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One Like You II by MBoulad One Like You II by MBoulad
Hi all...

As usual I feel compelled to apologise for not being around more. I have good reasons but they always sound like excuses, so I hate to list them all :lol:

I painted this as a submission for Dante's Heart. Finished it early December I think it was. Digital version of a traditional piece I made awhile ago [link]
There's a bit of a description on that page if anyone is interested :)

Well. I best get back to work :(

:hug: to you all, hope you're all well!
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Hi! This great work has been featured in [link] :hug: :Heart:
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Aw thanks for the feature :) Very kind of you!
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Haha, this is cute!
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susieecool Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Beautiful! I love the surprise on the fishes faces!
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ladyarah Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 2 - Merfolk", you can find it here: [link]
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:iconvelislavaa:
VeLisLaVaa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Soooooooo beautiful :heart:
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:iconinagugo:
inagugo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
wow great work .... it is perfect
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:icontop-artistsdirectory:
Exposed in the big TAD Summer Feature!
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:iconwdssanjeewa:
wdssanjeewa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
real organic........nice:+favlove:
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
It is more cute and will better hit the taste of today, but I like the sketchy version in aquarelle more :)
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Taintedkitten Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Student Photographer
Aww, are they lil dog faced puffers?
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:iconzun0:
Zun0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I liked the trad version, but this.... Wow O_o
This is just amazing!! =D

The fish looks so real, so alive =^_^=
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:iconvalindra:
Valindra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Wow, beautiful colors and detail.
You did an amazing job. :clap:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a difference! Even though the watercolour version is still beautiful, the amount of details you can put into your digital pieces just amazes me. :wow: Stunning work as usual!
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MBoulad Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks Michelle :D :hug: Yeah, I look at the traditional version of this, and while I like it, I can tell my heart just isn't in it like in a digital version. I feel like I start a traditional painting discouraged by the limitations :( If I put more effort and planning into it like a strictly traditional artist, they would come out better, but I just don't feel that inspiration anymore. Which is kind of sad.

I wonder what your thoughts are on comparing the two, now that you've started working in both media :) I loved watching you pick up digital, you took to it so naturally! I get the impression that you switch between the two media more easily than I can.
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks hon! :hug: Well, pencils were the only way I knew how to colour before, but now that I've tried digital, I have to say I enjoy them both equally. :nod: And even though it's been about 7 months since I got my tablet, I can't imagine NOT having one now! I agree - there are certain limitations in working with pencils - for me that's gotta be things like rain or water etc. And as for digital, well, it can be quite sore on the eyes! But for me, there's always something more personal about a traditional picture - it's harder to undo mistakes, and you've got to rely on your artistic eye more (I tend to use the dropper tool to get a colour right when using digital!) Plus, I find it really relaxing and you can take a sketchbook and pencils anywhere. Sorry to ramble on! :XD:
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MBoulad Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
No, don't be sorry! I loved that, I'm so curious to see other people's opinions comparing the two :) Especially you, dear, since you recently took up digital...because it's made such a big difference to me, I wonder if it's just a personal preference or others share the same experience.
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a wonderful, furthur development of your eariler watercolor. The color is so much richer and the objects so much more solid and better built up. It feels very 3D with a great since of depth back into it. You've moved her just a hair inward and I think that works much better. Really nice. :D
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks Sandi! It still has some of the shortcomings of the traditional version, composition isn't the best, but it was really nice playing with the underwater elements.
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it, I didn't really look for 'things that could have been done better'. I just enjoyed it.
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:iconwendyf:
wendyf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Very pretty:)
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconlennan:
lennan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I remember this! So pretty . =)
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconlennan:
lennan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
You're welcome!
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:iconnataliekelsey:
NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love! It's a darling concept and gorgeous execution.
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:iconnewparachute:
newparachute Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Student
Wow! Beautiful!
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DeniseGarbis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: the details & colours are so spectacular!!! Magnificent work!!
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:iconthebes1:
thebes1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
This I Love!
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:iconalahcs:
Alahcs Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist
This is beautiful! I love the colors, you did an amazing job!
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Writer
Beautiful as always, m'dear :D Love the colours and those orange fish just jump out at you! Fantastic! :D
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:iconrockandtree:
rockandtree Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
WOW!! Like the depth and field used in the painting!! :wow: Beautiful work! :thumbsup:
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:iconflurry-the-turkeykat:
Your work gets more and more beautiful everytime! I love her hair. It really looks soft and floaty and fluffy as hair dos under water. You captured that very well. And the colors are magnificent. Great work :-)
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:iconfusion-defiance:
Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that so cute! i like it :]
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:iconjens2seas:
Jens2seas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Gooorgeous hair and lips!
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:iconmanaquondoc-myst:
Manaquondoc-Myst Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing....I can almost hear the sounds of the sea.
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:iconazerane:
Azerane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very cool, really nice colourful underwater landscape. Her hair is really beautiful.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Love your work on the coral; the colours and slightly out-of-focus look are perfect. Can't help thinking, though, that the caption for this painting should be "Stand back! I've got a putterfish and I'm not afraid to use it!" ;P
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christelaln Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's so cool!
I love all the colors! :giggle:
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WraithTen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Cutest Puffers I've ever seen. :aww: The seaweed is excellent too. :love:
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pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I like the digital version much more, but the traditional has its charm too. It looks awesome, especially all the fish, so detailed.
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FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very gorgeous image, this! :heart::love::heart: I have to say I love this one more than the traditional one... I think mainly cause the colours are somewhat brighter here, as well as smoother, making the pic come more together.... And those pufferfish (sp?) are really cute! I 'specially like the littlest one :heart: and the mermaid's hair is just amazing!
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Oh, yeah...I agree. The traditional one was nice to work on, but digital is so much more fun for me! You can do so much more with it :)
I think this was just my excuse to paint pufferfish :) They're faces crack me up, so sweet and funny.
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nianiniel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love it. :deviation:
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thank you! :D
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TanjaGrimstvedt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
This is amazing! I love her hair, and the details in this one. Wonderful work, as always! :)
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thanks! It was a nice excuse to paint fishies lol...
:hug:
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sovereign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Wow....I truly can't get my eyes to go back to their original non-shocked position, I look like the fish right now. This is incredible!! You got the lighting just perfect, simply beautiful. :)
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:iconmboulad:
MBoulad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
LOL, your avatar is a perfect compliment to your comment (I'm imagining you looking like lemur actually lol!)
I do love painting underwater stuff, thanks!
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:iconsovereign:
sovereign Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Hahaha, yes I did look very much like the lemur! Ooo excellent, I'll be expecting more beautiful underwater scenes! ;)
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