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2D Forever

I had a dream the other night of being underwater – typically in these dreams I’d wake up quickly realising I can’t breathe, but in this case I could – which was a bonus. Anyway, this stemmed from that dream.

Is he drowning? Is he trying to say something? Up to you, but it was an image that stuck in my head after my dream. Kind of scary, kind of not. He could just be blowing bubbles.

I promised to someone that I would go further into my technique used on my pictures. This particular piece is very simple, I just wanted to draw it quickly so it was typical brush work straight into Photoshop for me. Very similar to traditional painting techniques, I splashed in a base shape of a dark colour then painted in lighter shades to create the shapes. I put the bubbles and the background on separate layers so I could tweak those as much as necessary without ruining the focal figure.

Hope that helped… in some way!

Illustrator and Designer, just trying to draw more.

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  • Alyssa Medina
    Alyssa Medinaalmost 7 years ago

    love the bubbles and the rays of light coming down through the water. i also like how you cant see the eyes, gives it that questionable edge like you said in your description, is he drowning or just trying to talk?

  • colorblind
    colorblindabout 6 years ago

    i agree wit the previous comment
    your art is something that gets thoughts activated throught the mind
    and for me are something new to the eye and i like
    for me i read someone that just popped up while you are swimming trying to warn you of something horrific
    he doesn’t read as being scared to me probably because i would see him being scared with his hands up
    i love this though

  • neogolas
    neogolasabout 6 years ago


  • RobertCharles
    RobertCharlesover 4 years ago

    another excellent piece!

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 2 years ago

    this is intense and great work….please consider adding this to ‘love of eerie and enchanting artwork’!!…

  • wormink
    worminkabout 1 year ago

    better grow those gills enjoy and create

  • ArtBattles
    ArtBattlesabout 1 year ago

    Acrylic spray? Looks great

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