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Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's the Little Mermaid
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koibitoryu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
REally like this piece. The first I encountered the original story was during a class on children's literature. Like how you can see movement even though the scene is stationary.
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CharlotteSketches Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Filmographer
This is so beautiful. I love it.
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:iconlikecarmen:
LikeCarmen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Stunning
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MaidenSwordStudios Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love the creativity in this, ten thumbs up! Meow :3 
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mauinurse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
My absolute favorite of yours!!!
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backup-character Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
oh my god this is Michaelagelo levels of amazing holy shit 0_0 that water distorting the light against the mermaid's body and the shape of the torso and hands, this is just so breathtaking. Well done!
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NaokoElric2250 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, finally one from the original :).
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:icondhavid-arts:
dhavid-arts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing 
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:icondoodemoiidesu:
Doodemoiidesu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning.
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:iconwickfield:
Wickfield Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really cool. You did a great job!
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DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Simply stunning and a version we don't usually see.
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:iconclefrayearth:
clefrayearth Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
dude. wow
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:iconsquarebot:
squarebot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Ooh, the colours are beautiful! I love your take on this fairy tale :)
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:icondormantfire:
dormantfire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
this is gorgeous. she looks so strong.
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:iconmerion:
Merion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Maybe the best interpretation of those I've seen.
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh man, your brilliant!

I will be happy with mermaids in any way, but you really give a new fresh look to this fairy tale. You did such a great job with the weightlessness of the prince in the water and how gentle she is sorta catching him, it's just so brilliant!!!
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
This is lovely, this story is rather depressing though...
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LadyRosefire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Stunning visuals. I especially like the contrast coloring of above and under the water.
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:iconfloridabrian:
FloridaBrian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Beautiful!! O.o
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moonbabyJLS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconpeira:
peira Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
this is absolutely stunning! Great work :-)
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FloridaBrian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
This is astounding. I just love the tone of the piece, and I think it represents the mood for the story. Great job :D
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prosper06 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
This is really incredible. The water feels so.. solid- like an underwater camera. Keep up the lovely work!
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Sunshine-tapir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Beautiful! The perspective is very nice.
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
this is so gorgeous!
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how realistic it is that she's desperate to keep at least his head above the surface and that she's obviously struggling to do it but keeps holding on in such a determined way.
Wow! :)
Amazing. And I don't think I've seen a version of the little mermaid as black haired - which I like a lot.
Gah - this is so good! Thank you for sharing this! :)

:+fav:'d
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nocturneAeros Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Amazing picture ! Strong composition and beautiful colors, I really like it. ^
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
This is beautiful, vivid, incredibly well-shaded, and delicate... It's so lovely to see something so well done. An instant favorite.
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LeonNack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is lovely! I love the limited colour palette and how you dealt with the underwater lighting!
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:iconilfie:
ilfie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this story! I really like how everything in here is mostly blue :)
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TheInnocentDevil Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually thinking about this part of the story just yesterday! I wondered how much effort it would take a little mermaid to save the prince. Your painterly style is lovely. The coolness in this makes me feel cool, I can imagine the sounds of the ocean and the feel of the rain! :0
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DrSlug Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is so good!!! Well done!!!
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Hoperin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Wow, I can't stop staring at the muscles in her back and the lighting on her ribcage...
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Haha, I'm glad it works for you!
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:iconsaramick:
saramick Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
beautiful colors and perspective :)
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thank you! :)
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:iconecardina:
ecardina Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Why has this not got more comments? It is gorgeous.
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thank you! I guess I am a bit low-profile on dA right now, but I appreciate your comments!
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ecardina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
:) No problem. I've just got into illustration and your work is a real inspiration.
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the use of colour here. The feeling of being underwater and all the beautiful hues of blue. Probably my favorite aspects are her ribs and his hand. I aspire to be as good as you some day, but for now a favourite.
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I appreciate all your comments. :)
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:iconjackemerald:
JackEmerald Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I love how you did the underwater, flowing hair!
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do.
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shinigami714 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :D
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thanks, Mel! (just a little behind the times replying to comments)
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:iconwilred:
wilred Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
liz, i love thisss!
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Taryn, I love yoooou!
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mermaid786 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
this is gorgeous, I love the perspective
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:iconphotia:
Photia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I'm glad you like it! :dance:
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sonicaust Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Very pretty! It almost reminds me of some of Pablo Picasso's "Blue-Period" pieces
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