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A Christmas Coral by priteeboy A Christmas Coral by priteeboy
Tired of the same old, cold, snowy Christmas depictions? that's such a Northern Hemisphere tradition and so for the first time I will salute the season on behalf of my own half of the globe most of which are enjoying balmy Summer weather as always in December :sun: Combine that with the fact I've wanted to do a coral reef scene for ages and this is the result...A Christmas Coral :fish:

I scraped getting my annual Christmas deviation done on time this year, finishing only days before the day itself and was even forced to neglect some commissions along the way to get it finished on time :work: either that or I would have had to put it off for another year! :ohnoes:

Can you believe the corals in this are actually ornaments from my own fish tank? Yep, normally I'm not really into photo-manipulation but it's not like I had enough time to paint or 3D-model all that from scratch anyway, plus I thought since they were my photo's of my corals, it still makes it mine anyway :deviation: The Fish are all rendered out of Vue, most a resource from Cornucopia 3D but that's the only outside stock I used. The Jellyfish, stingray and Starfish-star were made from scratch by me though :) Put in mixed media since I used a bit of everything in terms of programs and methods of creation here :painter:

Happy Holirays! ;)

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:iconmithras90:
Mithras90 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Will seriously consider buying these as cards and sending them to very special friends.  
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Mithras90 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
So clever.  I would definitely send this as a Christmas Card (and definitely credit the author.)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I do have this one available for purchase as greeting cards ;)
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:iconmithras90:
Mithras90 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
I hope to buy it before Christmas. It's great (especially as I spent lots of Christmases in the Middle East - lots of sand, sea and Sun but no snow!)  Are they sold in packs?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I've never bought any cards from dA before, so I'm not sure about the packs. Your best bet is, when you go to the buy this print/card page, is to see if that's an option, otherwise just buy as many as you think you'll need at once. But since I don't distribute them myself, there's not much I can do about the format they sell them in ^^;
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Mithras90 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Fair enough.  It's just so gorgeous.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture!
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pixarviolet Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Creative ;D a beautiful Christmas tree underwater, lol don't care for the jellyfish though ha hate those gross looking things HA
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think jellyfish can look pretty, but they gross me out too much to ever want to touch them - stinging or not :fear:
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pixarviolet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
haha I think they look like aliens of the deep, with having no eyes or ears, do they even have a mouth? And they like floating up and down, turning their bodies inside and out, all googy, lol. You have guts to draw them, I can't look at them without going into shock.
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CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
neat
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Rehtef Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I wish we could use it. Beautiful.
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:iconlizzysmind:
LizzysMind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Punderfull!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get it! :dummy:
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AIRAKONDA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is cool! I love fish and xmas!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :fish: :xmas:
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drake22ice Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a great image
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FierceAustinDeadbolt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice
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arkfera Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, How I loved it...amazing work, amazing colors...gorgeous Meow :3 
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :bow:
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:iconharperyo:
harperyo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
That looks really good, I love the vibrant colorfulness! :la:

Merry Christmas! :D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :D
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ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Yeah, this looks mush fun! Alright, so...HAPPY CHRISTMAS! :party: 
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elyvirlan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE IT!
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Demon57 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work :) (Smile) 
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gaarasfirelily Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

that's amazing!!

 

I want that for my room

 

but chances are ima kill someone for messing it up so I cant get it

 

gptta give u props, I luv it *claps*

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad, would have looked good too ;) Glad you liked it anyway :D
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merrittwilson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the show Tanked. I think Bret and Wade of ATM (Acrylic Tank Manufacturing should make a tank like this in the Christmas special.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I saw only one episode of that. I don't think it was popular enough to get many plays down here :(

I think something like this in a huge cylinder-shaped tank would look awesome :nod:
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
A Christmas coral? That's very... original. It's so bright and colourful. I like the fishies =p
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for the comments :handshake:
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
You're welcome (:
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vaporsheart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can i use this as my real christmas tree this year? :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll first need a 5'000 gallon, saltwater, heated, filtered tank to put it in :lol:
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vaporsheart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the only problem with this is the '5,000 gallons'... T~T
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neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is really one thing I have to say about this.

FISHY FISHY FISHY FISHY FISHY FISHY

:giggle:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever seen Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo? He looks after that foreign guy's aquarium and before leaving the guy taps on the glass of the tank and says "Fishy fishy fishy fishy"...before being told not to tap on the glass :XD:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No I have not :lol: but that sounds exactly like what I would do.
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:iconthemarinebiologist12:
wow, i love the name refrencing to a cristmas carol but instead its coral xD,anyways very nice idea, love the shining sea star and blue tang, very good
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blue tangs have always been one of my favourite fish types :) It could be because blue is such an uncommon colour in animals, so seeing any blue creature is a real kick :D
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:iconthemarinebiologist12:
yep, totally agree blue is uncommon in animals,but even though there are very few blue animals, most of the few are fish,btw dont you just love fish?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After fish, I would say birds come next in the "unusual colours" list. I always wondered why small birds and fish - which are commonly "prey" animals, have such outstanding colours, yet no-one ever sees any larger animals in colours other than drab greys and browns :paranoid: I suppose they gotta be difficult for their prey to see to have any chance of getting it :XD:

I have an aquarium I've kept for about 6 years now. I used to have African Cichlids, but being the little murderers they were, and too expensive to replace - I downgraded to regular tropical fish. A little less exciting, but the platies and similar-sized fish at least come in a wide variety of colours, and are cheaper to replace if there are any accidents (generally 9 out of 10 last a decent while, but out of nowhere I have walked in on one new guy floating belly-up :dead:)
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is super awesome!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! :la:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You're very welcome!:icontruesmiles::iconcraciun5: :iconchristmas-treeplz:
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KitsuneCookie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has got to be my favorite Christmas tree ever!!!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All you need is a saltwater tank the size of a living room to enjoy it :XD:
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