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Aquamarine
By Namtia   |   Watch
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Published: December 28, 2018

During November I was taking part in Huevember. Every day I posted a drawing based on a hue, but I decided to draw 30 mermaid in different hues. She is number 23

Inspiration  

This mermaid was inspired by the beautiful minerl aquamarine ( here is a photo of one goo.gl/images/tkjbWH)

Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, being, water : sea, i.e. sea water,marīna, from marīnus; of the sea.) is a blue or cyan variety of beryl (which is on of my favorite mineral). The deep blue version of aquamarine is called maxixe. The pale blue color of aquamarine is attributed to Fe2+. Fe3+ ions produce golden-yellow color, and when both Fe2+ and Fe3+ are present, the color is a darker blue as in maxixe.

Aquamarine can form in stunning flawless crystals, creating some of the most beautiful mineral masterpieces (Often as perfect, six-sided hexagons, and usually in individual prismatic crystals) (I put a picture of them in my story highlight if you are interested)


Fun fact

Aquamarine is known as the gem of the sea,  it was believed to keep sailors safe and guard against storms. Since the ancient Romans believed that aquamarine was sacred to Neptune, god of the sea, Roman sailors would throw their aquamarine treasures into the water so that they would be protected against any potential dangers while at sea.

Media  
I drew her with cool aqua promarker, white gelly roll, white pencil, random chinese blue pen in canson XL mixed media pad.

Action photo  of the picture
www.instagram.com/p/BqozuKTFdH…





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SDWH General Artist
I really love her tail fins and the other fins on her tail!
Reminds me of ribbons! ^w^
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MorcegoCinzentoArts General Artist
Man all of your works with markers are simply top notch! 
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Thank you very much :)
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docterzeroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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docterzeroHobbyist Traditional Artist
No problems!
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Nkong775Student Artist
Whoa, those are so rarely stunning, passionate, and exceptional. 
Excited Bonnie Pokemon XY Blown Away Emoticon: Holy Miku (0v0)?!!

And of course, Aquamarine is the one of my favorite because my birthstone of Aquamarine is from March as exactly. (^v^) 
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Thank you :D Aww that is nice :D
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Nkong775Student Artist
You’re welcome! Primarina close up pokemon gif sylveon Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) (^v^) ❄️✨❄️✨❄️
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MochaRosesHobbyist General Artist
OwO
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C-StudiosHobbyist Traditional Artist
The way you design and make these mermaids is so lovely! You've earned a watcher. ;)
The description's interesting, too. ^^ Nice work!
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Thank you :D glad to read you liked the description as well :D
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OmarSzkarrHobbyist Digital Artist
This crystal mermaids, i love them n.n
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Aquamarine is one of my favorites gems with emeralds and lapislazzuli
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Mine too (besides tourmaline and rhodocrosite and fluorite and okay... I will stop here 😂)
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How many mermaids-gems things did you draw?
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janky77Hobbyist General Artist
Very Pretty piece!. When I first saw it on the home page I thought it was an FF fanart(cross with the flourite and canary pieces and look at Final Fantasy 10 artwork if you don't know what I mean) either way it's beautiful artwork :)
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It is funny you mention it FF! I used to play with that serie a lot  and made buch of fanart of them in high school (though  I haven’t played 1O) . Seems some influence stuck with me :D Thank you for yor nice comment!
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janky77Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :) and if you haven't already, then I'd suggest looking up Yoshitaka Amano(the main artist) as the art is amazing!
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Yes I know him! Eitherway thank you for mentioning!
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