I have had this idea in my head for so long now, finally got motivated to start working on it, took me 2 days to paint all this, based on a photo I took in Hong Kong. I plan to paint a series of this style... they are all in my head... it's like a short story...
I am quite happy about how it has turned out, and it's also the first time ever for me to paint such detailed stuff! Painting the underwater surface is a big challenge as well.
100% photoshop with a few photo references taken by myself. Hope you like it! This resized version doesn't show the detail much, but just FULL VIEW IT thank you!
for the suggestion of the nemos included in the painting otherwise this painting will be killing you with blue colour overdose
Progress and Details here: [link]
OMG i got a DD. ._. Thank you very much nighty and everyone for liking this piece! here's the 1600x1200 wallpaper version: [link] and thanks again!
sorry if i can't reply to the comments but there are so many! lol
04/11/2006: I have done a little bit of modification to the painting, added a layer of water, tuned the colour etc, and a new frame, hope you'd like it. oh and sorry about the popping up! (if there is one?)