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Mermaid #8 for the calendar

This is an older work from last year - I went ahead and added a slight view of her other arm on the other side after getting feedback from the community on this. Few other things have a little more detail, everything else is the same.

Print file is updated.

Model - My neice - I took the photo, re-painted everything over the photograph, hair, tail, some scales are hand painted from scratch, threw some texture on the tail but painted some scales individually, some elements in the bg are 3d, but the kelp and dock are hand painted! The water effects are hand painted. Bubbles mostly hand painted.


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FrostBo's avatar
FrostBo|Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding :D
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Sprinter136|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Until I read the desc., I thought she was your daughter xD. Anyway, I really like her hair, and the pearls on her arms
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NeriSiren's avatar
This is sweet! Her expression is so enchanted.
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SempreSirena's avatar
Wonderful composition, you can sense how curious this mer is regarding the hook
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kirosaur's avatar
I really like it :D Nice!
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PHarold|Hobbyist General Artist
The look on her face seems to express,
"Why would anyone stick a wiggly slimy worm on a hook and drop it in the water?"
As if the whole concept is foreign to her. Maybe if she pulls hard on the line she'll have an interesting turn of events. The face is charming,as I'm sure your niece must be.
The water is deep and shadowed,showing us how deep the water is.With just enough sunlight.Fantastic to look at for sure.
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allison712|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconweekenddanceplz: [link]
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spider03tr's avatar
Really good :lol: :clap:
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joeyv7's avatar
I think this is my favorite of yours so far. I love the atmosphere you create in your work. I hope I can begin to create otherwordly effects like this as I learn PS & Painter :)
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vhartley|Professional Digital Artist
This is a wonderful piece, the colors and the details are beautiful. The expression on her face is wonderful, and overall the image is just adorable. :)
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kleinkat007's avatar
Wonderful work!!
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hoolai's avatar
wonderful concept. Great work!
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Krystaline|Hobbyist Writer
This is a VERY pretty picture of the mermaids...would you by any chance be able to send me the link to the callendar?? the ones that I've seen look gorgeous!
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cosmosue|Professional Digital Artist
Just check my gallery, its in there =)
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DeadReckoningArt|Student General Artist
Wow, I think this is my fav for the calendar.
I love the texture and colors on the scales, it looks so life-like.
I wanna touch it. o_o
Makes me think of Rainbow Trout.
You do some amazing work.
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Feagaer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im sure i saw the old version of this, loved it then, and still do. ^^
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InpuUpUaut|Student General Artist
Very beautiful work!! ^_^
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DeathsExtinction|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The mermaids are one of the few mythical creatures I'm not really into, but you bring out their beautiful features wonderfully.
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Resplendent-Eclipse's avatar
Devine, I love mermaids. : ]
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onceuponatime08|Professional Photographer
:rofl: Cute!
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Anya82's avatar
impressive detail on the scales. And very cool concept.
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JulieFairhurst's avatar
gorgeous work!
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liuaishan's avatar
oh sniff, I don't remember the details of the other version to be able to compare the improvement, I love how realistic it looks like. I tried overpainting and lost patience very quickly. I must try again.
I love how you did the water.
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