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Night of the Mermaid by Otherra Night of the Mermaid by Otherra
This sketch is not complete without this piece of enchanting music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4f2Fr…;

Too many feelings! Creating this was like magic. I had forgotten how much I love mermaids... and how I always wanted to be one when I was a child ^^ Sometimes I still really wish I could grasp the young, playfull and free part of my spirit and become such a being: singing, swimming and enjoying the moonlight and the waves. Even if it was only for one night. 
Allright, perhaps we cannot be mermaids. But we can still act like one every now and then ;) Without the 'I am going to drown you'-thingie. That's not very nice. Be a happy, sweet mermaid please. Yay! (Though I must admit I am not so sure whether or not one could trust the mermaid in the drawing...)


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This drawing is for sale! For prices and more information, please send me a note or mail to johannamkoelewijn@gmail.com :) 

other works for sale here: otherra.deviantart.com/gallery…


PRINTS available! 
A4 (21x29,5 cm / 8,3x11,6 in) : €5,- / $6,50
A6 (10,5x14,8 cm / 4,1x5,8 in) : sold out
(prices do not include shipping costs, payment by Paypal or bank transfer)

If you wish to order a print, please just send me a note or send an email :)

prints of other works here: otherra.deviantart.com/gallery…


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:iconlizfinch:
LizFinch Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible. Though reading your description had me laughing—I always wanted to be a mermaid, too, and nearly drowned myself in the pool a couple of times in my attempts to breathe in water (I was CONVINCED my lungs would just adjust haha). That being said, I absolutely love this piece. What did you use to draw this?
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nilescclover Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
great job! I love this one......
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candykisses47 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow! that is very impressive. nice drawingBunny Emoji-88 (Hello) [V5] 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you! ^^
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Lovely drawing and the music is just amazing. I think I want to watch the movie now! Other than that I've been wanting to draw a mermaid for ages now and even took a picture of my sister to use as reference but it's still sitting in my inspiration folder on my laptop. Maybe I'll use it soon!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you Dimitris! Use it! Use it! :D Draw that mermaid! ;)
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ahh maybe I will! Also, I recently watched this movie called 'Ondine' and it really inspired me. Plus I live by the sea so the mermaids are always near. :)
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
I don't know the movie, is it good? 
Ever seen a mermaid? ;) You don't plan to ever stop living by the sea, are you? 
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's really good! You should check it out. Here's the trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0B_s…
Of course, I've seen mermaids. :D Well, I'm not going to be living here forever but I'll always come back. :)
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
That looks intriguing, I will surely check it out one day! :D
I keep saying it, but you're so lucky to live there ^^
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
I know I am. You should visit someday! :)
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Firdausiyus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
What a beautiful work! Very nice shading
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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Firdausiyus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
You're welcome^^
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
This is a wonderful image, showing content and thought, she's a real person, whatever else she is, lovely little touches, absolutely wonderful expression.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
What a beautiful comment, thank you! :aww: 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Thank you so much :hug:
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Nebelelfe-Art Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
You're welcome!Hug
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:iconfurrylittleproblem12:
beautiful work
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice sketch! :heart:
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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ColorfulGuitar Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh beautiful
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
beautiful work 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :}
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AnnDreamy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing :D 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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mistermat05 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice artwork, she is gorgeous :)
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Magical pict 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Oh, you're welcome.
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maesteo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful sketchClap , makes me wish I had your talentBlush 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^ I think you already have a lot of talent, keep on working ;)
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:iconmaesteo:
maesteo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than welcome and thank you so so muchFlirtatious Hug 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
you're welcome ;)
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Nebelelfe-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
So beautiful ! Awesome work, dear! 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you very much! :hug:
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Nebelelfe-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
You're very welcome!Hug
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caroline-z Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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UtopieBleue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, I love her playful face ! 
Maybe you should try lucid dreaming if you want to have such an experience Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1]  !
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Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 

I love lucid dreaming :D Great advice, next time I have a lucid dream I am going to try that. It would be something different than the 'normal' flying :)
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UtopieBleue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :).
I've heard that to transform yourself (in a mermaid for example) is quite hard, but it can be achieved if you imagine that someone did it to you, like a wizard. It would be cool if you managed it ! You can still swim and even sometime breathe underwater even in your normal body when you're in a lucid dream, I guess that's still quite close to being a mermaid, enjoy yourself :D !
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
I have never tried actual transformation, so that might be a cool challenge :) But indeed it is about the experience rather than the fish tail, so I'll start with the swimming and underwater breathing :D Sounds like you are really good at lucid dreaming!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. Very interesting style and composition! Really great work! Love
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
That is such a sweet thing to say, thank you very much :)
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