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Not So Little Mermaid

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By AdamHughes   |   Watch
Published: November 17, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 AdamHughes
Client: Convention Sketch/Private Commission
Media: Pencil, PITT Pen, COPIC Marker, white paint, and Berol Prismacolor colored pencil on 11" X 14" Strathmore Drawing paper

A convention sketch done at MidOhioCon, a weekend or two ago. Another example of me damaging the Disney Princesses. If this bothers you, don't look at my Tinkerbell: [link]

I added Max The Sheepdog because, well, I have Sheepdogs. And they are fun to draw. Someone asked me about the Sheepdog at the con, and I said "Yeah, it was weird. Someone asked for a sketch of a Sheepdog; I threw in the Little Mermaid for fun." I don't think they understood that I was kidding.
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
For a second I thought it was Sarah and Merlin from "Labyrinth." Awesome work! I adore the paint style and the lighting! And the style of her fins, and the flower in her hair, it's just all gorgeous. 
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HippieHidesProfessional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous work, I absolutely love your style!! <3
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Look I found interesting opportunity
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I love her hands...
A grown up version of ariel.
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mypreciuussHobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!! awesome version Adam sir
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I like your version so much better than Disney's! Oh, and the Sheepdog is great! :D
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TharshinaaStudent Traditional Artist
Sometimes I wonder why you even bother talking to them if none of them understand intelligent jokes.
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Yeah, about that Disney thing... they are such a self-important corporate giant, they're just begging for someone to make fun of them. Really. They know that. (Marvel and DC are a lot more humble, really, and yes, I know Marvel is owned by Dis.) Also- Dis didn't invent the little Mermaid. Or Tinkerbell. Or Pinocchio. They don't own them, either. You know that. You can just say 'I had no Idea that it looks a little like Disney'. They couldn't do a damn thing to you. If it were me, Ariel would be sneaking a cigarette, and using like a Zippo lighter. Or maybe... as a zombie. Or smoking a pipe.
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VilePurpleStudent Digital Artist
I want that dog so much, I'm not being derogatory either- I'm talking about the Sheepdog. I've only come across your work tonight and I'm already in love with your style, I'm quite a fan of Muchas' work and with your own flair of personality, creativity and 'flirtiness' you're definitely making my top 5 list of artists.
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TheSpecialEffectHobbyist Traditional Artist
i like dis
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TBBTfangirlStudent Filmographer
daaaaayyuuumm!!! thats hot;)
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DarkminakoStudent Digital Artist
Did you ever seen the "Marimar" drama?
It's a Mexican novel that already has many years... and this picture looks like that tv show.
Maybe it was just a coincidence, but really funny at the end lol.
Btw... Very good job, amazing!
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I really like what you did with her hands.
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She has grown up nicely!!
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MalberineHobbyist Digital Artist
now THATS what I'm talkin about!!! *drools*
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ieke85Hobbyist Artist
The sheepdog totally makes the picture. Also, love the art deco feel to it.
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ieke85Hobbyist Artist
Whoops, got my "Oh"s mixed up. Art Nouveau.
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KiKiKoyHobbyist General Artist
a wonderful mermaid!
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