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February 22, 2008
CALYPSO by *Michelle84 is jaw dropping gorgeous. The colors are amazing and the composition really helps to bring out the beautiful character. Stunning details!
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Calypso, enchantress of the sea

I wanted to explore the use of photo reference with this piece to achieve a more realistic look. I haven't worked with photo reference for a very long time, and I wanted to try it out again. I was happy with the results of the experiment ^___^. I named her Calypso after the ocean goddess in mythology.

This piece is featured in Ballistic's Exotique 3. You can find out more about Exotique 3 here:…

Other Mermaids in my
(Going since 2006!)
Moonrise In Spring by MichelleHoefener The Koi Empress by MichelleHoefener

- Some photo reference was used
- Photoshop CS

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that's one of the coolest images I've seen. Superb!
kvacm's avatar
So beautiful!!
KAY-painting's avatar
The sexiest mermaid I've ever seen))). Or nymph, I don't distinguish them.
NODOGAN's avatar
really nice shading and coloration!
0ccums-Razor's avatar
Aye Calypso the places you've been to,
The things that you've shown us, the stories you tell
Aye Calypso, I sing to your spirit,
The men who have served you so long and so well

Great dev!
lordrueben's avatar
Amazing art!!!   Powerful colours! 
Bladeninja76's avatar
Sexy skin and pose, with interesting head features and water.
LMCFA's avatar
Love the contrast between the vibrant red, and the soft blues. Great piece!😋👍🏻👏🏻
ayumidany14's avatar
is lana del rey? xD
nikolesilva's avatar
One of your best work. Vibrant and beautifully painted colors mash together in a mash of texture and form. Giving birth to this wonderful drawing/art.
LlmtbLover's avatar
Beautiful mermaid!
Fucking hell fire you nailed it the colours wicked 
000Ann000's avatar
Mmm, sumptuously!^^
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Alanning2015's avatar
can not decide what i like more on this Mermaid, the composition itself or the very tastefull Colorisation, shure its booth Spot on,
this is truly one of your Best Illustrations yet, if its not The Best, like to see more like that, for shure ill watch :wave:
ObscuroArcanum's avatar
This is incredibly beautiful!
whitneymorris's avatar
Words cannot describe how much I love this.
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