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Catchaser 3000 by Loopydave Catchaser 3000 by Loopydave
Was most fortunate to be asked to write a chapter for the upcoming Digital Painting Techniques Vol. 4 so I painted this as a tutorial piece to demonstrate my approach, painting metals, liquids, calculating reflections and yes, illustrating psychotic pets.

Do not build one of these at home... water and electricity together are not your friend.

Pencil sketch, painted in photoshop.
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:iconfishman0422:
fishman0422 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok that's just weird.... damn cool, but weird. Yeah I know... THAT'S what you were going for.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional
Oh? What's so weird about a maniacal goldfish driving a steampunk, electrically charged catchasing machine across the floor ;)
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:iconseekgr:
seekgr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!! Awesome!!!!!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional
We at Loopydave industries™are glad you like the Catchaser 3000. Unfortunately, due to some manufacturing problems and an unfortunate tendency to electrocute its user, we have had to temporarily take the Catchaser 3000™ off the market. In the meantime, if your goldfish is experiencing cat difficulties, we suggest other methods of control... possibly a restraining order or hiring a fish friendly dog.
Kind regards,
Loopydave Industries
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:iconjferg45:
jferg45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Ha ! Nice !
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional
Its since been superseded by the Catchaser 4000, which features racing stripes, and extra reverse gear and a more stable walking mechanism ;)
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:iconjferg45:
jferg45 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
HA !! Sweeeet !! :)
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:icontakatarikuzen:
TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goldfish would love this. My cat will hate you. XD
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional
I am comfortable with both your cats hate and your goldfishes love :D
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:icontakatarikuzen:
TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You dont know my cat. Run while you still can.
XD
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Noxiihunter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome design! It made me laugh :D The little anti kitty flag and the little kitty food prints >.<  I really love how you rendered out the materials here. The light through the water in the shadow is beautiful ( as is every thing else!) Shocked 
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional
Thanks Michelle... appreciate the kind words and taking the time to leave a comment. Oh, and for laughing at the goldfish... he takes himself soooo seriously, he needs to be reminded that its not all about hunting cats and he should take the time to laugh as well ;)
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:iconmadjackreed:
MadjackReed Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
hilarious! Being a cat-lover this made my day to see this lol Great work!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional
Just don't show it to your cat though :D
Cheers!
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:iconmg1342mg:
mg1342mg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Out-flipping-standing. I, for one, bow to my new goldfish overlord.

The pickelhaube really is an excellent touch. Mortem feles!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional
Thanks man... and nice bit of latin there! :D
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:iconmolla91:
molla91 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
super cool! :D <3
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional
Glad you like!
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:iconcoalminds:
coalminds Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work makes me want to get back into full color stuff. Great rendering on the various textures here.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional
Thanks - and glad I can help there... as long as I haven't inspired you to build robotic fish bowls to help you with your plans of world domination or anything.
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:iconbigtanks369:
bigtanks369 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding, no moggie would be safe with this fishy fiend about!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional
Indeed :D
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:iconebayson:
Ebayson Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
WOW!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional
Thanks for the 'WOW" :D
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:iconebayson:
Ebayson Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
My pleasure! :D
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:icontenpeoplez:
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
is the tutorial out yet, really liking this... (*0*)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional
Indeed it is! Its all in a chapter of 'Digital Painting Techniques Vol 4' which is available on Amazon and possibly in selected book shops.
Cheers!
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:iconartdean1992:
ArtDean1992 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dayuuuuuuuuuuum!!!! <3 I fully enjoy your ARTWORK!!!!!!!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional
Thanks man!
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:icondrayuu:
Drayuu Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
GO FISH GO! The world is not THAT BIG to conquer!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional
:D Cheers ma'am .. the goldfish appreciates your support!
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:iconkesha-the-charage:
Kesha-the-charage Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
This should keep the cats away lol
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional
Indeed! :D
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:iconchuddmasterzero:
ChuddmasterZero Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Brain...melting...from...awesomeness!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional
Lol! Sounds painful!
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SnowLeopard314159 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This would make a cool sculpture, too.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional
Cheers! One day I have to try my hand at sculpture... I'm sure I'd find it fun!
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:iconbaredog:
Baredog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Masterly..... nice subtleties...goosestepping with impending doom.

Cheers.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional
Cheers!
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:icongingervitis336:
Gingervitis336 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Reminds me of "Klaus" from "American Dad" mainly the fish waring the Pith Helmet
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional
Never seen the show, but you aren't the first person to make the connection, so there must be something there :D
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
a FISHTANK!! Literally in every way possible.... ...I know it's a robot, but hell, it's pretty close :D
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional
:D I really should do a painting of a fish tank too... lots of great possibilities there! I'll add that to my ridiculously long list of stuff I want to do :D
Cheers!
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:icona-d-mcgowan:
A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Delightful!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional
Unless you are a cat of course ;)
Cheers!
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:iconsinseon:
SinSeoN Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Megamind?
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
Didn't cross my mind while drawing/painting this, but I can see the connection :D
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:iconsinseon:
SinSeoN Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah, its pretty sweet god job.
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:iconmoonyeah:
MoonYeah Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol ^^ Great, want one.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
Have a cat problem do you? :D
Cheers!
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