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Fisheye Placebo: Concept Art by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Concept Art by yuumei

Concept art for another graphic novel called "Fisheye Placebo" that I will be working on in the future :D

I won't go into details with the story but it will be about information wars, hackers, and bad roommates lol The glasses guy on the left is Vance Fisheye Placebo: Vance by yuumei and the headphones guy on the right is Frey Fisheye Placebo: Frey by yuumei

Other character designs Fisheye Placebo: Manasvi by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Robin by yuumei

I know the fish symbol in the title is often used to stand for Jesus in Christianity, but before Christians adopted that symbol, it simply meant fish. So please do not associate any religious meaning behind this work.

As for the title, I won't give away the metaphorical meaning since that's for you to find out when you read the story. However, the technical term for "Fisheye" refers to a type of lens used in photography to produce a wide angle view that also results in a rounded distortion of the image that gives of the same result as a 5 point perspective drawing. "Placebo" refers to the medical term of a fake medicine that's used to trick the patient into thinking they are getting better, and the psychological effects of that false belief might actually make the patient heal. Hence the quote "Through the distorted lens I found a cure."

PS. Some people say Frey looks like a girl. All I can say to that is: part of the plot! (not yaoi btw) lololol

Drawn in Paint tool SAI, textures added in Photoshop.
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lillybugjenkins Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse me while I heavily ship these two
dbzstormpowz360 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I wish I could draw
Vsieger Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
me too... ;-;
Edelbar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Vance looks cool here :O 
thereallevin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow I really love all of these. Your inspirational. 
Rokatsu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cupcakealina Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Is Frey Robin's brother??
SilverCrow171 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paint tool sai.........amazing..:)
ImitationofDeviance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I love Frey is just like "Fuck your personal space, I'm gonna put my shoe on you."
96PamdaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. His personality kinda reminds me of Joshua (yoshiya kiryu?) From twewy. He's really amusing.
AccidentMiracleKyd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wait this was with photoshop
DuTBiT Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish that it was yaoi...
Pelusita-Fideos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can ship them anyway HAHAH
ImitationofDeviance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I ship it so hard
Pelusita-Fideos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, pls. wode pls 
ImitationofDeviance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
The feels are strong with this one. flail plz Cannot even plz  Sexyhorseplz[2] Play Time is ogre sprite 
Daopriee Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
U purfect , !!!!!!!
SafiaAnime Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Everytime I come back here I stare at the art style. It's so... perfectly messy.... 
KuroSplash Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That lighting is just so.. Tasty to look at xD <3
Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

the colors.... owo
octigonipus Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i have a story that although it is a great idea, i am not able to convey my ideas adequately enough with words, so i have come to the conclusion that in order to do it justice, it needs graphics, but i am not good enough of an artist to really satisfy myself with any artistic representation, so i took to recruiting artists, and so far, i got a bunch of  "no" and "im too busy"
but my point is, your art is great, and stylistically matches what i am going for. i recognize that doing an entire graphic novel is a little much, so i was thinking if i could get myself some illustrations to go along with my written story, i am already getting two pictures from other artists, so if you want to do a single picture for me when you have spare time or when you are bored, i would be grateful! i cant pay you but i can send you a copy of my finished project, i know it aint much, but its sumthin, i will credit your art professionally,  and i will send you 1 free copy. if you are interested, reply here and tell me so, and i will tell you about the story and what you could draw for me. i am very open about the subject matter, i wont need a specific scene or anything, i tend to leave alot up to the artist. and thanks for posting all this awesome art, i really like your style, you have good composition skills!
SafiaAnime Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I wanna ship Frey and Robin but I don't know what their relationship status is...
dinosaurwithasniper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
me too xD
TsuyoiMerushi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
lmfao, Frey knows nothing of personal space
ImitationofDeviance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
So you noticed it too, huh? XD
Baniita Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, I got the metaphor~! Or most of it. Pretty quickly, too.
Hey, hey, something can not be yaoi and still have subtext. :< And personally, I can see tons of potential in my ship. n qn
Loukho Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it so much ! This is so wonderful :)
Angie-mia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Lol after reading chapter 0, NOW I get what you mean by Frey looking like a girl is a part of the plot! XD 
LazMinq Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 deep meaning in the title! I like the discription!
Amenah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Are they in the slums!? Aha but look at them, just chilling. Vance looks so out of it. xD
PengiChan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I like the lighting
NinzSizzle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
After reading the newest strip, this picture is so much more relevant... they're in what looks to be the slums. omg what does this mean??/??? help im dying.
phsyco0 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Christians originally used the fish symbol to talk about Jesus and religion without being caught by the Roman government. The undercover theme of your story and the use of the fish symbol have some pretty cool ties to each other, religious or not :)
239CX5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how come the fish symbol has an eye in it?
UsaChan99 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I think it's suppose to represent the "Fisheye" in Fisheye placebo?
Just a guess I'm not too sure ''
luci1020 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
i cant wait for the novel! OMG! 
Tanoshiix3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I was just randomly browsing through your promo art for FP again and realized that the background here looks like you didn't even care. Or maybe that was on purpose. But that's not my point lol.

I mean to ask, for your illustrations (like in Knite and in this project) you use that 3-D background render design thing, right? And then you just paint over it and then layer the characters over that? Or do you sometimes just sit there and draw an entire background/backdrop?

I'm just curious, is all. I think you may've mentioned you started using the 3-D thing recently, but I guess I'm just wondering how you did backgrounds before you came across that program. Probably just drew it I'm guessing but ANYWAY.

I'm asking because I'm an aspiring illustrator but all I'm really good at for now are characters and I'm getting a bit better at anatomy. I'm just trying to figure out ways to work on backgrounds but, I mean, I guess I'll probably just have to do things the old fashioned way.
NicoleYunet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Frey looks like a boy... Not like a girl at all. Worse for Vance, his sister will be around him shipping them xD I love this picture, the efects and the simple lines which make such an amazing job. Love
ImitationofDeviance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I think Frey does look like a girl, but that makes me like his character more because he probably uses that to his advantage. I know I do. XD

I can already imagine Alex walking into a scenario where they look like they're doing something inappropriate and Frey going along with it just to embarrass Vance.
DreamsOfSnow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
'Boku no Placebo' pairing :3
PrinceCheese Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
The lighting is brilliant!!!
Anesoo13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful thanks
animebud926 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
O_O Frey isn't... you know... ACTUALLY a girl is he? Oh god, no... 
punyorin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
please don't say frey's actually a girl 0_0 xDDDDD hahaha no wayy.... right? ._. xD
vampiresongka Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Artist
i like their clothing that suits them c: usually you can tell a bit about someone by their clothing -especially if that's what you're intending
VanillCooki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Vance looks like a friend of me o.o
the picture looks awesome *-*
OoOoOoOmnaOoOoOoO Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
wow it's sooo.....amazing.....what you did with the title "fisheeye placebo"
thats soo cool!!
NotUnableUser Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
best ever!
justanyonearound Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Is it just me... I seems to associate these characters with characters from Acid Town. Did you get your idea from that story? It's because some of the arts you make for Fisheye Placebo do look rather similar to some arts from the manga. I'm just asking because it does have resemblance.. But anyhow, I like the idea!
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