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Atlas and Dione by Dianae Atlas and Dione by Dianae
:star:Edited : Larger version with watermark. I refined the hand, haid, adjusted the color scheme, added some bubbles. Print updated (no watermark on it of course). :star:

This painting is a concept for a videogame project about Atlantis. The characters are Atlas, the king of Atlantis and a Nereid : Dione.
It had to be a little bit similar to "Deep Sea Creature" because this one has become part of the game aswell (so I've added the same features on the faces under the eyes, a similar composition, etc...)

This is some kind of a "speed painting" (10 hours...) and yeah, I know about the blurry hand... boo boo, it's ugly ^^ I'll fix it when I have more time ) so it's a little bit messy... I had to meet a deadline so I've not had time to make it look better and I'm a little bit too busy at the moment to work more on it.

Comments and crits are most welcome, I may update this image soon :)

Photoshop CS and my beloved wacom, my ex-bf used as a ref for Atlas face and a mirror for the Nereid's face (each member of the team will be converted into one of the game characters and since my name is very similar to the one of this Nereid, I've painted myself as her More coming soon! )

By the way, we're still searching for 3D artists/animators that could do models and animate them so if you're interested, please send me a message :)

Thanks for viewing! :)

Edit : I've added some scales and fixed a small lighting issue :)

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Incendiaryy Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
This is just amazing! I really want to put in a frame and decorate my room with it. Put somewhere I can look at it all the time! 
You're an awesome artist!
SocialMonster Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I really like this one.
ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
really cool
MissWinchester88 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow very fantastic!!!
ktaatk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
amazing!! :) i love the color, the hair, their faces! i love it! :)
cipher-X Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the translucent scales on Atlas..and the eyes, just wow! =)
RoseLoveCry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DefrizeArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Supaydrakull Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no more than a single word for this... Wow!!! O.O
SedoToshiro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
truly amazing piece!! :D
LanternofMasks Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
so cool! The eyes are so captivating and there is an amazing sense of it being underwater :) brilliant!
Dingosnack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I love this piece of artwork. You should be VERY proud of it!!! I was wondering if you have thought about or have already done a full body shot as I would love to see what you would do!!!! You are amazing Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I am trying to get back to creating again after a long struggle with issues, issues that going back to being creative might also help.

Again Thank you!!!!

hilost Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
her detayını ağzım ašık inceledim:)
turynn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
The eyes are so haunting! Besides that the blurry hand is the first thing I noticed... but in a GOOD way :D it's like a photo taken with the focus on the face...
jaded-ink Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
OH dear. your work is AHHHHHMAZING. blurry hand or not...i'm enthralled. fabulous.
Sheeeva Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Diane, I'm tattoo hunting and I found the male in your image here used as a tattoo. Too late to do anything about it, I suppose, since it's already inked on someone's flesh, but I thought you'd be interested in knowing about it:
Gilgalad-Yamato Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
incredible eyes and atmosphere!
DarkyriaGraphDesign Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Wonderful work! You're featured here => [link] and here on my journal [link]
Silvanteer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
it's awesomeness is unbelievable... oh and I like your avatar very much, too :D
I'm so gonna fave this! :)
brokenBLOODEDwings Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
its amazing :clap:
Dianae Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Thanks :)
itt0ryu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
My nickname is based on this Titan :D
Dianae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
haha nice one ^^
KisaDream Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
ouah tous ces détails !! Vous faites vraiment bien les cheveux...
ça fait longtemps que vous vous servez de logiciels ? C'est assez impressionnant !
Biketteme Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
so beautiful OO
I love your work
allison712 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconweekenddanceplz: [link]
mentalmesss Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this in shadowness, and I fell in love with the guy...Atlas?
anyway, I'm in love
butterflyskiss Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
This is beautiful. Atlas sorta looks like Pan^^. Same jaw structure and beard. I really love how you put so much detail into your work. It's absolutely phenomenal. :heart:
Margoth64 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Juste un mot à dire: MA-GNI-FIQUE! ^^
krizzyg Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009   General Artist
Atlas kind of reminds me of Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon... if you know who I'm talking about :p.
That's meant as a compliment if anything btw haha.
I love detail in your work, and your work in general ha. Keep it up :D
jazzknh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
The mother of pearl sheen in their eyes makes them look even more otherworldly and thank you for adding the air bubbles. Reminds us that they are infact underwater.
StellaTheStarDesign Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are featured here:[link]
ikreate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   General Artist
I am so overwhelmed by your Talent and I just cannot get over the great amount of details that goes into your works. It is very evident that you put so much of your time and efforts and so much of yourself into every piece that you create and it never ceases to amaze me, ever <3
antoanette Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Your work has been featured in my journal:heart:
hugoneves Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Cela continuera Favorite
MorwenIsilme Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Oh my! Awesome!
peterdzign Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:wow: one of your best....(to me of course ;p)
enixeffex Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
MariColl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply incredible!!!! I love it! want to see more.:)
Darkaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the mood and the accurate details of this piece. :)
rgquarkup Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
feature here:
oguzaral Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Sometimes when you paint hair, it looks a bit messy and that there's too much but here it's perfect. It has the same attributes of hair in water but isn't overloaded with too many strands. I love the luminous glow that is in their faces and eyes. The scales on the neck strike me as floating, as though they aren't really attached to anything. I think that maybe they just need to wrap around some more but I'm having a hard time discerning the exact problem. Atlantis' reaching hand seems random to me but if it has to be there then so be it. I will point out though that it's anatomically incorrect. I take it that that is his left hand reaching over. The fingers stretch out too far. If you make a claw, you'll see that your fingers have a lot more bend. Also, where did the thumb go? I like how you have the bubbles coming from his nostrils but I would think that means he has lungs, otherwise they'd come out of his gills but perhaps his gills are his lungs. I like the sternness in his face. It shows his confidence and power and the hint of fear on Nereid's face compliments that idea of strength in Atlantis. It would only seem right as well that she would have bubbles coming out of her nostrils too but that would probably just get distracting on her because she's not the main focus. That giant bubble by her head IS distracting though. You wouldn't happen to have a bubble painting tutorial would you?
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Checkout my gallery, the water splash tutorial can be used as a bubble tutorial.
dream-happy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This picture is ridiculously good. I can't stop looking at it.
Domipet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student General Artist
The detail in your work is amazing.
OrbitalChiller Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
thecrunchyblueberry Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
"Speed painting"? This would have taken me over a month, and it wouldn't have look 1/3 as good!
SniperJrd Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
OH GOD!! amazing.
Izene Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome!
I love the lights!
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