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Song Of The Sea by cosmosue Song Of The Sea by cosmosue
Full View is Highly Recommended! For detail shots check here [link]

I used *lucias-stock as a reference for pose and a couple peices of jewelry. Everything is painted by hand except for a couple things I used brushes for, and the basic part of the background which is a purchased resource.... so thanks to `spiritsighs & ~wycked-stock for the bubbles/fog/light rays - you are awesome! Everything else is my own painstaking work with the help of the reference photo.

All work done in Photoshop CS w/mouse and wacom, many many, many hours of work

© Susan McKivergan 2006
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zencookies Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tini Clam Shell Tini Bubbles :mermaid: 
anees669 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Gorgeous & Magic work
KeepersofStone Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Ponylover153 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG!! So beautiful.:clap:thats a lot of :work:
spotted-cat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AngelicaRose24 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
This picture is EVERYWHERE on Google.... Are you sure its yours? Iv seen it in alot of different places
cosmosue Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Am I sure it is mine? It says it has been here since 2006 - which is when I uploaded it after I created it! Of course it is everywhere on google, so is much of my work, especially the older stuff. Only I would be able to post the detail shots (check the link in the description) and if it wasn't mine surely someone would have reported it by now?! Not to mention - just check the rest of my is the same style as most of my other older work.

I do not have time to search the internet for every person who reposts my work. If it is elsewhere online it is because someone else re-posted it, and it is licensed to several companies as well.

Yes I think I am SURE it is mine. Thank you.
AngelicaRose24 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Well it was a question. No permission to be a complete bitchy ass cunt. One fucking question isn't a reason to be a cunt. I know I repeated that so you can get that through your fucking head you little bitch
cosmosue Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I didn't see it as being that big of a cunt, sorry. It was insulting, and perhaps if you had taken 2 minutes to check the rest of my gallery and the description you may have realized it was a dumb question =) now, have a nice day.
uglygosling Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Interesting effect, with bubbles floating out the end of her flute as she plays, looking as if they were underwater instead of in the air.
AmandaUng1428 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Beautiful painting.
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
woooooow perfect :clap: :iconcryingrainbowsplz::iconluvluvplz::iconahhplz:
Hala-Alkhawaja Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Out standing >.. :) :) :)
Hayley-Blythe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous. i love the work in her tail. :)
Latin007 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Sing to me :)
Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work! wonderful! :clap:
CameronDaniels Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Photographer
invaderlix Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! thats beautiful!
weirdness-is-cul Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
awesome! i love the curled fin the best :D
CookieKrisp Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Stunning! I've always thought mermaids were awesome, but this masterpiece makes me love them even more. I can only imagine how long this must have taken you to do.
SatyricArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
This is impressive! Great work!
jeanniefan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Photographer
So incredibly beautiful :)
shatteredself Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Superb! Love it!!!
Greybird007 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
*fave'd* ... I ran across this long ago, and saved it partly from my own even-longer-ago flute playing. Which creates part of its charm — as we don't see merfolk making much music with instruments. (Only the relative cliché of shipwreck-making siren-singing.)

Her intense concentration sharpens what are already beautiful facial features, and her tail is made taut but not tense. She's aware of risking some exposure, methinks, but she knows that her music can't really be made under the water.

All this makes for a more compelling scene, to me, than it is at first glance. She's coolly and calmly taking risks for her own art. The subtle blues accentuate her composure. (And the aquamarine necklace is especially effective as an accent.)

... I'd gladly make this long a comment anyway, as I do with almost all faves. It'd just be pleasant if you weren't so swamped with dA tasks and your sheer popularity as, well, to be able to acknowledge a few of them {sigh} ... I suspect you don't need mine, with over 500 others' here already.

Nothing personal meant there. My apologies for letting a bit of commenter's melancholy sneak out beyond my usual bounds.
sydbrist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
beautiful *.*
RedRumKittie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Frozen-Tiger Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Its so mystery. I havent words to discribe it.
allison712 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconweekenddanceplz: [link]
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D One or more of your gorgeous images is gracing my newest Journal about "Sirens" >> [link]

If you don't want to be featured, please let Me know.
Kirstinfae Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Stunning! :heart: This is one of the best mermaid pictures I've seen on DA so far. Great job! I love her necklace and the way she curls her tail. Very graceful. :rose:
OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Hey there I featured this awesome piece in my article on mermaids here [link] (sorry for the double posting at the top of the article!) if you like it please fav the article- popular articles are one of the best ways to attract new viewers to your gallery! Thanks for sharing your awesome work. I hope you'll check out the work of the others! :hug:
Amabylis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
I love mermaids and I hope one day i can draw one
Giovys Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very awesome, congrats =D
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Fantastic work!
EchoOfYourVoice Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Photographer

i :heart: her tail!


lexxers Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow :omfg: I think this has to be one of my favourites of yours :heart:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:

You have been featured in my journal [link] and in this news article [link]
twilightstarrphoenix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008   Writer
SarifinaFilth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Perfect mermaid image, just like the myths! Anouther accomplishment from cosmosue!
Mairigal3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008   Photographer
omg that is the best i love it so much
symphonia-girl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Merwolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Both the picture and the concept of it is beautiful.
Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008   General Artist
Outstanding work. Absolutely exceptional, a pleasure to look at
MrOctopussy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Gorgeous with an eye for detail. :winner:
Just love the bubbles coming out of the flute, ingeniously found. :blowkiss:
misokhaly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love sea....
Aminho Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Writer
I had to favorite this picture. It's so beautiful. I'm absolutely enchanted by mermaids and your gallery. I love how she actually looks real and her hair is lovely. The blue eyeshadow added a really nice touch and the scales look almost as if they're real.

Great job!
LilFlac3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Love the way the scales & fin came out
katieak738 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008   Writer
this is beautiful :thumb29647389:[link]
thinknirmal Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Has life in it.
Sophquest Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008   Digital Artist
:deviation: I recently bought this piece ~ it's gorgeous! Thanks :love:
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