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Depths of Maremaid by AssasinMonkey Depths of Maremaid by AssasinMonkey
Initially started out as just an OC, with a concept I had regarding mermaids, but then progressively turned more Applejack hah.
It actually started out based on an older long legged Applejack sketch! (Can see in the WIP)

'T was an interesting one to paint, tho. I mainly wanted something more refined, but calm to paint where I also wouldn't rush to finish it in one session or something. Just went to this piece several times, brushing away, trying stuff out, setting theme, no real obligations other than just making something I thought would be interesting.
Like, hey, a profile view?!

I won't reveal my own actual story behind this, I'll try to just let the image talk.

There's an alternative unchained version for this, as well as an animated WIP gif, since there were a decent amount of steps and such a good excuse to try something I've been wanting to do for a while.

Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy this little different creation, whether it was mainly for practice, setting, mood, chill, or all and more of the above.

PS: If you want some interesting (on the creepy beautiful side) music to go with this, check out this underwater played music: Between Music's AquaSonic: Breaking the surface

PPS: I will try to put together a timelapse video for this, considering it's a bit different. But since it is cut into multiple sessions I gotta do some more work on that.

Approx Time:  towards ~19 hours? Give or take
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O5akafeeva Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is so good I bet I would have seen something like this on a MTG card.
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Cloudchas3r92 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. People are saying this is creepy? Well, maybe kind of, and its amazing thing people are seeing art different ways. To me this is just beautiful and sad. Appul has just so much helplessness in her eyes.

Anyways, so powerful piece of art. Super detailed. And makes me think. It’s always a good thing when art makes you think.
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Noxaunu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
my goodness, the way you shade and portray lighting is phenomenal!
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CloudyBrony Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Creepy, yet so detailed. Beutiful woke. I like you can see hooves inside of the tail.
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LauraBorraCreations Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! It's both beautiful and creepy!
I love it so much and I'm gonna show everyone I know this just to fuck with them!
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AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
unsettling
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MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
You said it!
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
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SmoothLeggedWookie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Cool concept!
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CaptainFuz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks so real, the lighting and shading is breathtaking ~
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LewthePencil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so Good!
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QueerTrekker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
wow! excellent detail!
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Oliver-el-mediocre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is weird and sexy at the same time 
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X-Force02ranger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
AJ? :(

she looks... sad :(
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EagleBlaze954 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Poor AJ! Really well done though :).
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Celefin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Damn... that's kinda disturbing (but extremely well done). 
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king-master75023 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
That some dark and highly detail work you done here o_o...
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nothing111111 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus that is uncannily detailed.
I am quite happy that You're pushing the boundaries like this, you're sure to evolve quite a lot but damn i've got a lot of catching up to do '-'
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T-M3RCY Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Wat
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DraDragonTear Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks a bit like in the middle of a metamorphosis between pony and mermaid~ Fascinating and incredibly well drawn...
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Winged-Stone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
A mermaid with knees is oddly unsettling.
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GanymedeSkies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Is that a hippocampus?
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BrietOlga Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Great work! :love:
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andpie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018   Traditional Artist
Incredibly beautiful and creepy at the same time. Looking at it makes me feel sad for her. My new all time favorite from your gallery I think.
Its absolutely stunning. I can't stop looking at it. :love:
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Sob-Saber Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
I've never seen something so beautiful and yet so distributing in my life.
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BlazePerson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
Creepy.
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SanduTiTa Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
it's kinda creepy to notice she actually has hooves and not hands, considering her very human-like body (except for the head)
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angi-christ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so unsettling but also I love it lmao
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Dragonheart4444 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, I always love seeing your clean works. Love the transition to hair on the tail.
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