Captive Mermaid
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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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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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UmbranFury's avatar
The colors in this are amazing
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Persona22's avatar
Reminds me of the scene before the ending of the movie "Splash"
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OtakuLiveInMe|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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peacelovehalstewart|Professional General Artist
Hello lovely what your name?
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PartyEndermanXD|Hobbyist General Artist
It looks beautiful!
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JBVILL123's avatar
This is so awsome and sad how the mermiad is tralled ;-;
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AvidArtist1836|Professional Traditional Artist
draw another picture to set her free T^T poor thing...
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ZachAttics|Hobbyist General Artist
Don't because then we wouldn't have anything to admire
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HowlingGuardian's avatar
Wow, this is amazing artwork. Love the concept too!
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Grendelkin|Hobbyist General Artist
Mermaid: "You'll release me back into the ocean... right?"
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kuby64|Hobbyist Digital Artist
A mermaid in a fish bowl. Hmm... Seems natural to me.
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PuffytonDoesArt's avatar
So. Pretty 0.0 Can I touch it? I wana touch it.
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Frappe7's avatar
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|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's avatar
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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Reivash|Student Digital Artist
beautiful, elegant, colorful, just lovely to look at.
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shadowdollcat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so sad...
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Candy-Meow|Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful lighting :heart:
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Stratus35| Digital Artist
Love the coloring and the lighting
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tyedyepuppylove|Student Digital Artist
Make a drowning pic plz
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Hello, do you mind if i share this on my page, The Best Of DeviantArt?
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