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Steampunk mermaid by Nakate (print image)


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Commissions are open! I'll do a drawing for you! Just note me your request and we'll work out the details. Information on my prices and the like can be found here.

Concerning this drawing, I wanted to get some actual art out for the announcement, but I didn't want to do anything too complicated. Mermaids are simple, right? Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to give her a tophat, and figured I should at least make an attempt to do the steampunk thing if I were giving a mermaid a tophat. Hard to do when you don't wear anything. A gear and a watch make it steampunk... right?

Conveniently placed bubbles! To look right I needed to spread them around the drawing as well. Also, most people give mermaids a dolphin fin. When a woman moves her hips seductively, it's side-to-side, though, not forward and back, that's just weird. So the fin should be upright for the side-to-side movement, right? So I gave her a shark fin instead. Also, I always have trouble with puckered lips, but these came out nicely. I actually completely forgot to use the reflected lighting on this drawing (I'm still getting in the habit of doing it), but realized that all that's below her is a dark abyss, so the reflected light doesn't look right anyway.

It was a pretty simple drawing. Took two days or so. I kind of want to put up a tutorial/step-by-step of this one as well.

(Should I put a mature content warning on this?)

edit: Many people have seen this as the wallpaper I use, so I made some minor edits to make it more wallpaperable. Also uploaded a larger version which will let me enable prints! I'll probably never sell a print, but hey, nice to have the option open, right?
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Isuzu-Ringo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think some parents of the internet would like a warning XD
but I love the way you have those bubbles :3
terribledrawer9 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Cool great job.
D0minatus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Noitu-love Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Very creative idea. It's very interesting I like the shark part too. :D
Omegam44 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Nice Job. Though at first it seems strange, very quickly everything just falls in place to form a very awesome picture.
Losuurx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Nice. I like the Hat and watch. Reminds me of english gentlemen. I say~
jbram2002 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an awesome mermaid. Just gotta say. Nice work!
Tifa155 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
This is actually pretty cool. I really like the goggles. I also like how you gave her a shark fin. 'Tis a very nice picture, indeed.

And now excuse me while I go raid my room for money.
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Submitted on
July 30, 2011
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