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Published: March 23, 2007
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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: www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

Other Mermaids in my
(Going since 2006!)
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- Some photo reference was used
- Photoshop CS

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Yaekneb's avatar
Yaekneb|Professional Writer
that's one of the coolest images I've seen. Superb!
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kvacm's avatar
kvacm|Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful!!
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KAY-painting|Hobbyist General Artist
The sexiest mermaid I've ever seen))). Or nymph, I don't distinguish them.
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NODOGAN's avatar
really nice shading and coloration!
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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!
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lordrueben|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art!!!   Powerful colours! 
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Bladeninja76|Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy skin and pose, with interesting head features and water.
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LMCFA|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the contrast between the vibrant red, and the soft blues. Great piece!😋👍🏻👏🏻
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ayumidany14|Hobbyist Digital Artist
is lana del rey? xD
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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.
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LoveLatex64's avatar
Beautiful mermaid!
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Grahamhorridge68's avatar
Fucking hell fire you nailed it the colours wicked 
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000Ann000| Traditional Artist
Mmm, sumptuously!^^
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Alanning2015|Professional Digital Artist
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:
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ObscuroArcanum|Professional Digital Artist
This is incredibly beautiful!
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whitneymorris|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words cannot describe how much I love this.
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Love it.
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