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First fish Freddy of the original Siamese Fighting Fish clan, blasts off in his bowl. His mission, to avenge the insults levelled at his earth cousins, by grumpy humanoids. Aggressive and down in the mouth, indeed! He would show them, the water in his bowl was adjusting for space flight, shimmering slightly as the shock wave passed and he entered orbit. Soon he would shut down the hyperlink wormhole drive, drift gently into suspended animation, and wait. He clutched his shoalshifter, armed with the latest IRBMs (inter-reef ballistic missiles) and smiled, not that anyone would have noticed. He drifted into a deep sleep, as his bowl iced over and sped towards earth…

Tools used:
Pencil
Paper
Corel Painter
Wacom graphics tablet

I sketched, scanned then coloured digitally.

My artwork ranges from the traditional, to the slightly offbeat.

With the wildlife and landscape, paintings, I like a more photo-realistic approach, with light, colour, emotion and a sense of space, being key components.

My cartoons are a little quirky, with themes and styles varying according to mood.

My Website http://www.tomgodfrey.com.au

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Comments

  • Kathleen Cameron
    Kathleen Cameronover 7 years ago

    that is bizarre

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 7 years ago

    lol! what an amazing creature…he looks fearsome;) Fantastic work Tom, I love it;)

  • Craig Shadbolt
    Craig Shadboltover 7 years ago

    Ha, ha! This is hilarious! I showed it to my flatmate who accidentally ‘knocked off’ her Siamese fighting fish. I think she will have nightmares now….

  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrimover 7 years ago

    You guys are getting seriously (brilliantly) weird. This is brilliant, funny and superbly executed.

  • transmute
    transmuteover 7 years ago

    Cool Tom! I’m yet to finish my bit of the collaboration, because I’m having trouble finding the right deserted location around the inner Melbourne suburb of Prahran where I live!

  • JasonSmithPhotogs
    JasonSmithPhotogsover 7 years ago

    Haha! Smashing stuff again! Very bizarre but thats what makes this stuff so interesting.

  • Damian
    Damianover 7 years ago

    Cool image! That’s a fighting fish to take seriously :)

  • Cliff Vestergaard
    Cliff Vestergaardover 7 years ago

    How cool Tom now that a Siamese Fighting Fish WELL done sir TOM !

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 7 years ago

    Thanks people. Sorry it’s a little fierce Shanina :), but the story requires an aggressive, unsmiling fish. Bizzare, yup :) I love, like most Bubblers, to push the envelope of reality out of the square and into the bubble yeeehaaa. Shaddy, I hope your girlfriend doesn’t have too many fishy nightmares. Thanks Pilgrim -my ego waxes fat on your words :) Chris -no worries re timing. I will send it to you to use whenever you are ready. Thanks also, Jason and Damian, I’m glad it got your interest.

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 7 years ago

    LOL thanks Sir Cliff – I need your email address to sent the image to you.

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