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Published: August 22, 2008
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Little mermaid is not amused.


I started this older picture in 2007 and finished it early this year. I worked on and off so I dont know how long it took me :)

*Spellatio found a fitting name for it :heart:

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DudeaciousOxide's avatar
DudeaciousOxide|Hobbyist Photographer
Got the doll, missed the girl? Stories hiding in this work
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WoolleyBrammoth's avatar
With the lily pads, this reminds me of Hylas and The Nymphs by Waterhouse. Was this an inspiration?…;

BTW, I like your color palette on this. It's got a very moody look to it, while still looking alive and green. 
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RebellingLemming|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Tanukid|Professional Digital Artist
omg your works should be in museums
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KevinNichols's avatar
love your work-This piece inspired a painted relief sculpture I did -Thanks
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poturcuk|Student General Artist
Great expression!
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Teenjuwel|Hobbyist Photographer
The webbing in between the fingers is EXACTLY how I picture it is supposed to be. Also like the way she is looking, makes me curious about how she feels. Is she jealous, or is she angry? I dont know, I like art that makes you have to stop and think.
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Yabbadabba's avatar
Mixed feelings, is that supposed to be a doll or a girl? :depressed:
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maryanmaryan|Professional Digital Artist
This is brilliant. I love it.
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KevinNichols's avatar
Love the color pallete
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IzzyCute7|Student Artist
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Lockslie|Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonder if she awaits real live girl to drownd her like this doll ?
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543Bs0Za|Professional Digital Artist
i dont like the girls but the nature around them is spectacular
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Mgon's avatar
Wow. Impressive. There's a great texture and feel about it.
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estoshia3789|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great concept
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PurpleStickyRice24's avatar
At first glance this looks cool and then you realize it's sad :(
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MRojekcom|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
krasse skills!
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Mangrovenkrabbe's avatar
Simply incredible... ♥
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ladiespet's avatar
Very beautiful, slightly disturbing.
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InsomniAssassin's avatar
as beautiful as the characters in this piece are (love the expressions, the doll (little girl?) is absolutely haunting and the mermaid's expression is equally captivating) what I love most about this piece is how perfectly you represented the pool of water. I've never seen water look so realistic in a painting before w/o being over-exaggerated (hope that makes sense). No matter how long I stair at this piece (and I've been here a good 10 minutes before I started writing this) I keep going back to the water.
You are a true artist!
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Ok.......I'm gonna go out on a limb here by assuming that the doll is a real girl. I dont remember ever seeing a porcelain doll with that pose. It also seems that the doll's hair and dress is moving. I think the mermaid is drowning a little girl!!!???!!!
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