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Melusine: Cold Hearted by MonochromaticART Melusine: Cold Hearted by MonochromaticART

Critique is welcome. I'd really love to know your honest opinion on this work.


“I will wander till the end of time

Torn away from you…”

- Evanescence, “My Heart is Broken”

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This is about Melusine, a wonderful mythical (rather evil, LOL) creature, a twin-tailed mermaid. Born as a fairy, she was cursed to turn into a mermaid. She fell in love but lied to her lover about her true nature. Finding out about that, he kept it a secret for a while but eventually told everyone that she was an “evil serpent”. Melusine felt betrayed and left their castle, becoming a restless spirit who would appear when someone was about to die. Yeah, beautiful but sad.

I’ve always liked mythology. I’d always draw fairies and mermaids when I was little and when I read this myth I just couldn’t help myself :XD: Probably I’ll create some more works on this theme, so if you like it then stay tuned! :D

Special thanks to :iconabbeymarie:! :heart: Thankies so much for the advice on lightning! Really hope you’ll like this work. :hug: Also, thank you for sharing this amazing tutorial. fav.me/d70fh4y :heart:

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Model :iconsyccas-stock: | fav.me/d158jci

Bg :iconfrostbo: | fav.me/d4gyi7v 

Effects :iconstarscoldnight: | fav.me/d6y2lxi :iconbull53y3: | fav.me/d3hftqc

Wings :iconthy-darkest-hour: | fav.me/d5j0gnq 

Horns :iconartress-stock: | artress-stock.deviantart.com/a…

Tail :iconabsurdwordpreferred: | fav.me/d2p3let :iconimaliea:fav.me/d1hbyvw :iconscratzilla: | fav.me/d4kkjmp  :iconspiney-stock: | fav.me/d11k6fi 

Everything else :iconed-resources:fav.me/d34vyzu fav.me/d2n70hr :icongeoectomy-stock: | fav.me/d30rtki fav.me/d30s10e

Thank you everyone for the amazing stock! :hug:  Sorry if I forgot about someone! If that's the case, let me know (comment) and I'll add you to the list.

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Thank you so much for the support, I am very happy and honoured to know that my art is appreciated by great artists like you! :heart:

XO, Maria :iconmonochromaticart: ~

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:iconarthur-ramsey:
Arthur-Ramsey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016   General Artist
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! HugHeart
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank You! Heart
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done! :clap:
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank You! Heart
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! :hug:
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
awww THANK YOU SO MUCH, it's so kind of you!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your very welcome! Hug
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:iconlior-art:
Lior-Art Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So great :clap:
Requested for the group DA-Creativity :hug:
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank You! :heart:
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:iconmshellee:
mshellee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is amazing! :hug:
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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mshellee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Very awesome artwork, so beautifully done.:aww:
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, so happy you like it! :heart:
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:iconsummerdreams-art:
SummerDreams-Art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You are most welcome.:aww:
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:iconmuirart:
muirart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work :)
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much :rose::heart::rose:
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scratzilla Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
AWWWW beautiful.. thanks for including my stock. 
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:hug::heart: thank you
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:iconasari13:
asari13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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PixPicasso Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! I'm just contacting you to let you know, we love what you're doing! I'm involved with the Asbury Park, NJ Promenade of Mermaids. We're heading into our second year and we are super excited for it! I run the website and our blog, and I featured your artwork in a blog post. We're also on Facebook at Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids, Instagram @AsburyParkPromenade, and Twitter @AsburyPromenade. Keep doing what you're doing! We love it!

Here's a link to the blog post you've been featured in: asburyparkpromenadeofmermaids.…
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EMVDS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Amazing! :D
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! Heart
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:iconemvds:
EMVDS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
You are welcome :D
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AntoineNeon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh M! I am just going to call you 'M' ok?! You are so talented, beauty just flows in your veins to your fingers and out onto whatever you touch! Love IT!
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
okay, sounds good! :D aww you're way too kind dear :heart:
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:iconantoineneon:
AntoineNeon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KFC Chicken Dance (Want some) [V1] KFC Chicken Epic Dance KFC Chicken Dance (Uh-huh uh-huh) Ayy Lmao Dance <-------This is how I feel when I get a comment from you! This is how I look when I see your art, M !!-------->Slitheen 
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Fantastic! ;)
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I Love You EmoteHeart
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Oh you're welcome! ;)
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:iconvoid-san:
Void-san Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
It's really gorgeous, but wouldn't the wings make it hard for her to swim? They look like they would weigh her down if she ever had to run away. Even so this is really pretty. I favorited it.
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I Love You EmoteHeart Well, Melusine is supposed to be half fairy/half mermaid and the wings are the only element that reveals her fairy nature. According to legends, that's how she looked like and I really wanted to stick to that version.

But it's a FANTASY work, anyway.. I wouldn't worry for that lol :XD:
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:iconvoid-san:
Void-san Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I know. I tend to look at things with a critical mind. I write a lot so I worry if something would or wouldn't be practical. It's really beautiful either way.
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I Love You EmoteHeart
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:iconjulianez:
Julianez Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Very good work! :)
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I Love You EmoteHeart
Lily Thank you Panda LOVE 
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:iconjulianez:
Julianez Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
You're welcome. :)
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RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Wonderful work.
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I Love You EmoteHeart
Lily Thank you Panda LOVE 
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RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
You are welcome.
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jdmann79 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing use of color and shading, WOW!
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:iconmonochromaticart:
MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I Love You EmoteHeart
Lily Thank you Panda LOVE 
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