Mahi Mahi | FishEyez Digital Painting by AJ Brockman

in art •  9 months ago

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Introducing the FishEyez series! Back in 2012, I started this series to highlight some of the most popular tropical fish here in South Florida that also happens to be the best tasting. Always trying to diversify, this is a different more contemporary approach to my artwork. I was inspired by a more pop art focused color scheme and the final product was printed on a floated acrylic which completed the vibrant display. This was the first of an ongoing series that I will be posting in the coming weeks. Much to my surprise, this has become one of my best-selling series of all time. We can find beauty or art anywhere in the world around us, we just have to know where to look. One of the more obvious examples of this is mother nature and the truly breathtaking creatures we cohabitate with.

This is the mahi-mahi. Also known as the common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), It is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado and dolphin, it is one of two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. The name mahi-mahi comes from the Hawaiian language and means "very strong", through the process of reduplication. Though the species is also referred to as the common dolphinfish, the use of "dolphin" can be misleading as they are not closely related to dolphins (Porpoise) In the Pacific and along the English-speaking coast of South Africa, the mahi-mahi is commonly referred to by its name in Spanish, dorado. In the Mediterranean island of Malta, the mahi-mahi is referred to as the lampuka.

SIDE NOTE : Can you see the hidden surprise in this image? Please comment below with your guess. (HINT : it is hidden in the namesake of this series). The answer will be revealed at the bottom of this post.

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ANSWER : There is a diver in the eye of the fish. The reflection is as if someone were actually taking its picture. This is the only 100% digital image I use in any of my pieces.

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beautiful and unexpected. I love the line work it makes it feel flowing and underwater,
also the reflection of the diver in the eye is a nice detail.

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thanks for noticing, that's me and it's not abuse you noob. it's steemit.

Fabulous work. Some times people just see the art work and move they don't realize the hard work done by the artist .

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Thank you for your comment and support as always!

Wow! It just keeps getting better! You can even design your own fish I'd love to have one of those for my aquarium. Maybe the aquarium backdrop or wallpaper. Nice work!

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so nice comment friends....i like it so much.

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Thank you my friend! Really appreciate your continued feedback and support.

Very interesting design, bright colors. I like!

The painting looks interesting!

Beautiful. The colors look stunning.

Absolutely love the colors

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Thank you!

what a bright fish!

nice FishEyez Digital Painting by AJ Brockman , your Digital Painting vary good , i like your Painting , and thanks @abrockman share this Painting

amazing!

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Thank you.

Wow, amazing! Congratulations and thank you for sharing the image and te story.
(Upvoted and followed) ;)

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Thank you my friend, from one artist to another!

You've got an intresting project going on! Very well worked out aswell. I think you can sell your paintings easy, then turn it into steem power haha ;)
I would actually buy it, nice skill.

Thanks for sharing bro

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Thank you, never thought about that! Maybe one day… ;) Appreciate your comment and feedback!

Wonderful photography

Really nice. I cant draw like you. But i make small cartoons in free time :) I mostly do computer jobs and sometimes make how much i can do it.

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You have to start somewhere, practice makes perfect so continue your cartoons and you will naturally get better. Thank you for your comment.

Great artwork my friend your a genius at this,,keep it up

Another great piece AJ. Thanks for bringing attention to great art on Steem-it! - Daniel

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Thank you brother, yes, it is up to us to further the art community here. Always appreciate your support!

Wow. Great...

great idea buddy!

Wow this is incredible. Very nice work! I always wished I could paint. I'll try again one day.

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You should, you might surprise yourself. We all have artistic talent somewhere inside of us you just have to find it.

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I do draw. I have been since I was little, check out my blog sometime. Shameless plug lol, I tried painting in college it's hard, but maybe one day I'll try it again. The last medium I discovered was soft pastels, similar to painting but I find it easier. :)

Wow great job👍👍re-steem

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Wow, thank you, I appreciate your support!

Good post my buddy so drool have a post as good as this best regards companion vote follow @ vor3ss88 let be success like you

Great art. Resteem

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Thank you very much, that was kind of you :)

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U welcome, help me with your power

Very beautifull fish. I never seen it in my country. Thanks for sharing it.

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You're welcome, always happy to share new things.

wow, good picture, as if he really live

Amazing!!!!

My @vor3ss88 beautiful post upvote 100%

Wooowwww good post...

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You are reall ygreat sir!!!!

hey my friend Steemian. Need your help! I am new here and really would love to become part of this great community. Please, upvote and resteem my one post. I appreciate it a lot. Thank you!

Good picture of fish good work on steemit

woooowwww, this is a very beautiful fish @abrockman, when viewed from the radiance of the color of his eyes.

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Thank you, Yes, that is what I was trying to focus on with this piece!

very nice job congratulations!

大きい魚、

great skill you have! what's the hidden surprise though :D ? did not see it.

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Read the post, it's at the bottom :)

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i know that of course. the last photo is super close so you can hardly miss it if you scroll down :D i thought there was another "super riddle" on top of that :) very cool effect though :)

Maybe you could sell your paintings to public aquariums, so many people would get to appreciate them in person.

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Great idea! We have many of those here. If it works out, I will let you know!

Wow great job👍👍 thanks!!! i love color

Amazing. This is a perfect example of great art. Love it.

great painting man just say wow and beautiful that is wo cute art keep going man @abrockman ,from @nasimmd #Rahat

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Thank you for your comment, happy to share with you, more to come.

aaa how?

Amazing post, beautiful art, do you make it with an app or do you paint by hand? @abrockman

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100% digital, check my other posts for more info.

It's very pretty and very good

really cool stuff

wow, absolutely amazing! you ab"rock" man!

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LOL… Thank you my friend! You have a way with words :)

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hahaha i barely passed high school :P but keep on painting buddy i look foreword to it all! following for sure i love them

Is it just me or the eyes of the fish really says a lot? As if they are speaking to the viewer. As always another great set of paintings. I've been a fan!

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Agreed my friend. The eyes convey so much in any living creature. That is one of my secrets to realistic painting. Thank you for your comments as always.

Wow, amazing! Congratulations and thank you for sharing the image and te story

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Succesful occasions this way and social stages like Steemit, just demonstrates among different applications, the fun and productive way a decentralized economy works.

We require more @steemit meetups around the globe as the group develops, and your post has quite recently expanded my innovative thought for getting it going in my own little way.

You just got my take after and resteem. Much appreciated @abrockman

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Thank you for the support! I agree, the better the content, the better the platform.

Those are bad ass man! Amazing attention to detail, and the bright colors totally make it!! Much props,🤘..

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Thank you, appreciate that.

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Np, Anytime! I just call them, like I see em! I appreciate really good art work!

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I really like your art!

Holy shit!!
That is one delicious looking dolphin fish 😂
The diver in the eye is crazy good.... Keep these pics coming!!

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Thank you my friend, appreciate your feedback and complement!

great work @abrockman. I really liked the diver's reflection in the fish eye. which shows the originality.

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Thank you!

Amazing piece of art as usual Brockman, the reflection of the diver is just next level, big applauds!🙌🏼

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Thank you brother, yes, that was by far my favorite part of the entire piece. Appreciate your comment and support.

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wow ... very interesting paintings, the color is very beautiful I feel like to put the painting in my home aquarium

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Thank you, Happy you think so.

Beautifull art friend

Great digital arts works! The idea of incorporating the diver in the eye as a reflection is a nice touch. Like an artsy Easter egg.

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Yes sir, it definitely adds some fun in searching for it. Thank you for your comment and support.

Great work. Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired to start drawing again!

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I am humbled, happy to hear that, would love to see your progress.

You are good at what you do man... just keep doing it. I thoroughly enjoyed this, thank you @abrockman

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Thank you my friend, more to come!

looks really nice...anybody who wants to follow- i follow back !

wow really amazing

Wow... That is an amazing one. Really loved what you have shared. Great job dude.

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Thank you very much!

I like your painting, what software you are using to do the painting.

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Thank you, Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.

Haha..Was trying my best to guess what's the hidden surprise! I always enjoy your art.

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Thank you brother, did you guess it? Always appreciate your comments my friend :)

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I hope that if you try more, the graphics in the better picture will be more beautiful than that, but the picture is very beautiful this is owsome..

with a choice of yellow color combined with blue and fertilize the elegant green color make your work more vibrant that the image you display will be interesting (life) with bright lighting can cause a sense of attraction someone when viewing the image and it is very interesting in my personal opinion .end to fight for the next vlog @abrockman

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Thank you, appreciate your kind words!

You spent $1280 US to purchase this slot.

I'm just wondering if you're attempting to force all of the other artists here to spend that much money just to be able to compete?

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At least tell the people that this post is an advertisement.

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No, not at all… I am simply using what this platform allows to share my work. My account has only been active for about one month and I am trying to build a following. If that requires voting bots to happen at a faster rate, so be it. It is in no way trying to force other artists to "compete". 100% of anything earned is going right back into steem power To further the community. I see where you are coming from, but I assure you I am in it for the right reasons.

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$1280 buys a lot of Steempower. I suppose you could use it to purchase a following, but I'm not sure how beneficial a purchased following will be for you down the road.

Do you want a following as a statistic? A large number. Or do you want people who genuinely enjoy your work and offer high powered votes for free?

Digital art. I've produced a lot of that. I'm slowly gaining a solid following, over time. I made a lot of money. Everything in my wallet, I earned here. I stay as far away from those middlemen vote sellers as possible. Always have, always will. You do what you gotta do though, man. I can only speak from my experience, not yours.

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I completely respect that and I am happy for you to have achieved what you have organically. Could I have just bought Steempower? Sure, but my strategy helps My money work for me and allows me to invest in this platform I believe in, Generating more Steempower in the long run. Remember, we are in this together just trying to share great content with the world. All the best to you.

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Have a good day.

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Remember, we are in this together just trying to share great content with the world.

Another $1100 US was spent on the post after this one.

Since we're all in this together, just know, each time you buy these votes, you're deciding how much of the reward pool should go to you, rather than the people. You're taking that much away from all of the other posts here.

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This just keeps getting more interesting. I can see why you speak from that script now.

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Good luck to you. I'll keep watching, but no more talking.

Wooow. Outstanding post. looks like the fish are still alive. if I put a photo of it on my home my son certainly would take a knife to cut it 😁. something extraordinary creative

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Oh my, knife wielding children, be careful! Thank you for the compliment ;)

i love fish

this is amazing, you have a website where i can subscribe to and read this series ?

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I do have a website, but these are steem exclusive posts :) Thank you for the support.

nice post

Well done, love the style and pop of the colors!

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Very nice project, I have followed, thank you for the support.

wow!!!great

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Thank you, really appreciate the support!

That's a beautiful picture I really like that so much that I'm following you 👍⚡

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Thank you!

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No problem check out my page when you get a minute 👍

Mahi mahi is popular here in Asia..good job upvoted and followed

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Thank you, I appreciate your support. Yes, it is a very tasty fish :)

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Thank you, appreciate that my friend.

how wonderful !!!

사진의 비밀 디지털사진이란점에 놀라움을 표현합니다 멋있어요

Beatifull fish

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awesome !!

wow!!! awesome.. great job

Those details are beautiful!
love it! resteemd!

I join the comment on how to decorate the aquarium. How about a terrarium for spiders? Are you interested in the theme of arthropods?)

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Interesting, I have never painted a spider but I may add that to a future project, thank you for the feedback!

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I am very happy if you are really interested. I hope to see the work in the future. :)

AJ Brockman's fine digital painting @abrockman 👍👍👍👍

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Thank you

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