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The ocean has always fascinated me; there's so many wondrous and curious creatures that live there. What has always intrigued me most about the sea, though, is that there's so many things that we don't yet know about it, and so much left to be discovered. Because of this, there's lots of room for imagination.

Cheesy, write up is cheesy. I've been wanting to try Apofiss's bubble tutorial, and to try my hand at digital painting again for a while now.

Edit: Nope this isn't Ponyo, I didn't even know what Ponyo was before drawing this. This is a character that I designed based on the concept of a jellyfish and a toadstool, thus the title.

Artwork © Zara Alfonso
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SxAxSxOxRxI Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is very beautiful~ ;u;
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windmile Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome!!!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work/s has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

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Emmysarus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic use of colours!
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Sana-girl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww this is so pretty and adorable! I love the jellyfish/toadstool concept and the colors make this perfect ^^
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FatCatCharms Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so creative and a really pretty drawing!
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annamouse88 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
<3 <3 <3

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XEnnaXHatterX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
really cute and intresting
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moka15akashiya Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
is that spost to be ponyo because she looks like her
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sweetmeringamiao247 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing drawing^^
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iLostTehGame Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
JUST REALIZED! This reminds me of Princess Jellyfish!!!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty coloring
pretty jelly fish n under water effect
pretty girl
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YelloWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
P-Ponyo....?
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'd never actually heard of Ponyo before I drew this. The girls design was inspired a lot by my little sister and my love of oceans and forests. Also like ~Moossey said, I bet you can draw something just as amazing if you keep practising! :hug:
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YelloWolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Ahaha XD thanks
Wow really? Well honestly its a wonderful drawing, the colors are brilliant!
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Moossey Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yeah it does look like her.
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YelloWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
But honestly, it's an amazing drawing~
Wish I could make something like that XD
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Moossey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I'm sure you can. Just keep on practicing. ^_^
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YelloWolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thanks :iconhappycanadaplz:
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Candied-Peaches Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I love the lineless coloring and the idea! Amazing job :D
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MallettePagano1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww she's so cute. X3 I like the coloring too X3
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Rinselli-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Digital Artist
So beautiful Hiru.... it's.. just.. so friggen.. beautiful... QAQ

Everything looks so smooth and ethereal. <333 And my god, those bubbles. *hurls herself into one of them*
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;V; <33
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LapikaArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
w amazing :)

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MangooStudio123 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it kinda reminds me of ponyo
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ShySnowBunny Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3 amazing
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Misachan2NE1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
this is really good, its cute and good details in the drawing
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StarvinRabid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, it's so cute, I love the dress
And mushroom jellyfish >w>
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crownedmoon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
red mushroom jellyfishes? Haha the colors are really nice!
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erratic-werebunny Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so pretty :heart:
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CapcomWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
The jellyfish look totally like mushrooms. Awesome idea.
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Mirix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Haha, a mushroom jellyfish, amazing idea! :D I also enjoy the human form of it :)
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Miyamiki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
very adorable<3
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amayatokemi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
It's so very Ponyo
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wispywaffle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
keep on swimming
keep on swimming
good god I love this so much, Hiru. ;n;
SO MUCH
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
and I love you so much waffle! /noms on face
Are you thinking of nemo, or am I not getting reference here? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
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wispywaffle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not quite Nemo.
Besides Dory would like.. be eaten by fluffy here if they ever met. eue

<3 ILU YOU YOOO HIRUPOOPSIE!
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jaylove108 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
AMAZING!
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CherryBlossomSpring Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Undersea- jellyfish. Forest- mushrooms.

Oh. I GET IT... Eh...? ("^^);

Still, regardless of my air headed-ness, this is a very cute picture and it reminds me of Ponyo <3
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Tozoku Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
I love this! <3 I'm always really drawn to the sea (and jellyfish in particular) too and you really captured that feeling~
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spoonyliger Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mushroom jellies?
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asterbunny Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mushroom jelly fish? Or are there actual jellyfish with spots (yeah im dumb). Anyways really creative! Her dress makes her look like one of them! :heart:
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Jellyfish toadstool hybrid...the idea sounded good when it was still in my head xD and thank you :hug:
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Yukizumi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cute mushy~
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Tasuu-chan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really interesting it really reminds me of ponyo
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chibikeiichi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, cute. It reminds me of Ponyo. :3
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LizzieBCT Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Omg love it, its looks so real :iconrlytearplz:
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Eyliana Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's just so cute!
I love how she hold the bubbles :)
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Killer concept, adorable execution! :D
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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