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« on: November 20, 2009 06:19:03 PM »

Hi all!
I haven't posted before, so bear with me here.    Cheesy

A little while ago I painted a computer room for a friend of mine.  She wanted something unique for her kids, so we decided to make the room look like it was all under water!  It took most of the summer, but it turned out really cool.  I'm pretty proud of it.
The ceiling (which I wish I had pictures of!) is supposed to look like you're underwater looking up so I put light reflections on blue water.  Then all four walls are covered with sea life.  The windows and closet are painted to look like they have bolted frames, like a submarine.

Had pictures of the whole wall somewhere, but I seem to have misplaced them.

I'd love to hear comments!   Cool

The whales are supposed to look far off.  Pretty proud of the light streaks

Puffer fish looking startled.  I did the sand all around the base boards of the room, so it's pretty shallow water I guess.

Lionfish just above the window.

This is kind of a bad angle, but you get the idea.  They're right underneath the window.

Butterfly or Angel fish.  I'm not sure which, I just liked the shape.

The shark above the closet.  Since he's supposed to be near the surface, I put his reflection as if his fin was sticking through the water. 

The turtle is pretty close to being life size.  Takes up quite a bit of room on the wall and took a long time to do, but I really think of him as the centerpiece.

The octopus above the door. 


This is supposed to be a big coral structure in the corner.  The moray sticking his head out with a little fish eating the leftovers.

Stingray swimming up the wall.

A sponge coral.  I tried to put little things like this throughout the room, something other than just fish.

Starfish and the domino fish just below the puffer.

« Last Edit: November 20, 2009 06:47:02 PM by lindzyt - Reason: pictures not showing up » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009 06:59:33 PM »

This is phenomenal!!!  There are no words really, just phenomenal!  and you ROCK!!!

Great job - AND now my child has added this to her Santa list.  What are you doing over Thanksgiving? 

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009 07:04:42 PM »

This is so fantastic, I don't know what to say! Your painting skills are terrific, the proportion and perspective are terrific, and the ceiling, I don't even know how to describe how great the shark fin in the refracted light is! Thank  you for sharing this. Your friend is lucky in deed to have such a talented friend as you.

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009 07:07:37 PM »

Wow, your wall paintings are amazing!  If I were in that room, I would spend the whole day looking at the walls instead of the computer!!  Cheesy  Extremely lifelike and creative!

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009 07:17:27 PM »

Wow, great job! I wish I had a room like that!
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009 08:08:36 PM »

Truly wonderful.  I wish I could look at that turtle every day!

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009 08:25:11 PM »

I love this soooo much. The turtle and shark especially. Come paint on my walls please!
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009 08:42:17 PM »

Wow, this is great!  You did an excellent job painting and the theme is so unique.  I bet the kids love it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009 09:24:44 PM »

One word...A.W.E.S.O.M.E.N.E.S.S.!

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I WIST I had all these super cool things!

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009 10:03:33 PM »

Oh my word!  This is gorgeous.  I am in awe of your skills.  I think the shark fin is my favorite, but everything is fabulous.
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