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By MichaelO   |   
Published: June 23, 2007
© 2007 - 2020 MichaelO
Alexandria is a city on the north coast of Egypt, once controlled by the Roman Empire. The ancient part of the city is now underwater, with a few mysteries still left to uncover. Even though the city was named after a dude (Alexander the Great) I thought it to be a fitting theme for a mermaid image.

Everyone needs a mermaid in their gallery!

Photographer: Alex Gumerov

:bulletblue: Original image: [link]
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FairyxWingzHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how blue the water is and how it is reflective. You captured it perfectly.
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You have created an ethereal mermaid that is to die for! By the way, I read a story as a child about a little girl named Alexandria and loved the name so much that I used it for my second daughter's middle name over 20 years after reading the story :)
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DemonxSappireStudent Artist
My name is Alexandria! I also happen to love mermaids.....Im going to draw one now.....
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InterfectorFactoryStudent General Artist
True, true...
I love it ^^
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TaintedAndWinged208Hobbyist General Artist
My name is Alexandria. :) Beautiful job. :)
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nice effects on her skin and flesh. more realistic looking.
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ChaunieHobbyist Traditional Artist
i love her skin. pretty
LucridHoney's avatar
I love mermaids. :'D...
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NevrawdHobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely image well done
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BabylonSabbyStudent General Artist
She looks like Signorey Weaver (cannot...spell her name...)
ImmortalProduction's avatar
beautiful :)
Love the colours
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Amazing, makes me think of the mermaids in the 'sunken shrine' in the original Final Fantasy.
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allison712Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :icongrindanceplz: [link]
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She's pretty exotic looking with the unique markings on her upper body and the frilly armfins. She'd look even more exotic with webbing between her fingers to match her armfins.
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Agreed! And yours is splendid. The little pieces of hair entwined apart are really cool. I dunno, they just kind of caught my eye ;P
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uziaqHobbyist General Artist
tottaly awesome!!!
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I was looking at this today,I have looked a million times;) and when I looked at the lady's hand, they are claws:wow: I have seen many pics of mermaids, but they always have, regular hands. Its amazing how did that:nod: amazing tones, excellent blending, terrific lighting. This is pure fantasy brought to life Mr. Oswald:)

PS your are right, everyone should have a mermaid. Ive been scared to try it, but I think I am:)

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fantastic! everything about this amazing piece is so ethereal :heart:
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Featured [link] :heart: If you don't want to be featured, just let me know and I will take it down immediately.
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Very lovely piece

It has been featured in my journal here [link]
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FenneArtsHobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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enchanting-ce-memoryHobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahah a dude! [Alexander the Great] hahahahaah!:D this is AMAZING!! i love blue and mermaids, and this is just.... magically dreamy!
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