A Fiend Most Cruel
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I decided to upload this now to be on the safe side since I don't want it to get accidentally deleted if it stays on my PC. This is an entry for RuuRuu-Chan's mermaid design contest.This character is a subspecies of the Noct called a Neon which are a species of merpeople that i made up for one of my comics.
Most Noct are kinda creepy looking and pale since they live at the darkest depths of the ocean. Will eat any and everything. But this guy is whats known as a Neon. Noct stay on the ocean floor because they are very sensitive to light and prefer dark places. Neons on the other hand can travel freely all over the ocean. Are highly intelligent and manipulative.
Usually attracts prey by pretending to be injured or with their good looks . But when they get close they leach a poision from their fingertips that stuns their prey then they drag them underwater to be eaten. ^^
Other mer species generally know to avoid Neons but occasionally a random merperson will cross their path never to be seen again.
Neons are always brightly colored and their eyes and fingertips glow.
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Blondie-rex's avatar
omg thats so good but i can't draw like that ;(Cry run 
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LostFantasyWolf's avatar
It's good art but I prefer cuter things :3 But still it's good.
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pastryloveQwQ's avatar
oh gawd lol this is why i love the random deviant button <3 i get to find awesome artists like you~
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NachoPenguin|Student Digital Artist
This is so amazing!
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kingv's avatar
Thank you!
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CressLuna|Student Traditional Artist
Wow this one is really awesome! I really like the bright neon colours and the multi-coloured hair <3 the background with all those fishies really gives me a sea-feel :meow: Insta-fav!
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kingv's avatar
Thank you very much! I really like the neon colors too. It's not enough to burn your eyes out but the perfect amount to give him some character.
I'm looking forward to when Neons appear in the comic.
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CressLuna|Student Traditional Artist
Yw!
Hee hee, right, neon is great but not in too big-eye-burnin-amounts, which is pretty common around here..
I am looking forward to them too <3
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Kakurosu's avatar
what comic WHAT COMIC !?!?!?
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kingv's avatar
Neons haven't appeared in the comic just yet but you can read it on Smackjeeves. It's called Tsubomi Blue Dreams and a link to it is in my signature.
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Kakurosu's avatar
thank you very much
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DelythThomasArt|Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing i love the design! And i love the colouration of his fingers.
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kingv's avatar
Thanks I'm glad you like it! I love how his fingers turned out too, they look like they are glowing.
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DelythThomasArt|Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: its really cool.
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Normanette|Student Traditional Artist
THIS-IS-WONDERFUL. :heart:
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kingv's avatar
aw, thanks
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Princess-Mer-Tigerz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: You've been Merfolks Featured! :hug: Please go visit my journal for more cute featured! :heart: -->[link]
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kingv's avatar
Thank you so much for the feature, there are alot of wonderful mer drawings in your journal!
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Princess-Mer-Tigerz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, they are :aww: You're welcome :hug:
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seawaterwitch's avatar
WOW! Awesome!
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JadeThePredator|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, he looks amazing! I love all the colors and details you put into this! And such a cool idea, too! :D Neons sound epic...
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destinykitty|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty painting
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RuuRuu-Chan|Student Interface Designer
I've never seen a concept like this for a merman and I really like the dark side of it. I mean there are animals in the ocean that are beautiful but deadly at the same time. I also enjoy the details you have on him and it's just amazing. Thank you so much for your participation in my contest. I really appreciate it! ^^
Good luck sweetheart!
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kingv's avatar
You're welcome and i'm very glad you liked my entry! I wanted him to be dark yet alluring at the same time. Even though he appears human there's really no humanity in him and he's a dangerous animal.
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