Original Wallpaper: Orig: Duality .|. Yin and Yang

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You can find duality anywhere, even in something as simple and serene as a koi pond.
Inspired by my grandmother's calendar, which had a fish constructed of 3 bold brush strokes - a thick curve for the body, and two small dots for fins. These fish were made with a few more than 3 strokes, but the construction is the same. The original fish I saw was in gold leaf, but the shape made me think of half of a yin-yan duality symbol, thus a light and dark fish were necessary.
Art was painted in Illustrator (yes, using vectors - what else do you expect me to do?) and then imported to Photoshop so textures could be added to give the feel of an old canvas painting.

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  1. FallenAngel Nov 30, 2004

    As always tama, I love your works and this one is no exception :)
    Nice job overall! ^^ Can't wait till your next submission.

  2. euna Retired Moderator Nov 30, 2004

    your works are always so unique tama-chan!!
    That fish... yin yan.... very original... great idea! I dunno where you get all your brilliant ideas from... ^_^
    i like this... nice work!

  3. sammo Retired Moderator Nov 30, 2004

    something about this wall makes me feel very relaxed...great job tam tam XD

  4. UndyingShadow Nov 30, 2004

    beautiful wall Tama! great brushwork and nice soft colors give a nice serene feeling to this wall. great job!

  5. bucket-shot Nov 30, 2004

    Sammo hit the nail on the head: relaxation. :) Nice work; a brilliant piece.

  6. MadWiz Nov 30, 2004

    wow its a good job~ looks relaxing and serene.. helps to clear my mind too

  7. crapmonster Nov 30, 2004

    that is some really nice brushwork you've done, and its more amazing to know that it was drawn on the comp with vectors!

  8. Momo-chan Dec 01, 2004

    Omg.. i just fell in love with this wall.. :nya:
    awesome job! +fav!

  9. Blooming-Bunny Dec 01, 2004

    Smooth... I'm a sucker for Koi fish. They're something about them that just makes me serene and happy. I like how the wall came out - the water ripples especially... if I could just change the lilypads. They seem a little small to me. And the flower seems a little square on the edges. I'm not complaining, really, just pointing out a few things. ^_^'

  10. ixluvxprinny Jan 17, 2010

    I love it! The water ripples are really cool also :)

  11. gespinozar Feb 06, 2010

    muy buen trabajo realizado con la creaci

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