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Gill the Queen of Fishes art by SpikedMcGrath Gill the Queen of Fishes art by SpikedMcGrath
At the top of a hill, in a house on the cliff
Overlooking the vast sapphire sea
Lived a lady called Gill
Regarded still, as barmy as could be...

This image is a personal piece I created based on the idea of a "mad fish woman". I thought the stereotypical image of a crazy old woman with lots of cats could be easily subverted with an interesting visual result.

Sadly whenever I tried to explain that to people they gave me rather searching looks, the kind you give a small child who's written his own name in poo on the bathroom wall. Therefore I endeavoured to give the image more meaning and penned a wee rhyme to go with it, now I can say its an illustration to a poem I've written!

You can read the poem here: [link]

Signed prints available via my website: [link]

Edit: Thankyou very much to everyone involved in my acquiring a daily deviation. First of all I'd like to thank my friends and family, and most of all my goldfish for all the support I've received so far. I'd also like to thank all those actually responsible for the daily deviation. Cheers!
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Gill the Queen of Fishes art by =SpikedMcGrath is a marine fantasy with lots of fun and talent! Aquatastic! ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by Atramina )
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EmmaMcAuslin666 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! a simple idea - but brilliant :D
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwildalix:
Wildalix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
C'est magnifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiique ! Impressionnant. Réellement...
Beau, drôle, ingénieux, intelligent !

As you say : Awesome !
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci :D
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:iconchely-sparkle:
Chely-Sparkle Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Wow its awesome the concept you used and how you make it look so awesome XD. I specially liked the shattering in the glass in fishtank.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the fave :)
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:iconchely-sparkle:
Chely-Sparkle Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
you´re welcome :)
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:iconenyart:
EnyArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
This too cute! I specially love the whale slippers hahaahaa. I also like the lighting and shades.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou :D and for the faves too
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:iconmarliritter:
MarliRitter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
hehe... made me smile - Love it! well executed, the colours are beautiful - very kewl :P
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:iconbrittanniarain:
BrittanniaRain Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she looks like Sophia from the sitcom "the golden girls" lol
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*googles "sophia, golden girls"*
... ahhhhh, so it does lol
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:icon133tg4m3r:
133tG4m3r Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Upgraded version of "crazy old cat lady"?
Awesome
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
...that's a very distracting avatar you have there
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:icon133tg4m3r:
133tG4m3r Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
LOL I get that a lot :evillaugh:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Cool work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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:iconjua-kama:
jua-kama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Just something I would have liked.
A huge aquarium with a whale in it :D
The whole scene looks kinda scary.
Excellent work :D
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:icongamedreamerjjg:
Gamedreamerjjg Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
It makes me think of the woman in lake placid. Very good job
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:iconbjworks:
bjworks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
cool
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:iconcrystaland:
crystaland Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love it. I think a little cute sidekick fish will add more humor to this but overall it's really amazing. :)
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:iconverticaldubai:
VerticalDubai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
FANTASTIC! What a GREAT concept :)
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlemmy-x:
Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeaturedplz::iconbowplz:
This excellent artwork is featured in my journal. [link]
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. Thanks!
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:iconlemmy-x:
Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~~~~~~ :sun: ~~~~~

My pleasure. ___ :relax: __
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:iconragemania:
RageMania Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Excellent. Must be a new kind of a shark, to be able to breathe outside the water.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, it's just dead.
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:icon6hisano9:
6Hisano9 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the whale
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure he likes you too :)
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:icon6hisano9:
6Hisano9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know he does. He told me all about it last night.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*shudder* well that's between you and him
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:icon6hisano9:
6Hisano9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! It was over a nice game of Monopoly(;
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:iconcharpuppy:
Charpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Something's fishy about this... *shot* xD
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*shakes head* Cod you not have thought of a better joke?
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:iconcharpuppy:
Charpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Carp, sorry, I troutfully suck at making puns >.<
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Whale there's a time and plaice isn't there *teehee*
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:iconcharpuppy:
Charpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How 'bout tuna-ght at the concert with the orca-stra? :meow:
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
...You know I've been thinking about this for some time now and I've concluded that any more fish based puns would have to be so bad that I'd instantly regret them. Touche sir
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:iconcharpuppy:
Charpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, does that mean I fin? (win) xDDD;
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*grr* I can't believe what I'm herring *sigh*
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Pongpongpong Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
fishies collection ! love it
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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kcspice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
:fear: AAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed.
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:icontwistedvision44:
Twistedvision44 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
when i saw this all i could think of was granny mafia lol ...but yeah this is pretty awesome
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Granny mafia?? You must live somewhere truly terrible.
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:icontwistedvision44:
Twistedvision44 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
America ...livin the dream
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ahhh. well good luck with that!
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