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The Island of Mermaids by Ty-Chou The Island of Mermaids by Ty-Chou
A piece of art I did for my novel "The Island of Mermaids." These are the two main characters, Madeline and Sai. This novel is finished, I just have to figure out how to publish it. I am not really good at that sort of thing, especially trying to go the self-pulishing route if I can't get any takers.

Summary: After the sudden death of her estranged father, Madeline is bequeathed a beach house on the island of St. Croix. There she meets up with Sai, an old friend she used to play with as a kid when her family used to vacation there. Though... she didn't quite remember the fact that he had a tail. She also was not aware the island had a rich culture of mermaid lore. All mermaid stories seem to end in blood and death. And the locals seem to know more about the truth to these tales than they are letting on.
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Emilou1985 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. This is book three, isn't it? I love the water highlights. Way cool.
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marlonrocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is si beautiful
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samuraivalerie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
actually there are a few websites you could look into for posting the story yourself. and theres places online you can look up pulishing actual books for yourself without going through the whole, 'we wont publish it cause we dont think it will sell' thing. just keep in mind if you do manage to publish to sell you should start out small based on how many people you think will read it and how much you've 'leaked' in order to catch interest.
this way if you can give away copies if you wish. like family, freinds, a raffle, just an idea.
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
it look really great ^^
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Aaah a novel... that sounds soo interesting >u< hopefully you get it published fine! 
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really proud of it. I think it turned out well. Though I might try to squeeze in one more round of editing first. I hope to have it in book format around February.
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Uuu I'll be waiting then :D 
I just love reading good stories and mermaid related stuff is only a plus! 
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love me some mermaid stuff, too! Especially stories with mermen. They are a little more difficult to find.

I will definitely keep people updated on when it's ready to read.
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yuup :3 
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Zephra85 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omgomg: On the edge of my seat for this novel, YOU CAN DO IT TY. 
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm going to try!
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student Writer
Madeline's pose must have taken ages to get right, especially the legs and her hair flaring up in the water.  The transition is seamless between dolphin tail and human body for Sai as well.
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think it could look better, but it didn't turn out too bad.
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frankly-art Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! I love the lighting effects here a lot!
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Esper-Isotopes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE MERMERMS!!!   The world can never have too many stories about them!  I even recently finished making a story about a girl and her merman friends, myself XD  How long is the book?  Since it's done, are you going to start a new project and participate in Nanowrimo?

Best of luck with the publishing :)  I really admire people who have the guts to submit work to publishers since I don't have that courage myself. 
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mermerms! LOL

I agree! I love me some mermaid stories! Trying to find merman stories is a little more tricky. I love them!

Your story, by "making" do you mean you figured out the concept and basic  premise? Or you finished writing a story? Either way, I wish you luck with your project!

I don't usually do Nanowrimo because I write always anyway. Every month is nanowrimo.
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Esper-Isotopes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
"Every month is nanowrimo"--ah words I wish I lived by more often XD  I need to look up more merpeople stories now...

I finished my project, yeah.  The word choice of "making" has to do kind of with the fact that it involved more than just writing because I had to make a lot of other stuff for it too--it's a visual novel, so art and programming/scripting is involved.  So it feels more accurate to say I "made" a story than I "wrote" a story. I'm just often hesitant to announce how big a dork I am for making quasi-dating-sims for some reason, so instead I'm annoying and vague :P
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! That sounds super interesting. If it's ever ready for people to look at it and you want to share, definitely give me a link.
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Esper-Isotopes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It's actually already out (and actually older already than I thought it was, but I guess October just flew by when I wasn't looking.  Ah well, still feels fresh in my memory because I continue to be haunted by the characters, so that must be why it feels so recent XD).  Fair warning, my art ain't great and my writing is only okay, but I had a lot of fun anyways.

swallowtailedtrinket.itch.io/t…

And hey, if you ever want to make a visual novel yourself, I can give tips and help and whatnot XD
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NewArtist19 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2018
Nice cover! Sounds interesting.
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm really excited to let people read it, whenever that happens
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Multi-Facets Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
I LOVE the dappled light effect under the water! That must've been hard as hell to pull off.
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually wasn't very hard, but I'm flattered that you're impressed.
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Multi-Facets Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Well I certainly couldn't do that, so yeah, please do be flattered. :-)
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54viruses Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Please keep up informed! This sounds wonderful!
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely will be posting about it if it's ever published. That's for certain. I'm pretty happy with how the book came out and I think people who like the genre will enjoy this story.
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PrincessofDreams123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds cool to me. :)  (I love merfolk)
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same. I rarely pass up the opportunity to read a book about mers. Especially those with mermen. They are harder to find.
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PrincessofDreams123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's true.  I do have a book on merfolk in mythology and folklore.
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SuperCutePuppy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
try a site called Line Webtoon. there are tons of comics with various genre. however, its a free site so the readers can read them for free but there is an option that you could use patreon. you do ask you wish with the info and i wish you luck on publishing it ^^
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, but this is a novel, not a comic :)
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SuperCutePuppy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i see. my apologies for the misunderstanding ^^' 
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries. I know you were trying to be helpful :)
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Book-Nose Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to read Your novel! Can't wait for it to come out on sale! :D
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the interest! I will definitely post about it whenever I am able to offer it in book form.
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Book-Nose Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! 
Nommy smile 
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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful :D the story telling sounds great too. :)
Is this novel published by any chance?

Anyways i love he poses and designs too. :)
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not yet published. The novel is finished, but I'm still trying to get it published. I will definitely announce when it is available in book form.
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah i see, :D cool thank you for the information.
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FDairyAnime Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Pretty.
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StoneMan85 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, this looks amazing.
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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StoneMan85 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
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Barricade379 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Like the twist here:D
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