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sup, y'all.

this is an illustration i literally just finished here at work. i'm taking a couple of minutes off just to upload it. this is the much more technical aspect of my job. straight up scientifically accurate illustration. bleh. this is not in any way fun, but it IS money, and since illustrators are basically prostitutes, we'll draw fish for hours if it involves money.

anyhoo, this is a Nassau Grouper, in spanish its called "Mero Cherna" and it was a late addition to a fish-book I'd been working on last year. at least its good to see that i've gotten better compared to the fished i was doing last year.

-Daniel Irizarri-Oquendo
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MaRuCha1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
WOW! that is amazing!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Artist
THANK YOU!
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Cloudymayday Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"since illustrators are basically prostitutes, we'll draw fish for hours if it involves money."

XD... awesome.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Artist
: ) thanks! its the truth. though, most of the time, i enjoy the work.
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Cloudymayday Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol well, you did an awesome job! Hope to have something like your job when I'm older, really don't want to do much other than draw :]
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Artist
well it takes alot of time and work. if you have the patience and the skill, you'll have a shot. still, my goal is to be a comicbook artist, so this is just (hopefully) a pit stop in the career.
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Cloudymayday Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol well, I hope to be more of a concept artist XP I don't know, I've been drawing ever since I can remember, and since I'm still in high school have a ways to go...

<_< Hopefully I can build the patience though...
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rothgar13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Sweet fish!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Artist
it took forever, heh.
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Grafiquero Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Nítido. Me recuerda a los libros de estampillas que venían antes de la WWF (la organización que tiene un panda en el logo).
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Artist
ahh no me acuerdo de esos.
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Grafiquero Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Son viejitos. De los noventa y pico.
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Geoffo-B Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Money is good. And the drawing is quite good too, nice job!
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:icondio-03:
dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Artist
ha! thanks.
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Art is art and you get paid for what ever you can get paid for.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
ha. true that. i'm happy i have a job, regardless.
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blurukus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WHOA HOLY FUCK AWESOME FISH!

talking about me having hella styles psh. you gained extra awesome points because it's a fish
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
you're insane. and if fish give me extra points, you should see that freakin' book i had to work on.
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blurukus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I need to see this book. Does it have sharks?
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Artist
it does, but i didn't get to work on any sharks, those were done when i came on board. but yeah, finding the book will be tough, since its mostly sold locally. i can find out for you, though.
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Grailee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Nice! I think you can do an encyclopedia on fishes! haha
Do our company provide you the detail of the kind of fish to draw or do you have to look for them yourself?
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
well, they provide scientific names and from there i google search until i get the right pictures. there are 2 or 3 specialists on the subject so i'm assured that i'm working on the right one. funny thing, the book me and another illustrator worked on was a sort of index of fish that were commonly found in puerto rico.
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Grailee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
haha I see. When will the book be out? Any idea of how much it we selling at. I'm actually looking for some reference for fishes.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Artist
ahhh, it'll be out maybe around march, but it'll only be sold locally, sadly. : / also, the illustrations consist of only profiles like the one you seee here, so as reference, all you get is a side-book.
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GlenMiles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Do you create these in illustrator?
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:icondio-03:
dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
nah, this is hour upon hour of photoshop painting.
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GlenMiles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was hoping you'd say that. Pretty tight dude, ever think about writing a story based around a marine world and aquatic life? Because I'm sure you could make it look really sick!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
eh, its not a topic that i deeply love, but if given the assignment, atleast i'll know how to draw fish.
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GlenMiles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For sure dude, if you ever get pinned with an aquaman or Namor comic you'll be set!
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Grailee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Yah I think that's a fantastic idea! Do a Aquaman or Namor comic will be fantastic! Its a strength. Not much people can do underwater creatures accurately.
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:icondio-03:
dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
bah, since you guys insist, i'll call marvel AND DC up right now and tell them to write up a comic for me.
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Grailee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Yeah! I think you should!
Do Aquaman! I'm more intrigue but Aquaman somehow. haha
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whoisrico Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's great! I would never expect you had this skillset too.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artist
thanks! yeah, this is as far away from my personal work as it gets.
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