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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 and the headphones guy on the right is Frey

Other character designs

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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lmfao, Frey knows nothing of personal space
Baniita 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 Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it so much ! This is so wonderful :)
Lol after reading chapter 0, NOW I get what you mean by Frey looking like a girl is a part of the plot! XD 
MamoruHana Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
 deep meaning in the title! I like the discription!
Are they in the slums!? Aha but look at them, just chilling. Vance looks so out of it. xD
PengiChan Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like the lighting
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.
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 Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how come the fish symbol has an eye in it?
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