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this took waaaay too long. 24" x 36". i am happy with it. it is huge and looks way better in person.
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WingsofOnyx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love the concept. Some great thinking, sir.
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pixelgraft Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
I love this series - this is probably my favourite though :D
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chriskoehler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
thanks!
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HamptonTheTrout Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
My oh My you have done it again!

So awesome.

I saw a hot air balloon while working last week and it made me want to eat some cheese. Some jellyfish flavored cheese.
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Gojuice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
love it
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chriskoehler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
thanks!
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SAAj Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, how did I miss this? Awesome work, as always!
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Thanks! i haven't been posting as much as i should, so i probably fell off the radar. I should have another done friday and one a couple weeks later. keep posted...
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SAAj Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome, I look forward to 'em.
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MetricAmbiguity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
still my favorite set of paintings by far. i love the way you make it seem dreamy and realistic at the same time.
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thanks! it is almost done. I have one almost done, one more comped up, and one potential idea left...
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:iconphilho:
philho Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent idea, as usual, and superbly done! The jellyfishes are simply awesome.
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thanks! The jellyfish were fun to paint and not too demanding.
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:iconraelyyn:
Raelyyn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
As always, a brilliant idea and a brilliant painting :D
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
thanks!!
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Very strong concept, and a lovely colourful painting.
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
thanks! this is by far the most colorful thing i have done
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:iconj-jammer:
J-Jammer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Creative idea to use these two together. Makes sense and looks beautiful:D
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
thanks! yeah, the idea was a no-brainer.
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:iconj-jammer:
J-Jammer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Welcome. It was a cool brainer.
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Konjiki-Kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Amazing work like always~ I imagine the jellyfish took a while to get right. The transparency is hard to deal with.
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chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
thanks! the weird part is that the jellyfish were pretty easy to do, all of them in one session each and the big on in 3 sessions, one for the inside part, one long session for the orange cap, underside and flowing part in the middle, and one quick session for the tendrils. the balloons took forever though, with the biggest balloon taking 7 sessions and the other ones taking about 2 sessions each. ridiculous!
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JohnFarallo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
hey man really great! keep up the good work
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
thanks!
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:iconrendan86:
Rendan86 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
your ideas are always so original that you always manage to surprise me
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chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
thanks! the next two should be pretty cool then... i will keep them a surprise
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Rendan86 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
i can't wait
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:iconndean:
NDean Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Writer
awesome, I love this concept of work
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
thanks, this one seemed like a pretty natural fit
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:iconzehntes:
zehntes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student General Artist
dreamy!!
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
thanks! it came to me in a dream....
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wednesdayoneam Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
thanks!
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bowei20049 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I want to hug one of those jellies!

*goes up to a jelly and hugs
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
haha
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Samhain05 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Brilliant as usual.

It may have taken you long to finish this painting, but it was time well spent.
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chriskoehler Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thanks! the rest should come quickly.
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:iconpalmville:
Palmville Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
simply awesome
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
thanks!
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:iconbowei20049:
bowei20049 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
srsly so long!!!! too long!!! anyways the jellyfish are sooooooo cute :3 <----jellyfish fanatic
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
thanks! Painting jellyfish is a trip, mostly because of the neon colors and transparencies. weird combo.
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:iconpandamanta:
pandamanta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
have you ever heard of david wiesner, you have a similar style to his
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
i LOVE david wiesner. Tuesday is one of the best books of recent years i think. I would love to aspire to be half as good.
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:iconpandamanta:
pandamanta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
ive been waiting sooo long for this, excellent work!
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:iconchriskoehler:
chriskoehler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Thanks! this just took me too long. life got busy and this took like 15 sessions total. these days i am lucky to get in 2 sessions a month, so you can imagine...
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