Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lionfish Illustration

I really liked the shallow water feel in the balloon fish and blue sea slug illustrations, so I used a similar gradient for my background.  The detail on this fish took a few hours to draw, so I expected to spend as many hours adding color to it.  Here is the in progress:

The final illustration follows, the result of 10 hours of color work in photoshop.  So pretty, but his expression is definitely the don't mess with me variety.


  1. He seems peaceful, yet totally about to kill something. Like a spiky, striped ninja. Love it. :)

  2. That's some incredible work! I really like watching these guys at aquariums and such, I think you did him justice.

  3. Thanks Jenn and kilted! He's got charisma, that's for sure.