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my latest piece! i've been working on it on and off for a while and today i forced myself to finish it off because honestly i was getting tired of picking at it :] going back to the good ol' mermaid theme!

drawn in photoshop cs5 with a wacom intuos4. for more info on my artwork please visit loish.deviantart.com/journal/6…

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:iconmothfly:
mothfly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely love this one. it's wild, powerful, divine :heart:
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CrispyCrayon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
I LOVE this so so much. I don't know what in particular it is about it, but it's just absolutely amazing <3333
I'd love to buy a print of it, but I was wondering if there's a way I could buy it directly from you instead of from DA, since I know DA doesn't give a lot of the money made from prints to the artist ^^'
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loish Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
thanks so much! you can buy a print from inprnt - www.inprnt.com/gallery/loish/ - they pay a pretty large chunk of the profits to the artist!
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:iconkarikurira:
karikurira Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Artist
Brilliant concept with natural colors out of the extraordinary! <3 
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:iconnamariko:
Namariko Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing coloring!
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing :love:
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:iconmonochrome-telegram:
Monochrome-Telegram Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I certainly like your view of mermaids! I love how it's dark, but not quite evil. :)
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DesignDuo-PKV2 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   General Artist
Wow!
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:iconjbswif:
JBSWIF Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Gorgeous work
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:iconjublianttroo:
JubliantTroo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
adore everything about this x
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DanzovaSun Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Oh! I love you work's so much! There are always a gift for my eyes!
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:icondorinootje:
Dorinootje Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just amazing!! I love this drawing soo much, it's beautiful!!
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:iconhunter-wolf:
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful .. really love her eyes so much.
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RaatoRotta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
oh my god I adore this o_o You have no idea how much I love mermaids and this is one beautiful mermaid here! I love her eyes, great work ~
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Iamdeadtomyoldself Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Nice:))))
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:iconemmanueljmoreno:
emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Neat mermaid.
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:iconalienfirst:
alienfirst Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Adore this piece. I would buy a print of this in a heartbeat.
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:iconthefalconcalls:
TheFalconCalls Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Absolutely adorable! 😄
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:iconkatiramoon:
KatiraMoon Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is so amazing! I really like this one. :heart:
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Atima-Rosetta Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Her eyes and the scales are my favorite parts but I love the whole thing, you. are. amazing.
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:iconmisszoid:
missZoid Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
so beautiful!!
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:icongubble:
Gubble Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
O, I love this design a lot. Her eyes look a bit like a nebula, as well (which is cool). ^^
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:iconguartanajan:
guartanajan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome!!!! great colors :D
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:iconrichardsoncreations:
Richardsoncreations Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really am enjoying your darker toned paintings! they still have your style and really convey a large amount of emotion.Two thumbs up! :D
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly beautiful!
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:icondeviouspsychovicious:
DeviousPSYCHOviciouS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its beautiful, she looks so delicate
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:iconsupersonic318:
supersonic318 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Writer
Oh My God Very Unique Art Work Visual Style Gallery. I'll Love it
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eclecticnovice Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I love how dark and yet cute this is.
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:iconsassytrinikars:
SassyTriniKARS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Now that's the siren scary to see but still beautiful like any mermaid...... lovely
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:iconprincecheese:
PrinceCheese Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
This is gorgeous!!
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:iconionisee:
ionisee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This is just wonderful.
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:iconzalogon:
Zalogon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Ahhh love the composition!!
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:iconspiffk3:
Spiffk3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colors on this. Nice work!!
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:iconpaulv3design:
PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
This is really cool. Would love to see your adaptation of the Medusa!! ;)
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Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Your Amazing! :)
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:iconjuveel:
juveel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
just love <3
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aedifico Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooohh, cool. Love the glowing eyes and the scales in her hair. :)
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larilah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014

This isn't what I expected from a professional at all. Nice painting technique but I’m kinda unsure how you let slide such obvious anatomy mistakes. For starters, the neck is off-center, not at all aligned in between the shoulders. Taking that into consideration, her shoulders are overly broad. Her left breast fuses with her arm, her left hand is too big and the elbow is way too pointy – she could stab someone with that thing. Not to mention her right eye, which is off to the side, not aligned with the angle of her head at all. Nice try, but you have a long way to go in terms of anatomy.


As for the colors, everything looks muddy and dead. The only thing that gives her life is the red on her nose and lips. Blurring other parts to bring attention to the main point of interest (in this case, her face) is good but you got close to overdoing it. For the background you used almost the same color as her skin, which doesn’t make her stand out at all, and that is a problem.

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Manasvin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
"Nice try, but you have a long way to go in terms of anatomy."

Very nice. Would you also like to throw hot coffee in her face?
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jeanx1214 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
While the points u mentioned are somewhat correct, I must ask u a question. Why do you put so much attention on anatomy in the first place? Not everyone enjoys realism. It's the beauty of expression that matters, this piece is beautiful in its own way.
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larilah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
It's not a matter of realism. A neck that's not aligned between the shoulders is wrong, and that's it. This piece has many problems that a pretty painting job can't cover. Being realistic of not has nothing to do with wonky anatomy. 
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Glynda82 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be an awesome print on canvasLove 
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snartha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
She looks so pretty and dangerous at the same time... she's definitely ready to lure some sailors to their deaths. I love the fishnet in her hair.
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MinionRipley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Gorgeous artwork! :)
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:iconlewis-james:
Lewis-James Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome!!!! i love it
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
YAY MERMAIDZ!! :la:
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Falselimbs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Love THIS!
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:iconprepboy:
PREPBOY Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
tis a great piece.
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:iconlilpool:
LiLPooL Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Wonderful colors!
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:iconbrachypelman:
brachypelman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Lovely pic, and lovely nose.
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