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Blackwater mermaid

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The way Raja Gemini moves is so fluid and minky, like some divine blackwater eel mermaid.

I'm SUPER happy with this! It turned out better than I pictured. My only regret is leaving out her tattoos, but like... where would a mermaid get tattoos?
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Very lovely mermaid!  The black as the background makes her look like she's floating in ominous space and it compliments her black and dark grey tail!
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So you're telling me that creature as divine as Raja in mermaid form can get bracelets and rings and pearls, show up in full hair and makeup, but there's no where she can get inked? Come, come now, lilylove. You know there's got to be some pit-crew that's, like, half-octopus that can share some ink for tatooing under the sea.

Lol. Beautifully done. Raja would and should be deeply flattered by this gorgeous piece. Well done! <3
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No, you're totally right. I just forgot her tattoos and was like, ahhh fuck it. Nowadays I would NEVER forget her tattoos. They're part of her beauty!
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Gorgeous! YAAASS QWEEN!! I love Raja.
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As soon as I saw this I was like:


You've captured her perfectly, this is a beautiful piece! She would love this, you should tweet/insta/something to her.
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She liked it on Instagram! (And posted one of my other drawings of her yesterday.) Thank you! I'm really happy with this. Tho that's four times I've drawn her without drawing her gorgeous legs!
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That's fantastic! Hopefully you just not drawing her legs now means more fabulous tribute work to her in the future :P
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Where would a mermaid get her tattoos? Duh. With magic. Like at a sea witch tattoo parlor.
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Same place she'd get boatloads of makeup, I guess.
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Water proof makeup at that.
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I'd say that a mermaid would mostly have tattoos on her arms and back. Would also work as some kind of camouflage in shadowy surroundings. ;)

Very beautiful design btw! Mostly mermaids are designed colourful but this grey/black colouring looks really nice on her! 
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Elegant! Great job! :meow:
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Absolutely Stunning!
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Beautiful work! I love the atmopshere
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Good golly, this is fabulous!
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Gorgeous, Lily!  I love the pose you gave her, so coy and coquettish, yet her stare is so seductive and FIERCE at the same time.  And the movement of the hair and pearls, her dark gold halo... Stunning miss Lily, just STUNNING.  :)
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I didn't know minky could be an adjective!
stunning work :]
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Nice ! She looks like Mazikeen in Lucifer TV series ! 
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