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The Hippocamp Part 3 - ACEO by soulofwinter The Hippocamp Part 3 - ACEO by soulofwinter
More of the Hippocamp series, this one was done in Copic/Prismacolor Markers then painted over in Photoshop. I thought it would be neat to feature a larger group of fish within a few cards. When all three cards are collected, they form a larger picture (as seen here). It was fun figuring out the variations in head/fin shapes and sizes on one piece :D This one features Killifish. I didn't write down exactly what each of the species were, and the back one was based on a few different fish. I think it would be fun to an even larger ACEO collection like this, I'd probably do Cichlids next, just because I've been been so in love with that family of fish since I was a kid ^_^
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Ogonese Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
So I can only identify the first and second ones: 1st: Nothobranchius eggersi red 2nd: I'm not sure but looks like Aphyosemion primigenum, am I right?
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Centaurus09 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Wow. Hippocampi aren't a particular interest of mine, but these are a colorful delight to the eye! I liked your cloud cats, too; I just hate to think what it's like when they shed...

Done any mermaids like this? I like the exotic.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! Nope, haven't done mermaids before. Haha, a shedding cloud cat would be a nightmare, I imagine it would cause massive flooding! xD
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xXRainbowGirlyXx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kawaii~ !! >w< <3 <3 I love's horses!!! >w<
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Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
you make all of these so lifelike, that they could swim right at you from the computer screen. so stunningly beautiful. :)
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Nyan-mo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
it makes me sad knowing that I wont see animals like this irl.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Artist
I know what you mean, they would be such amazing animals!
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Skeletina Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
:w00t: It looks so much like a bookmark!!!!!!! :excited: Love the color palette, and very good details again!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you much! ^^
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SilvaraDragon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
those look awesome!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ARCrebs Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is my fav of the series. really like the one on the left with all the designs.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, the markings on these ones were so much fun :D
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katieburns Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
you always do such a great job on anatomy.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you :D
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maddie-she Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, my jaw just dropped
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Hehe, thanks ^_^
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mistressgothica Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You really need to knock of this talented shit...Just kidding I love it it's amazing!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Haha xD Thank you Angela! :hug:
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work. Your colours are so vibrant, they're inspiring me to be a little bolder with colour use in my next painting. Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the beautiful atwork!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you, that means a lot, it's quite an honor when I see another artist inspired by my work!
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crabbyash Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and very specialized in each one.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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loyal-brego Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
These ACEOs are absolutely beautiful! Do you sell them? :eager:
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! I'll be selling limited edition prints, 15 prints for each card. I'm working on putting up a shop for them right now. Until then, if you're interested in one, feel free to note me :)
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KurokiKumo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
So pretty! How do you do that with markers?
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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KurokiKumo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Welcomes!
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