Another piece for my abyss themed art exhibition.
This one is more focused on the bioluminescent / translucent aesthetics of deep sea creatures.
As the peacock is one of the possible inspirations for the mythological phœnix (which is a symbol of immortality) and some jellyfishes are actually immortal, I thought it would be nice to add bird wings and feathers to make a phœnix themed artwork (plus it made the whole composition more interesting textures and colorwise).
I spent about 15 hours on this one, I could have worked more on it but I have to send the files to the printer now so I'm calling it done.
I googled some bird wings refs (the jellyfsh ones are a blend of mallard and peacock, and the anglerfishes' are based on woodpecker wings).
Thanks a lot for watching!
Edit : I added the newer version of the fish below, I think it looks better now :)
There are some details too, and the first sketch I did when this idea came to my mind (it's quite ugly, but as you can see, the composition didn't really change, except for the fact I only painted two phœnix fishes instead of four).