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Koi Boy by cypherx Koi Boy by cypherx
No, they're not koi, I know.. sounded better than goldfish balloon holding boy. :/

I spent the majority of my day working on this, in fact I haven't had anything to eat and my head is now throbbing. This was meant to be the cover of my balloon tutorial... but I like it as a stand alone painting, so it looks like I'll have to do another for that.


I rendered the boy more than I had meant to, so I forced myself to stop, prying my own tablet-pen out of my pudgy ickle fingers.
Photoshop 7.0

Close up of the fishies - [link]

This was featured in issue 14 of ImagineFX magazine in the "Henning Spotlight" So I have to say thank you to :iconhenning: and :iconkyena: for that... was very sweet of them. I haven't seen it yet, and am a little nervous about seeing it... haha but I've gotten letters from people who have read it and liked it, so I'm excited for it to arrive in the US.
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:iconlocustavampa:
LocustaVampa Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
So warm! So cold <3
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:iconnamelesssaint:
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
wonderful.
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:icondefectivebarbie:
defectivebarbie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks like someone has copied your "Koi Boy" artwork & is selling it here: www.storenvy.com/products/2302…
Just wanted to let you know.
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:iconnamelesssaint:
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Writer
So cool...but the watermark is annoying.
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:iconnimportant:
NImportant Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the concept! :la:
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:iconjohnrett:
johnrett Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
suuuper!
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:iconlafajev:
Lafajev Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Superb!
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:iconjaylayson:
Jaylayson Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I love it and it creeps me out all at the same time.
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:iconisaiahdowlen:
IsaiahDowlen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
interesting
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:icongroenew:
Groenew Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student
colours are amazing ...
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:iconviolentinephoto:
violentinephoto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Photographer
paranoia agent inspiration?
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:iconcypherx:
cypherx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No - not heard of it
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:iconianartic:
ianARTic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
nice work man
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:iconawayawayaway:
AWAYawayAWAY Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
wow, it's inceradible, good job!:D
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:iconlordinear:
lordinear Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! wow its just....
W
O
W
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:iconhencid:
Hencid Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
i love you way for use the lights and i love ths idea of the fishes in the balls
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:iconrizarlogic:
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Awesome and mesmerizing; has a Huck and Mad Max feel to it!
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:iconwyrd66:
wyrd66 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I've always liked this piece. I'm glad I was able to find it again, after a good couple of years of seaching.

Beautifully done. I love his intense expression.
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WaffleDemon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Beautiful! I love all the details, and how the face draws you to it...
His expression is so intense o_O
Also, he's just plain adorable <3
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NicodemusRahl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I found the close up stumbling, and figured from the title this was a DevArt work. Of course it was! Great picture, reminds me of another one with a boy and girl, two balloons, one pink, one black, kind of a dark side/light side painting. Anyway great picture :)
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:iconcypherx:
cypherx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you - yeah that other one is mine too
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:iconchickaen:
Chickaen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
This is pure magic.
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:iconblue-cherub:
Blue-Cherub Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Spectacular!
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:iconhopesexton:
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.

[link]

feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed.

Hope
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:iconcypherx:
cypherx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure
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:iconhoittore:
Hoittore Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Beautiful
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:iconmissann91:
MissANN91 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.......




(totally speechless)
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:iconautumngeshia1106:
Autumngeshia1106 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sweet jesus this is epic!! i wish i could have my fishes in a balloon!! great work!!
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:iconlechaoss:
LeChaoss Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
~deep deeep meaning woow!
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:iconvincekamp:
vincekamp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I am not sure why, but this pic really jumped off the page for me. Apart from it being a brilliant painting (who the hell am i to judge), I just love it. Thanks.
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
As i like this very much i featured it here [link]
If you want it removed please tell me.
Thank you.
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:icontenderlysharp:
TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Compelling character, he commands a powerful energy. Beautiful color, light, and composition.
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
this is awesome!!! i love how dynamic it is!
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:iconhorriblesweet:
Horriblesweet Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!
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:icongiftedelements:
GiftedElements Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Writer
I love the balloons and the fish
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:iconsweetlittlefilly:
SweetLittleFilly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
i must say, that little boy is strikingly cute and adorable; i really like the eyes too!

Oh and hey, where can I get my own fish baloon? O: d;
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:iconleprikhan:
Leprikhan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm absolutely astonished. The juxtaposition and contrast is absolutely wonderful
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:iconpandemic-3:
PandemiC-3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
amazing :clap: i love this work is beautifull
i love the balloons and the boy looks amazing
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:iconpandemic-3:
PandemiC-3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
amazing :clap: i love this work is beautifull
i love the balloons and the boy looks amazing
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:iconfuntoon:
Funtoon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Artist
Best of the best .. :clap:
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:iconparrish1108:
parrish1108 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009   Interface Designer
dude.... thats so awesome!!!
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:iconbite-volante:
Bite-Volante Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Awesome!!
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:iconjoleander:
JoLeander Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Very cool look. The colors really pop and the background really pulls together the whole vibe of the piece.
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:iconkassiel:
kassiel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Photographer
love the fishes :D awesome idea!
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:iconbluemutantfreak:
Bluemutantfreak Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I keep coming back to this but for the life of me I keep forgetting to fav it. So I've done it this time!

Great work...always wanted to draw someone holding a fish in a balloon but never got around to it and you beat me to it. ;D
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lukaself Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Writer
Orange is all that matters. Add two drops of orange in a dark land and what do you obtain? A masterpiece from another world.
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:iconkaysyn:
kaysyn Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
very cool!
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:icontenion:
Tenion Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
just great!

like the ideas!
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:iconmandy-chika:
mandy-chika Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Writer
I love this love the floating fish in glossy balloons
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