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Mermaid2
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Published: January 31, 2013
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Not far from where I live there's a ruined church standing on a cliff edge. Actually, there's only one wall left standing - the other three were taken by the sea. The church was built in the 15th century; legend has it that after it was built, fishermen from that village caught a mermaid in their nets; they wanted to release her, but the village priest insisted that she be baptised. So she was put in a wash tub filled with holy water and locked over night in the church. In the morning, they found her dead. To avenge her death, her father, the king of the Baltic Sea, destroyed the church.
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Scarletts-Fever's avatar
Scarletts-Fever|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently her name was Zielenica :( I love how weathered you made the tiles look. Great painting.
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Yes it was... Thank you very much! :)
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Casey-The-Fruit-Cake|Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa... That legend sounds really interesting. I love all those kinds of things. This picture captures it wonderfully :3
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
 mmm thanks :)
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writerdoni's avatar
you're welcome 
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KHSoraCentral1997|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good also is there more that i can read on a site perhaps. 
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! There isn't much in English but you can check this out: www.staypoland.com/about_trzes… (scroll down to History). And Wikipedia has an article on the church: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_i… .
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StellaBrasileira14's avatar
oh my god it's a very sad history! I love the drawing! 
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, it's terribly sad and still relevant today :(
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ChiyoR|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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ChiyoR|Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
Beautifully drawn, great details and lovely color--unbearably sad subject.
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I find it terribly sad too...
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aSlyAwrySmile's avatar
Lovely story and lovely painting. Congrats.
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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Efryd|Hobbyist General Artist
Really great adaption of the legend ;) You Can almost imagine the story when you look at the piece :)
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm very happy to hear it.
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Efryd|Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :)
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Ophelianime's avatar
Is that the actual legend or did you just make that up? Because if you actually live somewhere with a legend like that, that is AWESOME!
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anestezja|Professional Digital Artist
Haha, no, it's an actual legend (and not the only one pertaining to the ruins). BTW, here's a nice shot of the place: [link] . I live 15 kms from there. And as for lore, there also was a sunken city and a legendary Viking stronghold in the region ;).
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WOW! Sounds like you live in a place with lots of mystery and intrigue to draw from. I'm kind of envious. Where I live, the only real mystery I ever encountered was whether or not there was a skunk ape in the area. [link]
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