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Into the Depths by PReilly Into the Depths by PReilly
Again with the steampunk thing. A bit of the old "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".

Our explorer investigates the depths of the sea in search of a sunken vessel rumored to hold a fortune in treasure.
Legend has it that the vessel is guarded by an unkown beast.....But who believes in legends anyway, right?


EDIT -

Been getting a lot of feedback in terms of similarities to the video game "Bioshock"

Just to point out that this character is based on the old diving suits worn during the turn of the century.
Thes vintage diving suits were around long before Bioshock.

Take a look -

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Obviously Bioshock was inspired by these dive suits.

PR
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speechless!
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Rwd4more Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Love this one.. Faved!
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Tama-Seok Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhh it's amazing~!
Reminds me of Bioshock. Soooo cool. 
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
...Man, an underwater roguelike would be kickass.

SOMEONE FUND IT!
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Joker-laugh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE ^_^
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:iconhobbitshire:
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Yep, this guy is screwed.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, I always loved 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, I so wanted to visit the undersea world in a fantastic Victorian submarine led by a crazy, enigmatic Captain with a mysterious past. :D But I could happily skip the "being dragged off by killer octopi" moment, though, lol!! I love those old diving suits, too. They sure knew how to dive in style in Victorian times.
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JimNelsonArt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am absolutely in love with this piece! It's just perfect. Well done.
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Jason77755 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student
SICK!
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:icondillonisdrawing:
DillonIsDrawing Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks he's about to punch a giant squid IN THE FACE.
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:iconlevothnix:
Levothnix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! :) Can I put this in my essay about steampunk?
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:iconloner29:
Loner29 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Very Nice :) Just to let you know, the reason people think it's like bioshock is cause of the glowing eyes on the helemt, i think. The big daddy's are just big diving suit enemy's in the game with eyes that glow
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steal-your-blood Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
amazing!
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:iconfinkybeatnik:
finkybeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional
AWESOME! reminds me of the Pulps paperback covers. Love this!
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, and indeed, reminds me a lot to Bioshock B-)
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:iconangreumachmor:
Angreumachmor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I love it, and yes i thought of bioshock ha ha ha. but something about it captured a sliver of my imagination well done XD
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:iconfbthani:
FBthani Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
i wish someday that will be me diving like that it looks so fun !!! :D
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:icontsillav:
TsillaV Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These light games are just amazing !^^
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:iconinn8art:
Inn8art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
excellent!
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:iconalejandro-mirabal:
Alejandro-Mirabal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sad how people remember Bioshock first. Please guys, think before you comments...
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ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
WOW, I like the old style. I collect BIG JIM action-figures from the seventies and this man looks like a Big Jim Deep Sea Diver.

Awesome and powerful :D
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:iconcount-urbonov:
Count-Urbonov Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love me some underwater art.

Evoking memories of bioshock is merely a bonus, love it on it's own :D
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:iconjovan-ukropina:
Jovan-Ukropina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great!
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TWare1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic image and movie.
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:iconeulenkeule:
eulenkeule Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Featured it on my Uni-Blog: [link] Best wishes, Kat.
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:iconvellosia:
Vellosia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am LOVING this! The way everything is set is just great!
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:iconsuez-h3:
Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:) Fantastic :D
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:iconhcmp:
HCMP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Nice!
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viciousjaws Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Bioshock was likely the first encounter people had with such suits, and therefore, they think that's the origin. Kids these days. Don't know history.

Amazing piece, by the way. Lightin-..I mean, EVERYTHING is superb.
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tchokun Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
excellent! ^^
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DanChampy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I like it! :)
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HeirofSilliness Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so great. There's such a great sense of weight to the whole piece that is brilliantly accentuated by the dust clouding the water. Well done.
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alovelyclockwork Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
One of favorite pieces on dA ever. Amazing.
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:iconanthologist:
Anthologist Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This is fantastic, especially since the elder diving equipment already had a steampunk feel to it. Great job!
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flamingmarsupial Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Perhaps the young expatriate prince scours the treacherous waters off the coast of Volcania. The treasure--if he lives to posess it--will fund the construction of a submergible vessel the likes of which the world has never seen, and allow him to wreak havoc upon the seagoing powers of Britain and all the empires of Europe. He will make his home in the ocean and protect it from the world above with his mysterious vessel of exploration and vengeance. He will discard all affiliation with humanity, leave behind his country, his family, even his name. He will command his vessel not as a man, but as a creature of the seas. He will be the ruthless, mysterious captain who is no one--in Latin, Nemo.
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res118 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Please make this a print. Take my money!!
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nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome work, i wish i could favorite it twice
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Kraven22 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
if you look at it quickly you say "he that's a big daddy" but with a closer look you see the antenna on the helmed and there is no drill (or any other weaponry they carry) or little sister there.

great drawing
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Chibigo-Chibisaki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Oh my god that looks like a big daddy
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alufblufunk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool piece!
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
amazingly great job my friend
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Johnnyrage06 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
This is incredible. Your whole gallery is breath taking.
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kudofoxtail Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice you of colors!
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dem0n-be Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work!
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MaverikKnight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Yeah I can see the Bioshock influence here, but I think you really presented this increibly well. I love how you made the diver look powerful in this shot, the way he's lumbering forward, striding fth and pushing the sea out of the way :) The lighting is very dramatic and the tenticles add a sense of danger. Now, you're right, this is MUCH closer to 20,000 Leagues, but hey, you know modern attention spans.
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jack8642 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
100% Agree with you about Diving suit and bioshock. Jesus Christ, All the Stupid and Ridiculous Gamer Bastards in all around the world screams "It's Big daddy!" to every single Pictures of vintage diving suits. argh, Kids in these days are so Stupid.
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FakaPokeBio Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
It's Squiddles with Billy the Bellsuit Diver!

But yeah, really cool atmospheric effects! It really looks like it's underwater.
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TopGon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sensational!
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:iconhippie-monkey:
hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I like the lovecraftian feel to it.
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comicsbywill Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful work :]
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