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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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Given 2011-06-11
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 )
EmmaMcAuslin666 Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! a simple idea - but brilliant :D
SpikedMcGrath Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
C'est magnifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiique ! Impressionnant. Réellement...
Beau, drôle, ingénieux, intelligent !

As you say : Awesome !
SpikedMcGrath Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci :D
Chely-Sparkle 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.
SpikedMcGrath May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the fave :)
Chely-Sparkle May 4, 2012
you´re welcome :)
This too cute! I specially love the whale slippers hahaahaa. I also like the lighting and shades.
SpikedMcGrath Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou :D and for the faves too
MarliRitter Aug 8, 2011
hehe... made me smile - Love it! well executed, the colours are beautiful - very kewl :P
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