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It's #mermay!!! :merla: 

Hooked is my number three challenge of the month (ejderha-arts.deviantart.com/st…)

Milada (‘my love’) is a romantic soul with a huge crush on that cute male biped in his little rowboat. Finally she has bravely decided to make her move and provide him with the Catch of the Day!
Now they're both hooked on that feeling... Love Tards    

When I started this drawing today I couldn't get that song out of my head, so the least I can do is share it here with you all.Jammin' 
Take your pick: "Hooked on a Feeling" covered by Blue Swede (1974): youtu.be/NrI-UBIB8Jk
or if you prefer to listen to the original by B.J. Thomas (1968): youtu.be/Wqt_iZBvtCo

Oh, I almost forgot to mention my source of inspiration! 
:iconyesterdays-paper: daily submits wonderful and whimsical postcards from her collection and today's prompt immediately made me think of these particular beauties:
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A5 paper (180 g/m2)
Graphite pencil
Staedtler pigment liners 

03-05-2018
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:iconejderha-arts:
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best compliment ever!
I adore the art of Norman Rockwell! 
He's such an inspiring artist to me because he has a wonderful way of telling a complete story within one scene. 
I love his humour and how he portrayed a slice-of-life and emotional stories. Heart 
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! You're welcome! hug  just bein' honest - I could totally see Rockwell painting a thing like this, this is exactly how you described, being an 1) emotional scene 2) with humour and 3) telling a complete story. I'd totally watch this movie, too! ;) Maybe it could be a companion film to Mr. Peabody & the Mermaid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Peab…
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to watch that too! :happybounce: 
I already found the full movie on YouTube so I'm set for tonight! Popcorn 
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Popcorn 2 (Meme) Mermaid Pixel icon - Sea slug - F2U awesome, enjoy! we can dish it tomorrow or next time you're around. maybe I'll even give it a watching tonight myself :)
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just finished watching Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid and it's a charming little film.     
Talk about a doozy of a midlife crisis! Meme (Popcorn) [V1]The Little Mermaid Ariel (Emoticon/Free Avatar)-F2U- Blue Sea Slug Avatar

I've only seen William Powell in the How to Marry a Millionaire and the Thin Man series, so this was nice.
Ann Blyth as Lenore the mermaid looks very cute (although she has an unusual short fringe and is able to keep her hair miraculously dry); next month she'll be celebrating her 90th birthday!
The underwater scenes look lovely and according to Wikipedia were shot at the Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida where they performed mermaid shows. If you ever come across a postcard featuring this attraction I would love to see it!
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
As a matter of fact - I have one already uploaded! Sorry no fins - not that kind, anyway

Vintage Florida - Underwater Adagio by Yesterdays-Paper

A cute movie about midlife crises and WP is so adorable in it. Lenore the mermaid is just a kid, totally innocent and silly - and I can't blame Peabody too much since sirens are notoriously seductive. Our old boy was under a spell! I love how they purposely left it open to rational explanation and open to fantasy at the end - hooray for Hollywood!

I absolutely bust out laughing every time the wife exclaims "that woman is either drunk, or crazy! she's jumped into the pond! nice people you pick up -" and the shop scene -- dawww! A sweater, really? Really dude? LOL

The stylist for Ann Blyth was using glitter hairspray before it was cool! Probably she had the actress in lots of wigs or large hairpieces so when she was in and out of the water or halfway wet all they needed to do was switch the wig between takes. Tada! Perfect hair all the time.

Thinking about it now, the mermaid's hair would have to have some magical properties to keep it from absorbing water - having hair would be just impractical otherwise, when your home is under the sea.
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, great card! Instant fave! Favourite Star 

I absolutely love the deadpan humour of these movies. They just had a way with words and they knew how to deliver them.

The shop scene is so funny and awkward. Practicality was definitely not the first thing on his mind, his priority was to find something to cover things up. 
Well, it’s still not as awkward as the story my grandfather loved to tell us. For reasons unknown he had to buy a bra for my grandmother (they were younger then) and when the shop assistant asked for her size, he held up his hands in a cupping gesture, stating “this big!” :o (Eek) 
Yeah, thanks opa, for that unnecessary trip to memory lane... :D (Big Grin) 

You’re probably right about the use of wigs. I did notice the tiny sparkles in her hair and thought it was a very clever idea to suggest droplets that way. 
Well, mermaids are magical creatures so their hair must be magical too, it’s the best explanation.  Wink/Razz 
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Krigstein Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
So precious. :-)
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. (^_^)
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
ok your lines and your shadows are on the exact point and in on the right proportion... amazing!!!!
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. :happybounce: 
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
no way you hav amazing skills!!!
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KittySib Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The characters are beautifully drawn, and, I know it's been said a lot, but the two of them are just so incredibly cute!:D
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment! Hug 
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KittySib Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome!:D
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demofusion Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable, and gorgeously made! :)
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:iconejderha-arts:
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D (Big Grin) 
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demofusion Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome! :rose:
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mamabali Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute, awesome and just a great idea. The emotions in the faces are in full expectation and then this lovely scene. Great work :) (Smile) 
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much! 
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mamabali Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, is wonderful :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconblackvulmea:
BlackVulmea Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Too flippin' cute!
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:iconejderha-arts:
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Love 
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:iconraphaels-ring:
raphaels-ring Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic :))
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! La la la la 
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songbirdsea Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist
Adorable idea 😍😆
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:iconejderha-arts:
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D (Big Grin) 
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Jonesy-Mo Featured By Owner May 4, 2018   General Artist
This is so charming!
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :happybounce: 
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shiMusa Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, So cute Meow :3
Great line-drawing!
Hmmm.... wouldn't that boat be tilted due to the weight? Wink/Razz 
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! (^_^)
Yeah, I tried correcting that problem after my sketching was done but I also think it's still too subtle. Oh well... Dean Winchester icon ~ free to use! 
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shiMusa Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, all right! Keep on drawing ;) (Wink) :happybounce: 
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raphaels-ring Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a little tilted.. but maybe not, because the boy is holding her entire weight and he's placed pretty centrally :) not sure tho. so cute.
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shiMusa Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, since her weight is off-center there's some torque... B)
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks for seeing the slight tilt.
I'm not sure either what laws of physics are at play here, but I think the overall feel of the image works. Wink/Razz 
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raphaels-ring Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup, me too. it doesn't look wrong, and it's amazing so what's not to love <3
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Ashubel Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shouldnt the nail from rod be pierced her pretty lips xD?
;D you could make a parody version of it xD then guy gets faceslap for wrong catch xD
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, I really wanted to draw a lovey-dovey couple.
The idea of a parody version sounds like fun, though. Who knows, maybe some day I will revisit it with that in mind. :thinking: 
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Ashubel Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD oh
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JustSweet19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Awesome work. Perfec lines and a great job with the shadows.
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! La la la la 
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che38 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
A beautiful drawing Love 
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Hug 
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che38 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
You're most welcome Barbara ! You have a huge talent Hug Heart 
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable! :love:
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it. :happybounce:  
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lunageek520 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm more impressed by the strengh of the fishing rod than the uniqueness of the catch
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything is possible with the Power of Love! 
Or maybe she's just a lightweight. Who knows...Cutie Shrug 
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lunageek520 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
heh heh, good answer
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