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"sleeping" beauty...
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:icontenkamchi-sama:
Tenkamchi-Sama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful... i can't find any words... simple amazement!
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MoonwalkingSiren Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconamayaells:
AmayaElls Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"The mermaids had been a secretive race, shying away from humans whenever possible. They were smart enough to avoid oil spills and to stay out of range of the ship's radar system. It seems they must have understood our technology, but there was never any evidence found that they had their own parallel technology. They lived with nature, as nature. They didn't manipulate of shape their environment, they simply passed through, a ghost of the sea currents, another creature eating from the reefs. It became hard for them when the reefs became tourist attractions, but still they were never seen. They did their best when garbage began to clog their oceans with hard rubbish, but that did dwindle. It was the unseen which killed them and thus finally brought them to our attention. By then it was much to late. They were such beautiful creatures and we killed them as easily as we did many others. I living mermaid dazzles the mind, it is the untouchable beauty of nature."

"Sir? Have you actually seen a living mermaid?" A child asked.

"Yes, she must have been one of the last ones seen by a human." The old man sighed, "I was very young at the time. I was searching the rock pools where the Brisbane river met the sea, I don't know why because you rarely found anything in them in those days. The oil slick in the mid pacific had occurred a little over a month ago, and the first droplets of oil were washing in. I didn't know what those shiny drops meant at the time, I was too young, too sheltered."

"The mermaid?"

"That was happening more these days as companies cut corners to bring the new oil from the deep sea wells in a hope of lowering the exorbitantly high price. Three spills in one year, we'd already been poisoning the water but that year it had escalated, that year the mermaids began washing up on our shores in unprecedented numbers. They were often found gasping for breath or dead already, with skin mottled by some sort of poisoning and scales dull."

"But yours was alive?"

"She was her own being, not mine." The old man sighed at the memory, "Her skin wasn't as badly mottled, perhaps she had been a deep water maid, but her scales were dull. Her tail was a gorgeous aqua colour and frilled like that of a Siamese fighting fish. Above the waist she was fair skinned with odd patches of blue tinged skin and long golden hair. Her eyes were closed as she lay on the rocks, but the gills on her side flapped with the effort of breathing in our poisonous air."

"Did she speak?"

"Mermaids don't speak as we do, since they do not have lungs or a voice box. I ran over to her and gently poured the contents of my water bottle over her gills. She stirred slightly and lifted her arm. I took a hold of her hand and she gave my hand a slight squeeze. Then her gills stopped moving and she lay still."

"Asleep?"

"I guess you could call it a kind of sleep."




I hope you like it. The story is yours to do with as you wish as long as you credit me. I would also like permission to post this story as my own deviation with your image as the preview, I will credit and link back as the source of inspiration.
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SoSmartAlex Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
very interisting! good job :)
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   General Artist
Hello! You have been featured on my page as part of my daily features project. Have a good day! :huggle:
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
thank you!
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome!
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Your piece has been featured in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Second Allied Artwork Feature! Please :+fav: the article to bring attention to the feature. :)
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any-s-kill Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
tnx!!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Writer
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconlajoyli:
LaJoyLi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeously added lighting...body language is phenom! bg is very intriguing!
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:iconcontradictory55:
Contradictory55 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Writer
That's so sad...it's beautiful, she's wonderfully drawn and the distorted landscape behind her is really cool, because...it's like the city is the demon, the monster that killed her, but it's too distorted for her to see clearly. The way she seems to be turning human, the legs beneath the tail, is another interesting detail too, but it's so sad, because...the viewer/beholder doesn't think she's sleeping....
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Wanted to let you know that I wrote this poem about your amazing image. Hope you like it: [link]
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello, you've been featured here: [link] Please favorite the article so it can gain more support. :)
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Writer
:wow: This is so incredibly amazing.
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:iconkailtynonce:
kailtynonce Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
whoa.
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:iconnakayuru:
Nakayuru Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student
i love the feeling in this pic ^^
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Digital Artist
one of the most beautiful mermaid paintings I have ever seen.
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:icon0horizon:
0horizon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
this is just beautiful.. very emotional (:
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:icontylandris:
Tylandris Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Great job. I'm completely speechless.
It's touching my heart.
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thank you. I'm pleased.
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:iconhikasatoru:
hikaSATORU Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Artist
печально
так и погибают все русалки нашего мира(
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:iconscarlettestardust:
ScarletteStardust Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
She's eerily beautiful....this really sends a message about what were doing to our world.
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:iconlu-mor:
Lu-Mor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   Digital Artist
атмосферно, а бекграунд напоминает Позняки))
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
)))))))))))..та уж да...))
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Ohh, that really made me feel...
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:iconstarry-skyed:
starry-skyed Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
One of those pieces that I'd fav over and over again if I could... :heart:
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Ow, thank you very much!
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:iconstarry-skyed:
starry-skyed Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
You're very welcome~
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SuicideAngel1414 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
This is so eerialy beutful i love how haunting this image is!
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:iconnoyesfactor:
NoyesFactor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great message! You have an amazing mind! Thank you for sharing your spirited work.
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Thank you for understanding and seeing this message!
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:icon3xlifestyle:
3xlifestyle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Great! for me she represent all the purity and dreams of child...
nice job!
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gornkniznik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Навевает воспоминания о фильме \"Всплекс\" с Хэнксом и Ханной.
Действтительно очень приятная цветовая гамма, и как и на \"космичкой\" работе - что то бредбериевское
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
..ммм....смотрела, когда была маленькая..
Спасибо!
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:iconneverwintersand:
NeverwinterSand Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Аж мурашки по коже...
Не видать нам больше русалок в индустриальном обществе!
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:icondarkelvenmage:
darkelvenmage Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Beautiful and quite haunting!
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
thank you )
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:iconsergon:
Sergon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
love the concept =)

Seems like the girl is a bit too light compared to everything else. It make her "fall of" the picture a bit.
srry for eng. My Ru keyboard broke =(
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
=) Спаибо ) Ничего, так даже интересней )))
Я хотела сделать ее светящейся, как бы "не от мира сего\"..ну, и,может, перестаралась немного )))
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:iconsergon:
Sergon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
^_^ like I said interesting concept. Maybe a bit of glow will do it good, like an aura O_o
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:iconlouielorry:
LouieLorry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
на берег вблизи русалки чууть детализации бы добавить ) тело ее нравится по цвету.. хорошо :)
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
ой, да..там такая размазня..я на нее внимания не обращала совсем.. ну да если надо сильно будет, прорисую..)) пасибки;)
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:iconlouielorry:
LouieLorry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
понятно )) ну я на всяк случай ; )
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
What composition! The gloomy cityscape behind her contrasted with her beauty...wow. Looks pretty wild with the loose fusing of her legs to form the tail, and I love the look of the gills in her ribcage. Finger webbing would look well on her, too, with all the other exotic features!
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:iconany-s-kill:
any-s-kill Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thanks, I'm glad you like it And thanks for such a detailed commentary) And in general)
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