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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.

Enjoy!


© Susan McKivergan 2006
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:iconstealthpanther:
stealthpanther Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
lovely!
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:iconfrostbo:
FrostBo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding :D
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:iconsprinter136:
Sprinter136 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  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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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
This is sweet! Her expression is so enchanted.
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:iconsempresirena:
SempreSirena Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Wonderful composition, you can sense how curious this mer is regarding the hook
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:iconkirosaur:
kirosaur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I really like it :D Nice!
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:iconpharold:
PHarold Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconweekenddanceplz: [link]
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:iconspider03tr:
spider03tr Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Really good :lol: :clap:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
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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:iconvhartley:
vhartley Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  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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:iconkleinkat007:
kleinkat007 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Wonderful work!!
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:iconhoolai:
hoolai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
wonderful concept. Great work!
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:iconkrystaline:
Krystaline Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  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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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Just check my gallery, its in there =)
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:icondeadreckoningart:
DeadReckoningArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  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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:iconfeagaer:
Feagaer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im sure i saw the old version of this, loved it then, and still do. ^^
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Student General Artist
Very beautiful work!! ^_^
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:icondeathsextinction:
DeathsExtinction Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  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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:iconresplendent-eclipse:
Resplendent-Eclipse Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Devine, I love mermaids. : ]
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:icononceuponatime08:
onceuponatime08 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
:rofl: Cute!
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:iconanya82:
Anya82 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
impressive detail on the scales. And very cool concept.
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:iconjuliefairhurst:
JulieFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
gorgeous work!
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:iconliuaishan:
liuaishan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
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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:iconesther92:
esther92 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Student Artist
I love!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlizzleshizzle:
LizzleShizzle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
f**king awesome honey :D I love mermaids ^^ :+favlove:
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:iconwinterdruidess:
WinterDruidess Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
beautiful and magical
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:iconhurrok:
Hurrok Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Student General Artist
Love the concept! I love her expression.
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007   General Artist
I've always loved this, but as it's a while since I saw it originally, it's difficult for me to discern the differences. It's still beautiful as ever!
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:iconheartagrambitch16:
heartagrambitch16 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007   Interface Designer
very beautiful
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:iconagniconnor:
AgniConnor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is so very charming!
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:iconbeckyg:
beckyg Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Beautiful!
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:iconcosmy:
cosmy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
I LOVE IT!!
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:iconschwarzerengel18:
SchwarzerEngel18 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Beautiful work! I love the way you paint and coloured the fin. Her hair is very well done.
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:iconjvgce:
jvgce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
beautiful work and nice concept........I like it very much......:)
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:iconrinoasin:
rinoasin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconstefou39:
stefou39 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Wow!!! Beautiful!!! I love the colors!!!!!
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:iconansheen:
Ansheen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
very nice...
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:iconix-chel:
ix-chel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007   Interface Designer
awww so cuteee
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:iconjuliablanco:
juliablanco Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really nice to see an innocent-looking mermaid for a change. She looks amazing; the whole composition does.
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:iconcrguardian:
CRGuardian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Love the concept and the way you created it!!! WOW!!!
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:iconstarlit-dark:
Starlit-Dark Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
:omfg: She's pulling on a worm bait...
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:iconsmirkfilled-lips:
smirkfilled-lips Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
:wow: gorgeous!!!
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:iconthe-imagined:
the-imagined Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wows! i love mermaids!
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:iconhugslee13:
HugsLee13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know a girl who looks like that. She's a friend of my younger sister. Nice job, by the way!
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:iconfirefoxgirl:
FireFoxgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
That is so incredible!
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:iconbonbon3272:
bonbon3272 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconmiss-nici:
Miss-Nici Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
It´s so wonderful!
I love it!
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:iconrenilicious:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Still beautiful. This is still my favourite of your mermaids. :)
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:iconyukari-shinohara:
Yukari-Shinohara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
That's amazing!
Great job!
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