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Deep Sea Mermaid by CBSorgeArtworks Deep Sea Mermaid by CBSorgeArtworks
"I left my pelagic brothers and sisters, seeking the still depths of the black ocean deep. Away from the angry rays of the sun I finally found a calm intense enough to quell my uneasy heart. The wise hermetic fish there were as clear as glass- as if yearning to desolve into the sea water itself. I followed their guidance"

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This painting was featured in the magazine ImagineFX #65! [link]

I wanted to see how a human[oid] would look as a transparent deep sea fish type thing. I really like fish head scales, and used those inplace of a skull. I had no idea how I'd go about doing that but I am very happy how this turned out, for once.

This is actually a shapeshifter person from a new storything/idea I'm thinking of.



Photoshop.

*passes out*
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:icondarkomen94:
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
"The deepsea mermaids were often mistaken as ghosts of those drowned at seas by sailors who did not know their true nature." 
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:icontsunamiinthermos:
TsunamiInThermos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
cool! 
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:iconthepoorcornelia:
ThePoorCornelia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool! And the caption underneath is beautifully written.

Well done!
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:iconthegrandobserver:
TheGrandObserver Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Very Nice!
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:icondraenei-friend:
draenei-friend Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :squee:
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:iconsnittycakez:
SnittyCakez Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN. I take my hat off to you sir/ma'm.
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:iconshaolinchita:
shaolinchita Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
It's actually really beautiful, I think, and very cool and different. I love it!
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:iconpamuya-blucat:
Pamuya-Blucat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done. Now all it needs for survival, is a light to guide itself through the depths.
I love the scale plates for the skull.
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:iconanimegirl225:
animegirl225 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
EPIC!!!!!
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:iconsilencenoise:
SilenceNoise Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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:iconapplecloud:
Applecloud Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010   General Artist
.....woah...now that is AMAZING :O
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:iconsnarkyshark:
SnarkyShark Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Okay, now this is.. ... I don't know. It's too amazing for words.
Such a creative way to draw a mermaid. So much cooler than the average half girl-half fish ones.

I can't imagine how much time it must have taken to draw those bones.
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DigitalPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
WOW!!! this is the best Mer-oid I have EVER seen... you could not have better depicted what I envision a Mer would look like if you had crawled into the darkest corner of my mind and pulled it screaming from those depths... If only I had your talent.
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:iconcbsorgeartworks:
CBSorgeArtworks Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, thanks!
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:iconcaramitten:
caramitten Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
You are an art beast!
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:iconevilweezel:
EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Feature! :heart:
[link]
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:iconrodrigotd06:
RodrigoTD06 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
muiro foda!
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:iconsparklelord:
Sparklelord Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Woah....dude.
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:iconchanceii:
ChanceII Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
This. Is awesome. The concept itself is really cool - I never thought about deep-sea mermaids, and now I'm really dissappointed in myself for it - but the way you gave that concept a visage is even cooler.
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
This crisscrosses the Uncanny Valley twice, just enough to be cool instead of squickie!
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:iconelreniagreenleaf:
ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh this is brilliant! I love how fantastical it looks and yet, plausible! We know so little about the deepest parts of the sea that who knows, it may exist!
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:iconazefish:
AzeFish Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hadn't seen this since I faved it forever ago, and I still am in love with it...
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:iconhumanoid1:
humanoid1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Hi! I love the quote you used in the description of the piece, is that from an existing work, or is it something you wrote? I am quite intrigued!
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:iconcbsorgeartworks:
CBSorgeArtworks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it's just something I wrote for this piece :)
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:iconhumanoid1:
humanoid1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
its excellent! i would love to read the finished piece, if ever the opportunity presents itself...I would also love perhaps to someday collaborate with a writer of your caliber for some illustrations I have in mind.
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:iconraye001:
raye001 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
imagin swimmig at the beach and u dived under a wave and opened your eyes and saw that, SHIT!
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:iconindoboi:
Indoboi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
verry sick idea (taht means fucking awesome!!) i love it,,,its probbably real in another world/dimension XD
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:iconlethinia:
Lethinia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Majorly kickass man!
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
great idea, and killer execution. no pun intended.
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:iconfregatto:
Fregatto Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconfrostedsparkles:
FrostedSparkles Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I commend you highly!
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McFlabwobble Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The creepy thing is, is there's actually some stuff that kind of looks like this down there. You know, 'human shaped'. Like, there's this uh, I guess it's a jelly fish of some sort, but it's body is incased in what almost looks like a transparent ribcage with the main part of it pulsating in the middle like a heart.

=D pretty cool.

Love your work.
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:iconcbsorgeartworks:
CBSorgeArtworks Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that stuff like that exists I think is the coolest thing ever!!

and thanks! <3
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:iconashbet:
ashbet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Wow -- STUNNING work!!

You might enjoy Peter Watts' "Rifters" series -- the first couple are available for free online:

[link]

-- A :)
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:iconjamieee:
jamieee Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
I've included you in my article [link] :heart:
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:iconjackalbassilisk:
jackalbassilisk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
this is very creative
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:iconhogret:
hogret Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Featured ~ [link]
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:iconchichu-chan:
chichu-chan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
very, very kool.
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:iconmary-dot-com:
mary-dot-com Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
best thing i've seen for such a long time.
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:iconsaiyanhajime:
saiyanhajime Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Terrifying.
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:iconthe-pie-box:
the-pie-box Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Filmographer
Beautiful! What a fantastic concept!
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is so amazing, I don't even have words.
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:iconsaprophilous:
saprophilous Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sweet, I love that you modified the neck to be shorter and more fish-like forward. It's exactly like the deep sea, grotesque but hauntingly beautiful.
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:iconlatte-lover:
Latte-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Wow, amazing detail and coloring!
FAV!
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:iconlalintha:
LALINTHA Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
your work is awesome, reminds me of the artists Alex gray
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:iconyelhalk:
yelhalk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Hey, I love it! Looks like a human version of some hatchet fish I used to have in my aquarium. What program did you use to airbrush this?

It's funny about the humanoid as a deep sea fish thing, as I have a humanoid as an aquarium fish oil painting!

Anyway, nice job!
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:iconcbsorgeartworks:
CBSorgeArtworks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's done in photoshop. You can get hatchet fish for home aquariums?? kickass!!
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:iconyelhalk:
yelhalk Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Yep, I wish I still had them! Little swimming skeletons, happy happy, joy joy!
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:iconvjvarada:
vjvarada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Bloody hell man!thats the most awesome thing i ever saw!
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:iconmorthern:
Morthern Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im speechless. its so beautiful
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