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Ambidextrous : Fish Whirlpool by sethness Ambidextrous : Fish Whirlpool by sethness
Tungsten lighting, no flash. Live and learn-- the blue component is nearly non-existent.

The sketch is 11"x17" (A3) size, graphite on paper.
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BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice thing to think about...
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BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've been trying dyslexic drawing, And have managed it. I've drawn an A while drawing a B, A C while drawing a D, My name while dating the drawing; They're not the most polished but they're real. I don't think it's something exclusive to me either, I didn't do it on my own. Know the saying "All things are possible to he who believes"? It's part of Mark 9:23. Also, This may be related; Ricky H. Wilson, Who recorded music with The B-52's and was a founding member, Played "Lava" which sounds as if two guitars are playing at once, But it's one. That's not the only song he played like that, But it might be the clearest example to many. He wasn't singing at the same time but I think it's possible to play that song and sing it too.

Link supplied to a live version of the song; www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x1gvJ…
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BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh brother, "Dyslexic". Where did that word even come from? I meant "Ambidexterous"!
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sav2718 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
very nice! I am also ambidextrous:
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Eshva Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is talent. Wow.
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sethness Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Does anyone know how to restore the color balance in a tungsten-lightbulb-lit photo like this one? Is there a Photoshop filter for this?

Or, is the lack of blue component so severe that it can't be raised to normal-light levels?
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SpeakeroftheWords Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
That's impressive. O-o
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sethness Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
It's a personal favorite. Thanks.

Although... I'll tell you a secret: the hand and the most realistic fish are cover-ups for goofs I made in the pattern. If you mentally or digitally remove those elements, you'd see that my pattern doesn't line up exactly the way it should.

It CAN tessellate-- I just took the easy way out, and did a coverup.

*insert vast amounts of shame here* :please:
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SpeakeroftheWords Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I actually like the discrepancies; your cover-up ended up making it better than it would have been, I think. If it did tessellate, it'd look a bit too perfect, methinks ... I love this the way it is.

No shame. D:
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MeneerBCH Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
where have i seen this before?
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sethness Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Well, I've got a colored pencil version of this fish-whirlpool, and a monochrome-blue piece with the same fish tessellation laid out in straight rows instead of a spiral, and a very cartoony version you can see by clicking here.

You must have seen one of those.
If you're saying that it's not an original pattern by me, please use Google Image Search to look for another artist using this pattern. Happy hunting.
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knotty-inks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! it really does make you look into it and try and work it out:)I would love to see what the design is doing behind the drawing of the hand. Is it a spiral? a series of concentric circles? or neither? ...great design!
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sethness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
At the risk of losing my mojo...

The design was intended to be concentric ovals. However, as I was drawing, I discovered that the pattern didn't mesh properly.

I concocted the hand and "real" butterfly fish to obscure the shortcomings in the pattern.
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BeauW Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Amazing that you do this by hand...
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sethness Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Seriously, it would probably be easier to do digitally or with fancy drafting tools, but I must be lazy. The result is a lack of precision: vaguely non-identical tiles-- sometimes obviously distorted.
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MeaganEmerson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
BRAVO!!! :worship:
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tribaltyn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
for a moment i was seriously confused while viewing the picture xD

looks great ^^
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sethness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Yay! You made my day: that small moment of confusion is what I wanted from this piece.
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winyispure Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Great work. I've always enjoyed this style of drawing.
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BLTsalade Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
so cool
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Wow, that was even a bit confusing first. Great work! :)
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OfAnAbsentMind Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
nice...m.c. escher esque
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aznbengal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
wow
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