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Spirit of the Ocean by JoJoesArt Spirit of the Ocean by JoJoesArt

You can buy the ORIGINAL drawing for 200 USD!!! I am not doing this often, so if you are interested, please drop me a note! :D



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Waves flowing inside of me,
Water pouring from my mind,
I am the ocean, I am the sea,
under the horizon and far far behind.

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Some traditional art again! :) I love that color combination - blue and red! And I love drawing mermaid-related things!! This one is more abstract, I really like that kind of style! ^^ :la: Hope you like it as well! :heart:

Watercolors on watercolor paper, about 5 hrs

-- Favs, critiques and comments are highly appreciated!! :hug: --



Watch me for moree! :D :iconsanguisgelidus:
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:iconmilovanf:
I like the expression of this photography a lot. Especially the cell shading that you did on her. The deep blue effect that you did on her are done very well, from deep blue to high light blue. The contrast on this watercolor technique that you did are done very beautiful. The colors are very soft, so this painting style that you did it ti looks like its made in computer 3-D technique, not with watercolors as you said, because it looks so realistic and so professionally done. There is nothing more to say for me, accept that you are the best artist that I've ever saw in my life. Good luck and keep with this work that you have because you are truly naturally talent that I've ever saw in my life.
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Haha I am so very sorry for spamming, I just copied this critique from your 'compare' piece. I feel like my comments would be more appropriate here:

Although the digital version is amazing and is really good on its own (i really like the light effect coming from behind), I think the traditional version appeals more to the senses and the mind. *cough* I shall try to explain myself:
Digital - really cool, no error, smooth finish, original composition/make up and as said earlier, cool light effect
BUT, done in an anime style, which I actually have nothing against being an anime fan myself, but it's a lot more 'common' (esp on DA) compared to your second piece (music: I'm sexy and you know it)
Traditional - a lot more surreal and I think, personal. being drawn directly by the hand (consciously? unconsciously? I am thinking here of automatic drawing done in the 1930s/40s) the face seems a lot wilder and alien to me, and leaves more space for the viewer to interpret, imagine, figure out what is hair, blood, wind, water etc. (music: something chilling, like that creepy Microcosmos song)
Voila. I hope that made a minimum of sense ^^'
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It's funny, because from this, I guess I am leaning towards the traditional one. It surprises me because I think at first, I preferred the other for it's more finished aspect. But yeah, def the traditional one. Leaves so much more space for introspection. Sorry, I am going to shut up now instead of spamming your page. Hope you do more of this kind of work! glhf
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paperwifu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully done, i love how you added the effect of water into it. Gorgeous!
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:iconjustartshow:
JustArtShow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its SO FAB!!!
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:iconnatah1:
Natah1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful! ^^
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Persiangirl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
great job! I also like abstract art. please check out my gallery and leave me your feedback.
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ashtheash Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
>< IT'S BEAUTIFUL! ...could you put up a video of you making a lovely piece like this?
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:iconv5virus:
v5virus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A very beautiful work of art.
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:iconthalana:
Thalana Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Beautiful !
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:iconneverlandfairy40:
NeverLandFairy40 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely breath taking. Your work is so amazing! Kepp it up =]
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:iconhuaniee-chan:
Huaniee-chan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Her eyes seem so vivid!! Simple awesome!!!
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:iconmanylines:
ManyLines Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
really really beautiful!!
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your amazing piece has been featured here: [link]
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:iconcsuk-1t:
CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Digital Artist
What a wonderful image/artwork. One of the nicest piece's i have seen in my entire life! --> :+fav: :clap:
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:iconserenityame:
SerenityAme Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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narutogoldylocks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so fucking beautiful. I can't even say anything. It's just so original, realistic, creative, and has textures that I could never DREAM of making.
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LadyNeytiri Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the colors in this sooo much :heart:
And its cool how she looks kind of Asian but
has the Indian dot and trademarks of English too ^_^
Anyway this is fantastic!! :D
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:icondarktundras:
DarkTundraS Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Agnes cecile copy:...?
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:iconjojoesart:
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?? no, not really.. I really do like her style and she certainly inspires me, but her style is still really differen to mine..
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DarkTundraS Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Oh ok ^^; just thought the whit elines and the dots wwere real similar to some of her technique .O.
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JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its funny how people always assume everyone, who paints in abstract style copies agnescecile... ^^ but uts no problem! :hug:
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crazydragon111 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful and mermaid-y! I love it.
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BarebackRider2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SO AMAZING THE COLOURS THE BLENDING IM BEDAZZLED
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taibossigai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love the blues in this. How large is it? Might be something to add in the description for interested folks... :)
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xXGrinsekatze Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wenn ich Kohle hätte würde ich es dir sofort abnehmen! :love:
Es ist (wie jedes deiner Bilder) einfach nur supertoll! :D
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JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh dankeee!! du hast ja auch schon ein bild von meiner schwester zuhause! ^^ :heart:
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xXGrinsekatze Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bitte bite! :la:
Jepp das habe ich :love:
Es hängt bei mir im Wohnzimmer! >w< Ich liebe es! :heart:
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:iconjuliano-pereira:
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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:iconvalking:
Valking Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well...
it's more the spirit of awesomness!
gorgeous!!!!!
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful!
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:iconnxd411:
NxD411 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
You continue to amaze me, love. :icongrellplz: * smiles * Never stop!
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:icontabletopfiend:
TabletopFiend Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Whenever I use ink wash or watercolors they always come out looking like a mess. But this.... you definitely have a talent for this.
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Cool~
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:icongreeneyedghostcats:
GreenEyedGhostCats Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks amazing, I could never do that in 5 hours :XD:
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Uber-Dan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
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:iconnykol-haebrd:
nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! This is an amazing watercolor piece. Bright and bold, not too washed-out. Superb!
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X-Italy-Fan-X Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
w-wow... i dont even know what to say O.O There are no words to express how i love this
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:iconross-makoske:
Ross-Makoske Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful!
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babyboo69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Simply stunning! I love how you always put an orient feel to your pieces.
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:icon3eyedgirl:
3EyedGirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I would never have thought to put the red in for a water based elmetnal. beautiful!
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg::wow: "Dude, Duuuuude, DUDE!!" :wow::omg:
Like my Beloved Zhaan full of exotic Beauty and flavor SO :faint::love::faint: Lovin this!!!
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:iconjojoesart:
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaay! Thank youu!!! :heart:
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ArtNatiTopia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
oh wow! i love it *
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:iconjojoesart:
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay thank youuuuu!! :D
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:iconspells17:
Spells17 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Wooww... I thought it was digitial.. In a good way ;) :love: :tighthug:
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:iconxartl3ssx:
xArtl3ssx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Breathtaking painting!
The swirls around her head add a nice flow and great color-scheme. (:
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:iconseras-loves-master:
Seras-Loves-Master Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love the detail! It is so beautiful.
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Kingofgamo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Woa ..... OoO"
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nyeusipaka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
love......love....LOVELOVELOVELOVE
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :clap:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful - love the colors together!
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TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY ARE YOU SO GOOD AT WHAT YOU DOOOO?!
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