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Published 3 years ago with 18 Comments

Beneath the Surface

by Julie Dillon

 
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  • shadow1515
    +15

    So if you recovered all those via helicopter, the sea level would fall be like a mile. Then you can cook a and eat those monsters to feed the huge population that can inhabit the new land.

    • UpAndRunning
      +8

      That's some big ass helicopter you have in mind.

      • TheAviot
        +5

        "You're gonna need a bigger helicopter."

      • Rothulfossil
        +2

        Didn't you see Pacific Rim? You'd just need, like, four helicopters and some cable.

  • wrmnthewoodwork
    +8

    This is almost exactly what I picture under the surface. I know it's not true, but the logical part of me just can't beat that innate fear of the deep dark ocean, known and unknown terrors underneath the surface. I like this image because it illustrates my fears without making me close the window in a hurry, like other images of the depths where you can only see a glimpse of... something.

    • Katherine
      +2

      TBH I sometimes still imagine Gyarados under the water... The Official Pokémon Handbook (1999) scarred me for life.

    • AnusBlender (edited 3 years ago)
      +2

      This is almost exactly what I picture under the surface.

      Same here. When I look down and see only dark water I assume the worst. I think our brains evolved to interpret "nothing" as "probably full of monsters". It makes sense as a survival strategy.

  • Triseult
    +4

    I'm not afraid of open water personally, but this illustrates the feeling I get when I swim in the ocean and peek down to the depths below. I'm pretty sure I'm never so far out that I'm beyond the continental shelf, but it's still amazing to think of all the mysteries that linger in those depths... I find it exhilarating.

  • Cuken (edited 3 years ago)
    +3

    I like how crowded the sea feels in this painting. Also kudos to the poster for sourcing the image and giving credit where due! A recent snap outlines this process found here

    • ObiWanShinobi
      +2

      Thanks! i always try to source cool art I find. I live with a couple artists, so I know the pride they take in their art. I'd never want their work to get any less attention than it deserves.

      • wrmnthewoodwork
        +4

        This has always been my issue when exploring the Internet for art - so many people post something and either do not source or post it as their own, and if I like the style and want to see more, or support the artist by buying a print, sometimes I just can't find the original source. It's become a little easier nowadays with reverse image searching and whatnot, but sometimes knowing you're going to have to go through the daunting process of finding an original source puts me off trying to find it before I even get started.

  • Csellite
    +3

    Gotta love that massive hammerhead at the very bottom!

  • ChelsG
    +2

    As soon as I can't feel the ground or see my feet in a large body of water I instantly panic. I imagine a shark bolting towards my feet and ripping them off or a 100 foot blue whale swallowing me whole.

  • NaberRend
    +2

    It may be just a bit crowded down there. And the fact that those sea muppets aren't breaching above water is too suspicious...

  • caelreth
    +2

    And then the storms hit you from above...

  • Teska
    +1

    Like wrmnthewoodwork said, this is the exact reason I fear the deep ocean. It is hauntingly and frightfully beautiful. Well done.

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