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Aquamarine by Namtia Aquamarine by Namtia

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
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:iconmorcegocinzentoarts:
MorcegoCinzentoArts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019   General Artist
Man all of your works with markers are simply top notch! 
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Thank you very much :)
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:iconmorcegocinzentoarts:
MorcegoCinzentoArts Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019   General Artist
:)
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docterzero Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
Thank you :D
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:icondocterzero:
docterzero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problems!
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Nkong775 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Student 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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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019
Thank you :D Aww that is nice :D
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:iconnkong775:
Nkong775 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Student Artist
You’re welcome! Primarina close up pokemon gif sylveon Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) (^v^) ❄️✨❄️✨❄️
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MochaRoses Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OwO
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019
:D
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:iconc-studios:
C-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist 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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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019
Thank you :D glad to read you liked the description as well :D
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OmarSzkarr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This crystal mermaids, i love them n.n
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Thank you 😁
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:iconmaryandflowers:
maryandflowers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Aquamarine is one of my favorites gems with emeralds and lapislazzuli
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Mine too (besides tourmaline and rhodocrosite and fluorite and okay... I will stop here 😂)
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:iconmaryandflowers:
maryandflowers Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
How many mermaids-gems things did you draw?
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
9 or 10 I think
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:iconjanky77:
janky77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist 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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Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
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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janky77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist 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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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Yes I know him! Eitherway thank you for mentioning!
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:iconbronzewinged:
Bronzewinged Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist
This is amazing. :)
Not seeing much for months and now look at you. Popular 24 DA mainpage!
What was the hardest colour to use so far?
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Awww thank you :D seems like couple of the mineral and tea mermaids hit off on DA :D But  I am really glad that people like them, in art perspective it wasn’t a good  year for me.

hmmm honestly speaking orangeish ones were more difficult, but generaly with this series I used  much more bolder/ saturated colors then I usually would, so it was more of challage with the darker colors too. 
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:iconnaitomeiya:
NaitomeIya Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, a simple yet cute and beautiful artwork! *u* I like the colors. *_*
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Aww thank you :D this color is one of my favorites ;)
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:iconnaitomeiya:
NaitomeIya Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW! >u<d
Ohhh I see, I see!
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:iconheorukz:
Heorukz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute drawing ^^
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Thank you :D
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:iconloolaboola:
loolaboola Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! This makes me want to make mermaids XD
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Aww thank you :D you should try drawing mermaid, they are really fun to draw ;)
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
cute
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Thank you :D
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:icon90pringles:
90pringles Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Thank you :D
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:iconrosewitchcat:
rosewitchcat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
cool
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Thank you :D
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:iconrosewitchcat:
rosewitchcat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
np:) (Smile) 
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chrisredfield1994 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
that is her
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BlueIceCreamKitty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute and adorable~!
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Thank you :D
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BlueIceCreamKitty Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure~!
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mermaids in different hues, what a fun challenge!
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
It is! :)
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Kyouken0w0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
Thank you 😁
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Manic-Melody Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooohhh so beautiful and unique O:
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:iconnamtia:
Namtia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
Aww thanks 😁
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Koopaboo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
all of your mermaids are so pretty! Love 
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