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Postby Sub-Mariner » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:31 pm

pork_chop wrote:Had a few people wanting to see a demasoni.


WOW, that looks great! :thumb:

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Postby newforestrob » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:25 pm

:o :lol: :thumb: =D>
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Postby juststayinthecave » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:13 pm

Great work, what a laugh...

Bring on the eye biter.:lol:

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Postby pork_chop » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:18 pm

last one for today, Synodontis petracola.

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Postby TCP » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:49 pm

:o WOW... amazing artwork!

What program do you use?

Great Job once again! :thumb:
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Postby Sub-Mariner » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:02 pm

Hey pork_chop, I sent you a PM a few hours ago and just realized you might not have your settings set up yet to let you know youve received a PM. I often get PMs and still dont get an email letting me know???

Anyway when you have some time check your PM, its up top under "my mailbox" next to the "search", "profile" etc.

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Postby pork_chop » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:12 pm

The process for these particular fish drawings is:

1) research the type of fish I want to draw, look at a bunch of reference photos.
2) Sketch out some rough drawings on paper, the scan into the computer
3) Digitally draw over my rough pencil lines using photoshop with a Wacom Intuos tablet
4) Then finally after Im satisfied with image I digitally color it using again photoshop.
5) file: save

For the most part each one of these roughly took about an hour and half give or take.
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Postby GTZ » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:35 pm

:o :thumb:
75G Tropheus sp. 'red' (Moliro)
55G WC Cynotilapia sp. 'hara' | Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus chewere'
Malawi Bloat
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Postby MikeyMike22 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:27 am

Every time you post one of these renditions, I immediately have a little mini-cartoon run through my a cichlid nerd's version of Family Guy or The Simpsons!

Not sure if you're into animation, but little 30 second clips with these guys might be a fun enterprise for you...or just a 3 to 4 panel comic strip...I know I'd follow something like that anyway :popcorn:

Keep the drawings coming!
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Postby zimmy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:30 am

These are amazing!!! =D>

I'd love to see a tropheus.
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Postby Clink51 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:10 am

These are very very awesome looking.

3 suggestions if you would (for my icon thingy)

The horny and promiscuous Multifasciatus

The laid back(almost stoner-esque) of the Alto. Comp

and the hyper activity of the Cyp. Leptosoma

Just things i would love to see.

Keep up the good work dude, this is some nice stuff (ps for some really good pics to look at as reference, look up RAZZO, he takes some awesome pics)
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Postby Aulonocara_Freak » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:23 am

These are AWESOME!

Also could you make an apistogramma cacatuoides?
10 gallon:

20 gallon long:
Emersed Planted Tank

2.5 gallon:
20~ Danio Fry

65 gallon:
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Postby clgkag » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:27 pm

Great skill! How about a crenicichla marmorata or a Midas with huge nuchal hump?
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Postby DanniGirl » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:11 pm

From one artist, to another- Great Job!

How do you like using the tablet?
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Postby vann59 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:32 pm

Excellent work. It would be cool to see a 'group portrait' Mbuna tank theme looking something like a small mafia gang. 8)
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