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A Mermaid's Wish

"She dreamed of becoming a human someday, not realizing that the human she longed for already loved another. "

I love the original little mermaid; It was seriously my childhood favourite fairytale full of bitter-sweetness. I cried buckets of tears when I first read it. xD;;

I think drawing the water broke my hand. argh D;~ I should probably draw more in-water stuff cause water is SERIOUSLY hard and I need to practice xD;; >A<;;

Done in SAI

My Tumblr (I blog/reblog more than just my art though; I also reblog inspirations I find or photography I like :))

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Thank you for dropping by :D

ps. I tried the pose myself and it worked for me o.o;~ Also worked for my mom, lol.
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SEAVampire's avatar
This piece of art was one of my laptop's earliest wallpapers back in 2016 because I really really loved this piece... RIP qinni, I will miss you.
Shellquake's avatar
That's men for you.
mergenthalerTim's avatar
don't worry my name is mergenthalerTim I now your creator (slowly slowly slowly lift the mermaid, move torts the sea, and slowly slowly slowly lower the mermaid into the water) there u go...…u can go back home now
jason123za's avatar
If she ever needs a shoulder...
CosmicKalamari's avatar
I LOVE everything about this piece! The Little Mermaid was my favorite movie as a kid (and probably the main reason I love mermaids so much), and this picture really brings out the emotion of the story. Her expression really adds a whole other level of depth to the whole piece. BTW, the colors you used here are so beautiful together!
llumei's avatar
this looks like its inspired by loish's "surfacing" XD
gordhanx's avatar
Amazing work! The imagery is really great and wonderful. The shading is well done and the details are lovely. Especially on the water and tail.
Infatry's avatar
excellent work!
TasteMakerART's avatar
Girl you stay a fish at least you don't get periods XD
Lovely painting I like the colors small heart - purple Pixel Heart: Purple        
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Rosenwood1's avatar
this is beautiful! i always love the little mermaid, it was always one of my favorite stories :D
i love how you made her have legs above water and a tail underwater, it looks really nice that way :3
arielfan20's avatar

Its my favorite story as well

Myluz's avatar
The clever illusion is well places. Awesome!
TomboyJanet's avatar
stay a mermaid being a human is overrated
DannyAndYoko's avatar
She's adorable =3

How old is she?
bloominglove's avatar
If she is talking about the original Little Mermaid, then 15 years old.
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FindingLotus's avatar
I love your art! please think about doing a youtube tutorial on one of your pieces!
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