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River Mermaid by melaniey River Mermaid by melaniey
A little daydream. Painted in Photoshop - maybe about 18 hours or so. Tips/suggestions/critiques are welcome.
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:iconbluerosefairie:
BlueRoseFairie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
The often overlooked river mermaid. Beautifully done
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:iconmelaniey:
melaniey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
she is sooo adorable, I could make a story out of this drawing alone :) Seems so simple with the soft colors and relaxed expression, I like the fireflies you added for the serene moment :D
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:iconmelaniey:
melaniey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much! <3
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Zalay02 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you did the tail! Its silver then leaf orange! Brilliant! I love the hair too! Fantastic job
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LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
the tail is so detailed :) Maybe you should add more skin color tones on face.
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:iconberta334:
berta334 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
BeAutiful
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:iconchiyor:
ChiyoR Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I'd love to see the face of someone who sees the lower half of her.
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:icon999kirby:
999kirby Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
She is so pretty‼ I love her‼
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:iconehne:
Ehne Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done- I like your river mermaid- she's unique.
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:icondoctor-61:
Doctor-61 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Have you given any thought on my suggestion for this picture?
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:iconmelaniey:
melaniey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Actually some of my first thumbnail sketches for this included a little boy (but with a bucket and fishing pole instead of flowers) but I ended up going with this composition instead.  I might try a new illustration with this character in the future, thanks for the suggestion!
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Doctor-61 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Your welcome. Also what was the mane of the one you were walking about.

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shaynah1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Oh, she's adorable.
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Very nice
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:icondoctor-61:
Doctor-61 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
She has a look of both inisince ( I have no clue how to spell that) and peacefulness. You drew this so perfectly.
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:iconmelaniey:
melaniey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! and thanks for the watch as well :)
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:icondoctor-61:
Doctor-61 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
You should make another one with her but where she is being approached by a little boy holding out a handful of flowers.
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
She's very pretty. Her black hair goes well with her gold-and-white tail. I'll bet she's daydreaming about life on land.
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:iconwhim-zee:
Whim-Zee Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh~ <33 I love this.
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stellinanera Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is really wonderful, has a facial expression so sweet, I love it! ^_^
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BattyeChan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this!! wow 18 hours, it was worth it!
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:iconjesuisbelle12:
jesuisbelle12 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
would you be okay with me using this artwork for something. I want to put it on my iphone case. But i need your permission
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:iconmelaniey:
melaniey Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm fine with that as long as it's just for personal use. I appreciate you checking with me first. I supposed it is a good size dimension to fit on an iphone case - I had not considered that before. I'd really love to see a photo of your phone with this image on it! :D
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jesuisbelle12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, yes if it works out it is just for personal use. Thanks again!
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MissIp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
how graceful of a tail
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I love the slight blur on the view beneath the water, but I also think that it would be cool to see a slightly sharper foucs above the surface. In its entirety, I love this piece.
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this must mean there's a difference between freshwater mermaids and saltwater ones

I love how you drew her wet hair.
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melaniey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like to think there is a difference in the same ways that freshwater fish differ from saltwater. More muted colors, slightly smaller perhaps....I dunno. Thanks for the comment :)
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure their skin and breathing would be different too. It's interesting you said muted colors (and even used the word "muted") and stuff like that. I wasn't even thinking about their appearances. I was just thinking about chemistry! :XD: But I should have been thinking about appearances. :nod:

A river mermaid sounds cool.
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I love the graceful look of her tail and that you added a few extra fins to it, as well as webbing between her fingers. She looks so serene!!
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:iconnoirart:
NoirArt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional
Very nice, so calm *_* Love the color of her tail ^_^
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's very pretty~
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ooooh, she's so sweet!
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:iconaerodil:
Aerodil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What a lovely mermaid! Any fisherman might only think she's a human since her tails hidden!
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done.
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Gothmexicanotaku Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is beautiful. i love her sweet and peaceful expression. the background just adds to serenity of the piece.
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BlackEnix05 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconred-nikandra:
Red-Nikandra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She look like the symbol of the capital of Poland. Warsaw is on the river Wisla, the legend says that the Mermaid who lives in river protects this city :meow:
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:iconmelaniey:
melaniey Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool, I didn't know that, thanks for the comment!
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:iconred-nikandra:
Red-Nikandra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ur welcome :w00t:
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aquamarine031699 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
wow, this gives me a sense of peace. i mean, look at her face
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:iconchey4ever:
Chey4ever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she's very beautiful :3
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timus911 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!
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Clare-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
This is sweet. I love her expression.
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supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student
So pretty <3 Kinda looks like me lololol jk
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Gorgeous! :love:
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disneylife Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW
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