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Treasure from the Deep
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Published: November 8, 2011
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I didn't realize how long it'd been since I finished a new personal piece! I'm hoping to get a few more finished up soon. I have so many rough drafts but I never get the chance to finish them. X)

It might not be a good idea to take that treasure, Mr. Fisherman. Mermaids can be tricksy.

Edit: I had a few comments about the color, but after trying out an updated version with darker/greener water, it just wasn't working for me, so I switched it back to the original version with a few minor updates. Sorry to keep swapping files back and forth! :)
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XYZcatHobbyist Photographer
What's the catch? Literally Giggle 
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accio-kiltHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!!
DunkleMaterie's avatar
I wonder if I am the only person who would not want to let treasure get handed to me, especially by the hands of a mythical creature?
Money is really overrated in life or the idea of financial wealth.

And I would give them a Bonbon or something...
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YohannPolochonProfessional Filmographer
Wah, great work ! I love the colors !!!
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ashleyjordanHobbyist General Artist
The movement and various perspectives through the waves is astounding! Lovely and intriguing concept
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Bl00dLus7Hobbyist Filmographer
I love this.
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an amazing work! so wonderful...
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AndreNDesignStudent General Artist
awesome :)
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k1k0r0Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm amazed ;-) I haven't seen your updated version, but I kinda like the light glow of the water, it makes perfect sense given the abundant treasure they seem to have kept underneath. The expression on the fishermans face is priceless. ^^ I also very much like the very long and strong looking tails of the mermaids, they give them an aura of strength and primordial-ness. Which I would expect from mythical creatures of the deep!
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BiBiARTsHobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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Buck-RemingtonHobbyist General Artist
I'm never tired of mermaids pictures. And this is one of the best I've seen in months!
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NamelessSaintProfessional Writer
This is stunningly beautiful.
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vitolicioProfessional General Artist
I love the concept!!!
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BAMillustrationProfessional General Artist
I think the water looks great. I love the reds and oranges with the blue, and the purple of the mermaids.
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the fisherman's expression just makes this for me. the whole thing is so gorgeous.
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NinjerinaStudent General Artist
love this! so unusual to see warm colors for an ocean/underwater scene.
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yikes.. great work
snartha's avatar
Gorgeous work as always! From what I've read, it's good to refuse treasure from pretty much any mythical creature that offers it to you. : P
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Hey, I love this piece and your gallery is amazing. It was a really cool choice to use pink-ish hues on that patch of water behind the boat, very unexpected, yet very believable and satisfying! One thing that's bothering me is if you meant the mermaid on the left to have such wide-set hips, or at least it seems that she does.
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