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Captive Mermaid by nakanoart Captive Mermaid by nakanoart
I drew the lineart for this a few months ago, for the Daily Spitpaint group on Facebook. Given the original 30 minute time limit in the group, I was only able to get the lines done. But I dug it up again and decided to color it! ^..^ This was entirely done in Photoshop, instead of digitally coloring my pencil lineart like I usually do.

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:iconotakuliveinme:
OtakuLiveInMe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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:iconpeacelovehalstewart:
peacelovehalstewart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hello lovely what your name?
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:iconpartyendermanxd:
PartyEndermanXD Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks beautiful!
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:iconjbvill123:
JBVILL123 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist
This is so awsome and sad how the mermiad is tralled ;-;
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AvidArtist1836 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
draw another picture to set her free T^T poor thing...
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Depressedfanboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
STOP BEING WONDERFUL!
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:iconzachattics:
ZachAttics Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't because then we wouldn't have anything to admire
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:iconhowlingguardian:
HowlingGuardian Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Wow, this is amazing artwork. Love the concept too!
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:icongrendelkin:
Grendelkin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mermaid: "You'll release me back into the ocean... right?"
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:iconkuby64:
kuby64 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A mermaid in a fish bowl. Hmm... Seems natural to me.
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:iconpuffytondoesart:
PuffytonDoesArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
So. Pretty 0.0 Can I touch it? I wana touch it.
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:iconsailortitan458:
sailortitan458 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Amazing! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconfrappe7:
Frappe7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
do u use some kind of texture over the entire picture?
i love it! it looked like it was done using watercolor
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nakanoart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I do use textures. A search for royalty free textures on Google (or here for that matter) opens a whole Pandora's box of possibilities :3 I found mine by searching for watercolor paper. I've also made some and scanned them.

(So sorry for the late reply. There were some family matters I had to attend to).
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Frappe7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
That's quite clever! I've used textures in my past drawings, I'll have to try them out again ^^

Don't worry about the late reply ^^ I'm happy to receive an answer from u!
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:iconreivash:
Reivash Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
beautiful, elegant, colorful, just lovely to look at.
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:iconshadowdollcat:
shadowdollcat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so sad...
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:iconcandy-meow:
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful lighting :heart:
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:iconstratus35:
Stratus35 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love the coloring and the lighting
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:icontyedyepuppylove:
tyedyepuppylove Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Make a drowning pic plz
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:iconcondegen:
CondeGen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Hello, do you mind if i share this on my page, The Best Of DeviantArt?
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:iconnakanoart:
nakanoart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sure! I'd be honored, thank you ^..^
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:iconsanguinepetal:
SanguinePetal Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Sad but beautifull!
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:iconcarlos235:
Carlos235 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor her, I hope that she'll be fine >n<
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:iconutkudakid:
Utkudakid Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks mean.I mean,an aquarium with algae would do better.
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:iconmonele:
Monele Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear... this is sooo gonna plug the drain when she eventually goes belly up :/

.... just kidding! It makes me want to give her a pool or, heck, an ocean of freedom, though! She looks way too sad confined like this ^^;
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Magicalgirlaj Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student General Artist
this is awesome! You rock!
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:iconx-zylk-x:
x-Zylk-x Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh this is so pretty o.O
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dragonsong86 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooo, skills!  :)
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Alexgv-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
very nice :)
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RachelNoel-Designs Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awe, cute and wonderful!
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:icondenzil007:
Denzil007 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016   Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconbelle-skies:
Belle-Skies Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful!!!
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:iconbanditartaku:
BanditArtaku Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Student General Artist
I adore the use of neon colors here. It blends well, and it's not gaudy, which I love.
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fantasies-of-Melanie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so beautiful. I really like mermaids and  I think you drew this really well. The colors are just perfect.
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demonv8 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
(shakes some fish food flakes into the bowl)
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:iconmistypartygirl:
mistypartygirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow cool
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:iconharmlessteddy:
harmlessteddy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww so sad...
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:iconorokanakiti:
OrokanaKiti Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
wow that uis really cute, and the color is just magnificent,   my my such a beut to look at~
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Cytrynowa44 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great *-*
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Aquamarine3456 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this really pretty👍🏻I really like her hair and her eyes
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:iconlarienne:
larienne Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ohh I love this concept : D <3 great coloring on this piece dear :clap:
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:iconkaitenjigoku:
kaitenjigoku Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
I wish I could have a merfolk live with me. I'd be fun to talk an share a outlooks on the world.
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DTJB Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks cramped.
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Nawwe,,,this is really sweet Aww Revamp-Kinda I like her pose...great job!
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501-0 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Watchlist, looking forward to be inspired by you good sir. Keep being awesome
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:iconnevadarogue:
NevadaRogue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Lovely style! =)

I just noticed a drawing with Tracer made by you so I shall click on that now. :D
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inkartist81584 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice but it's so sad to see her in captive and not swimming free :-(
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:iconlaenigmadama:
LaEnigmaDama Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
2. Love Beautiful! Yet kinda tragic! Clap Clap Clap Lovely Work!!!
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FlamingoAgency Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Color palette is awesome . Compliments great work.Clap Clap Clap 
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