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An ancient predator by Insane-eyeball An ancient predator by Insane-eyeball
"Cổ Ngư"

"Cổ" = old or ancient
"Ngư"= fish or some aquatic animals

When I first heard of that Vietnamese word, I thought it was implying an old or ancient kind of fish or aquatic animals. The word sounded great to my ears so that I had grown a bunch of magnificent manifestations, such as one that you're seeing. The nautiluses are used in the pic because of their bizarre looks (at least in my opinion) and the fact that they are historically living fossils, which is related to the "ancient" theme.

However, recently I've found the word "Cổ Ngư" was actually misspelled due to the fact that it's easier to pronounce than the original word: "Cố Ngự" (which means "to fortify").

Painted with Photoshop as usual. Refs loosely used for the nautiluses, anemones and jellies.
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IzaKat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful...
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Username5298 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
LUV IT!!!
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Lunatic-Nemesis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks nice ^^
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Insane-eyeball Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Thank you very much for the comment and multiple :+fav:s ! :)
Have a nice day!
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Lunatic-Nemesis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you too ^^
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PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How impressive!
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Insane-eyeball Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thanks :)
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Mewberry-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is a very lovely picture,I love the detailing on it :dalove:
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Insane-eyeball Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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brandrificus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
:wave: Hi ! Your Fabulous artwork has been featured in my Journal entry here [link] . Thank you !:iconsomeredhearts:
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