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ACEO The Little Mermaid
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Published: May 20, 2012
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I'm on a roll these last few days! :D
I found some time today to finish the next fairytale in my ACEO series, the (not so happy) Little Mermaid. :woohoo:
I listened to lots of appropriately sad classical music while painting it.

You can see the rest of this collection here -> [link]
And here you can find the sketch [link] .

Pencil,watercolours, 6.4 cm x 8.9 cm.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic tale of unrequited love of course.
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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AssassinoDiFirenze's avatar
I love your style of drawing! When i was little, my granny gave me a Little Mermaid book with those beautiful illustrations which looked like yours! I used to love the book and I still do...your drawing gave me some good memories Heart Heart 
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KaLa89|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are great at shading, especially the shading of faces! I also like the way you painted her hair, and the sad expression in her eyes. Everything in this painting is very well-done!
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LizzyChrome|Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous illustration! 
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Avsolutely incredible!
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Kumakoo| Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is so beautiful.
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YohannPolochon|Professional Filmographer
beautiful ! i love the way you used watercolors !!
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copper9lives|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for not illustrating the Disney version! This is so wistful and beautiful...
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Ισως απο τις πιο ομορφες δουλειες σου... η εκφραση της κοπελας ειναι μαγευτικη... ο πριγκηπας μοιαζει να ειναι μαρμαρωμενος... πραγμα που το κανει πιο δραματικο... Ειναι σαν να βλεπεις ενα ολοκληρο παραμυθι σε ΜΙΑ και ΜΟΝΟ ζωγραφια...

Θα ηθελα πραγματικα να δω το προσωπο σου... το προσωπο της καλλιτεχνιδας... που βγαζει ΤΕΤΟΙΕΣ εικονες...

Ποσταρε μια φωτογραφια σου...
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So beautiful, her expression is just perfect and at first she reminded me of Undine. 
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bravemera21|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it,Waaaah! Frozen - HUG! 
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Lecura's avatar
You've made something so familiar so incredibly sad. I've never looked at this scenario the way I look at it now. It's beautiful. (As is all your other work. :heart:)
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KazinczyFerko|Hobbyist Artist
I love this so much, it can be anyone longing to be with the man they love. Could i draw a sketch of this? 
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LowriCH's avatar
LowriCH|Professional Photographer
I love your work so much
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Achen089| Traditional Artist
I'm very happy to hear that, thank you! :)
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SapphyreMermaid|Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful ^^ So soft and light; the watercolors really add to the feel. Well done!
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Angelic-Painter|Hobbyist General Artist
Preeetty, But, isn't her hair red?
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CammieC|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just adore your drawings !! :)
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PrincePedro|Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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Padmelina's avatar
Padmelina|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work! It really looks like Anderson's Little Mermaid!
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Designs-by-Loulie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful and a real credit to you!
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YukiAngel93|Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! <3
Its so beautiful!
And you can really see the feeling in her eyes <3
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When ever I see this, I see the longing expression...a wish to be with her prince.
the love in her eyes are so bittersweet too
the way her hand is positioned on the statues heart...
its like I can already feel her pain just by looking at her
awesome, just awesome
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