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Critique by Lynneblue Jan 10, 2011, 3:59:05 AM
Wow, that's so beautiful! I love the darkness of it! :heart:
To begin, I would like to bring to light that your artwork here is absolutely heart-stopping.The technique you have implemented is somewhat awesome. It is apparent to me that you put your soul into it with your undiluted variation of talents. The fore-shortening of this picture is perfectly conforming for the effect that I sense you are attempting to achieve, but with thought this comment is more than likely frivolous. However, I see that your use of imagination could have been improved upon as I expect that it doesn't duplicate the quality observable in the remainder of the creation. In conclusion I would like to illuminate that it has been a pleasure to invest energy in this comment for you and I hope it will inspire you to up the level of your artwork.
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let's start, let me reiterate how much i love your work! maybe my opinion is a little biased, but you never cease to stun me with your awesome coloring skills, more specifically the lighting! the choice of a red glow rather than blue-green really made this that much more impactful! what i love about this piece the most is the non-conformist take on a mermaid. stereotypically speaking, mermaids are bright, bubbly fairy-like creatures, whereas you've taken a turn for a darker, mysterious, unknown deep-sea creature. from her glowing red eyes to her webbed hands, she's definitely no "little mermaid." awesome work, moni!
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3EtrangeLibelulles Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Where have you been all my life
CryingZombie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Wonderful picture and now my new desktop-background
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Freakin awesomeness!!!   
Sala-i Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
It's a magnificent work, really.
But for some reason...her creepy little fish buddy looking at me...
I don't know why, but it makes me smile.
artdog22 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
EVEL-ONE Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
She is so beautifully done   
I'm featuring this in my journal... 
Absolutely stunning.                
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work!
Passin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Beautiful colours
Arcedemius Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"What are you doing disturbing me here?"
*gulps* "Nothing. absolutely nothing. i'm gonna go now."
~to be continued~ (in my mind)

love the colors!
Mitchthefoxcatwolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a serious question, as I am curious, what would her top be made of?
MirrorNeko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty, I love it
ApAtHeTIcBuNnY Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What drew me to this piece was her hair o.o
Tazmadevil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
The dark toning and the brightness in her eyes make her so hypnotic. This is truly beautiful. Her tail is even sparking!
EmillySilva Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
mermaid bad !
Felicia-Mermaid Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I love it so much...
D0minatus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
AliceDraco Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! I like how you did the colours and especially how you did her eyes. The webbing between her fingers looks stunning and the fish finishes the picture! Well done!:+fav:
RavinaPautzke69 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Cool :)
DarkDispair Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely one :aww:
emberkudo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! =0
Ibleda Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminded me all the sudden how deep the sea is....
Merme87 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Amazing. :) Love the colors that you used.
Lightsbirth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Absolutely wonderful, it really conveys a feeling of evil, astonishing!
Connya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you have an angler fish seeming to be hunting her, and she's all calm!
calley14 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the reds good work :D tehe
Terrajaide Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
She looks really cool!
vanquiishedbrownese Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I like the aspect of the deep sea that you added; the deep sea angler is a plus and a clever way to set the setting. I also love the facial gills and light scales; those minor details breathe life into the mermaid (no pun intended with the know, since it's under water...moving on... ^^"). The reds and dark tones make it every bit as beautiful as the lighter pieces while giving it some voice of its own.

I'm not an expert on art, so I can't give you much critique, but I guess the only place I would think of for improvement is somewhere in the neck area; it looks a little off if you imagine that arm not there; it's as if it's not lined up quite right or something...not sure if I'm explaining it right.

Over all, I think it's a fantastic piece; excellent job.
FreeTrueMe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
i love this ahah i wish i could draw like this but all i can do i photoagraphy(i wish i could spell too)
kuzma96manya Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Love this, it's great, the colors are nice and I love how everything is more of a dark color and the fish is a nice touch ^^
Scales-Of-Thunder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing! The way the colors differ from the sea-like blues and greens normally found on mermaids make this a very unique piece of artwork. :heart:
SpazticOrchid89 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I absolutely love the darkness and quality of this picture.
You're an amazing artist.
AoifeMermaid Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
It's beautful and dark
123sourcherry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
darkmax59 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
really really good work
love the colors, style, environement

it pleasure to my eyes ^^
VenTerAqua13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
exstrame Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
u r my fave deviant i look at ure profile everyday to find new pics
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
You should totally draw more mermaids!
frikigeisha Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hate the fish...creepy
ErevanBlackbird Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
This is one I love the most of your mermaids <3
wants2draw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's very beautiful, I love your work ^_^
SoulWithOutASoulmate Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wondefull. I like the color dominating in your picture.
Angemin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the red tones you used for this one, she looks so powerful and mystical...
you're really somethint XP I'm so envious

I also like the way she seems to glow red under the water, it gives her a more interesting design
K-aroshi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
WOW !!!! <3 <3 <3 love it , you are amazing !!!!!
TheHiddenLight Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist
wow!! what an amazing drawing!!
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done. Looks like you could find her just off the New Zeeland coast
moni158 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thankyou XD
That would be interesting

*New Zealand* >.>
Lille-Hime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really make some amazing mermaids!
lalaapea Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
How you made such beautiful hair? O_O
LeiaRay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colors! They are so different from the "typical mermaid colors" but they go very well with that mermaid theme.
The little anglerfish in the top right is a great detail in the picture, I think. Also the atmosphere is just awesome.
I'm really in love with this picture.
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