A Work in Progress: Pisces

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The fish is drawn with a brush tool. The highlights and shades with the dodge tool and burn tool. Fins are drawn and the drag tool used to spread them.

Creation of Pisces: Step 1

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The fins were dragged out with the drag tool to give a feathery effect, then from about halfway to the end, and eraser was used at 25% to give the fins a sheer effect

Creation of Pisces: Step 2

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The splash was drawn in and edges blurred slightly for softness. Highlighting and shading were done again with dodge and burn tool.

Creation of Pisces: Step 3

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The fish and the "splash" are placed to look good, the duplicated to form a mirror image.

Creation of Pisces: Step 4

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A bubble is made by drawing a dot and shading and highlighting.

These were duplicated and sized.

Creation of Pisces: Step 5

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Background is added with blue swirls drawn on a slightly lighter background.

Creation of Pisces: Step 6

Final result

Creation of Pisces: Final Result

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