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Mermaid and her alter ego fish

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By MartaNael   |   
Published: October 2, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 MartaNael
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So, a girl I recently met told me she wanted me to paint a mermaid and my boss agreed, so here it is :3 I tried not to make it too similar to the topic and cliche. She's supposed to be the fish as well, some kind of alter ego. I wanted to make her a little bit mysterious and with a yellow glow under her face as if she's hiding something.

Painted in about 48 hours (6 days of work) in Photoshop CS4. It was reaaaaaaaaally time-consuming since it's a huge canvas (6500x10000px at 300dpi).

Background is some kind of blurry matte painting.

Umm.. I'm starting to miss my digital impressionism!


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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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ClaytoneCarpeProfessional Writer
Très réussi ! Heart 
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ShainaOtori Traditional Artist
Perhaps you should see this: Ginger Mermaid by Jandzila
I've already reported it but DA advised me to inform the original artist.
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boredbaristaHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!!
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FellowareStudent General Artist
This is amazing!
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SalmanAboFaisalStudent Digital Artist
amazing work .. : )
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I love it! ))
Awesome work!)
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Очень и очень люблю русалок, так что ваша работа произвела на меня впечатление.
Она прекрасна...
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It's beautiful. I love her expression. :)
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This is really gorgeous!!
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Parker14Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely fabulous! :heart:
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Olooriel Digital Artist
Gorgeous colours!
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:headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   :stupidme::stupidme: Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme:
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TRDanaaStudent Digital Artist
Pretty rad !
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Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Great art! 
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When I saw this on the cover of Asimov's issue accompanying the story "All the Little Mermaids", I really liked it.  Good atmosphere.  And MisPosters has great delivery and price.
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Beautiful! Your colors are enchanting! Wonderfully done.
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lemuelnoelProfessional Digital Artist
fuck off , you whore .
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