bobbysaypie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I immediately think of XCOM: Terror from the deep or HP Lovecraft
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's heavily based on XCOM :)
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TheLastHokuten Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know you made underwater stuff! :o
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Just for this one book.
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larivan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
X-COM: Terror from the Deep

XDD
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wolfphantom21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this I love the way you did the bubbles 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Having a dark backdrop for them certainly makes it easier.
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wolfphantom21 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I bet that would be so much trouble trying to find the right hue if the background wasn't so dark 
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
XCOM?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Contact makes a lot of references to xcom.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
  It is so real.  How can you achieve this?  It scares me but I love your ART.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't quite call it realism, but using reference photos and careful observation go a long way.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
that's right.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You don't really want to know. :D *choke* Awesome piece, Shimmy, love the atmosphere of this one!!  Really makes one want to be a diver, doesn't it?
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angry-pandina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
POR QUE?!?!?!?!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lel
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dubski123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I love the focus and the mystery, It really makes me wonder what the creature is.
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EvilCleric Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Sooo....how long until we see some Deep One like Dagon?
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 I tend to think that this would be the end result.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEY3fN…

 How fast can that creature dive?
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ArcSpartan009 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...not a good day to free willy.
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NullBoss Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive as always, love the feeling this piece gives. Brilliant stuff.
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I shudder to imagine going out like that. I'm all for fighting the aliens, just so long as I can do it on the ground.
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Clarencezer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't know why but the first thing that came into my mind after taking a close look into that diver's face......Morgan Freeman?!? ,otherwise I like this piece alot! :iconfavplz:
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loverking99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate swimning now
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Artist
poor diver... but cool pic
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crom-is-dead Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
ouuuuhhhhh..... some sweet love in the deep dark ocean bottom.... i hope the diver came prepared but we all know that he didn't!
it's a beauty man! i really felt the despair of the diver ...... damn! nice job!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Yep, he's not sleeping with the fishes...he's likely to be eaten by them.
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Woah . . .
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Inexstinctus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
The horror of the depths.
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drbrBr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, if one ever wants to definitely get rid of somebody, that's the way to do it. Maybe put a volcano underneath, to add "boiling to death" to the death-triple, to make it the "fantastic four"? ;)

Nice one, I like when you detail your stuff more than you usually do. Make that a new habit, please?

Cheerio, Bear-i-o ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This piece isn't very detailed at all, you're just being tricked by tight cropping and atmosphere :P
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drbrBr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"You tricked me once, won't let you trick me twice, no!"
But you tricked me good ;) And it doesn't diminish how much I like the piece, my dear Shimmay!
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SubjectLambda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Amazing, this is my sort of art!
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MichaelPrescott Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
So good.
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Caliban77 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

Any idea when Contact or its supplement books might see an English language version?

 

Thanks

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly I have no idea.
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Tastikixtutsu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Tastikixtutsu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, this is different!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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LMorse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hoo cool! that all i can say :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe. reminds me of Terror From the deep. you know, that old Xcom game
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The theme of the book is definitely referenced. Contact in general references xcom a lot.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ive noted quite a bit of your work drew parrelels with it. all those great games from childhood, that are copyrighted... but left to the wayside... someones got to bring them back. somehow.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I imagine that's what it feels like to get audited by the IRS.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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