Looking for some ocean pictures to draw from.

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by reveriereptile, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off let me say sorry if I posted this in the wrong section and please move it to the right section if I did. I have been sort of in and out of moods to draw something but just wasn't sure what. I always liked tattoos and would have a bunch if I wasn't with my husband so I decided I might draw what I had in mind for a back piece just to have the drawing since I won't be getting it for a tattoo. I love animals especially reptiles but I always thought of having a ocean scene done on my back. I'm having problems trying to find some good pictures. I'll describe what I had in mind of what I wanted the tattoo to look like to give everyone a clue as to the type of pictures I'm looking for. At the bottom of the picture I wanted to have coral with some fish and crabs but I wanted the view angled upward towards the surface of the water. Then as I move up in the picture I want to have a nautilus, some fish, maybe a manta ray, and a sea turtle. Next in line up closer to the surface I want a whale shark. I do like the look of other sharks probably more but I liked the calm gentle look of the whale shark (a little more girly than a great white). From the bottom to the top I want the water to get lighter till it looks like you're looking at the surface of the ocean but underwater. Hopefully I described that clearly enough for everyone to sort of know what I want. I can find pictures of the stuff online real easy but it is the angles that I'm having a hard time with. I can't find any good pictures of some beautiful coral (not the dull coral) with the angle slightly facing upwards towards the surface. I can easily throw in some fish and stuff on the coral if the coral didn't have any. I'd really appericate any pictures or links with pictures on it of some good angles.

    Here is an example of a nautilus with the light breaking through the water above.
    http://images.nationalgeographic.co.../012/cache/swimming-nautilus_1242_990x742.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  2. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sounds like you need a photoshop setup to digitally layer the ideas you have.
     
  3. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the free art program like photoshop called gimp. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to cut and paste photos onto a background and draw from it.
     

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