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sleeping.with.the.fishes by zilla774 sleeping.with.the.fishes by zilla774
Well, for once, this is almost exactly how I saw this in my head this morning. I have no idea why I thought of it, but as with a lot of my work it just kinda appeared because I quite liked the phrase 'sleeping with the fishes'. Go figure.

I did a very quick sketch of this in Photoshop, taking about 30 minutes to rough things in before I had to go out into town, then put the ret into place when I got home. The finishing details took roughly 3 hours to get in, even though its very rough and ready.

I have to admit that the big nightmare fishes REALLY freak me out, and I mean seriously. They are from somewhere in my head I don't often go, but they just wierd me out. Maybe that helps the image, maybe not, but to be honest I'm glad it's done.

Originally conceived for a print, so I think the fishes in the middle look a little small maybe in the wallpaper. I dunno.

enjoy. or not (if you are me)
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Given 2010-11-05
sleeping.with.the.fishes by $zilla774 has turned a cliché into a visual we can all both chuckle at, as well as appreciate. It is a well presented concept that draws us in immediately. A high quality illustration befitting a book, and the superlative piece for a print, hung in your home where you can see it and smile often. ( Suggested by pain-designs and Featured by VSConcepts )
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Antonio-Ari Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what happened to me once when I ate some bad Tuna!  hehheh..  

Luv the expressions!  Nice work.
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Tonycubed2 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2017
use at www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecia…? as a decorative picture for my mod.  No money being made off the mod or the picture.  Please let me know if you have issues with that.  Love your work.

i will also post there a link back here.
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systemate93 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Dark 
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Kitten03482x Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Artist
Welp. Free nightmare anyone?
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Arhasen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured this deviation in a journal entry!

[link]
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrifying! It reminds me of my own nightmares DX
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:iconamedidape:
amedidape Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
GREAT! GENIAL!
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f3llony Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
How is this relevant to the wallpaper section/minimal/dark?
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KingofManiacs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Hi,

i use this picture for a non-commercial music video on youtube.
Check out "Dream Terrorism" by KingofManiacs.
Hope you are ok with that.
If not, send me a quick note and I will change it ;-)
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safi-safi-safi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
if I am sleeping with fishes there wont be a laugh on their faces

BTW very nice work

they referd me here www.designyourway.net/blog/wallpapers/collection-of-over-70-excellent-dark-wallpapers
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somands Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Hi

I am just wondering if you do payed work?
i really like your work.

Troels Denmark
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, hilarious!
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mustard1218 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
whoaa...this is a really good drawing/painting/idk thing ive seen in an while! but its REALLY scary.
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RedRose102 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
now im never sleeping again!!! XD
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CarliPhani Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
this work is brilliant. And the big fishes are scary.
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Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
:iconimhappyplz:
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:iconhungaquila:
hungaquila Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
last mounth this was my wallpaper;)
i love these caracters
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:iconmasterwuchong:
masterwuchong Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Now that's what I call creative! I wish stuff like that ran through my head D: it's amazing! :D
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:iconflippygirls19:
Flippygirls19 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
lol igetit xDXDXD
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Darkwolf4999 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Interesting, nice.
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
You were featured here: [link] . If you liked the feature, don't hesitate to show it some love by clicking on the heart :heart: found in the upper-left corner of my Journal. :peace:
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
HAHAHAHAHA! Love this!
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Ellodi-Fune Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow!
clever idea
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:iconkiyamm:
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Crazy eerie and yet so great..

:hug: Thank you so much for adding it to Digital Delicacies! :dance:
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t-monkey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niceeeee
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SpazKoopa94 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuuuhhhh....i woulds be freaked. nice. :wow:
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sabaku-no-inii Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
oooh cute ~3~
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aslix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant :clap:
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darktoys Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
great...nightmare ;)
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Acrylix91 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
The one on the right reminds me of Beavis, from Beavis and Butt-head. :P
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Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this, I saw it on google awhile ago, and was frustrated that I couldn't find the artist, now I have!
Congrats on the DD too! You deserve it!
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mushroomGOD121 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
omg, this is quite simply surreal to the perfection level, This is wonderful truly wonderful
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Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
hehehehe
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Jalaska24 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
i really like the concept, but those fish kind of creep me out too. i think it might be because their eyes and noses are somewhat human looking and they seem to have come from nothingness since the background is just all black. .. . *shiver*
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Stitchpuppy01 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy damn, is that kid pissing in his pants or WHAT lol
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Lumindara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I love the expressions of the fish!
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JunoX-Reborn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like one of those political jokes about the government and what-not
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chingerliefde Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i had crocodile corpse dream days ago, i feel the same..
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ohnojaylo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Dude, this is so old and just barely getting recognition?
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zilla774 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
crazy, huh?
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thurop Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
rad. superrad.
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:iconstalkier:
stalkier Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Photographer
Very nice work my friend.
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Drangelu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what a view!!
it really freaks out!! but is so so so awsome!!
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KasumiCSC Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Is it a nightmare? Hmm interesting. Good drawing.
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BookWormNinja Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
scary...but awesome!
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matb70774 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Is the one on the left also smiling? I can't really tell o3o
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FreeMeadows Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Freaking scary as anything!!!!!!!! Whoa.
I am glad you went into the scary depth of your mind though, because this is amazing!
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Namira-Shadowstar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The fish on the right reminds me of Beavis. Great pic though.
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
OMG! That's both hilarious and spooky all at the same time. Awakens that monster that used to live in my room when I was little...
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E-raserhead Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those fish are hilarious

Nice work though
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