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Mermaid. by moni158 Mermaid. by moni158
If you have a crappy monitor like mine then you can use this :eyes:

*the watermark is temporarily due to art theft I will add a better one in PS and then enable downloads again*

I sized it wrong last time and DA got mad at me :iconscaredplz:

My other mermaid pic was a deep sea mermaid, though this one here is better equipped for shallower waters preferably areas with a lot of sea grass or kelp for camouflage.

( I like designing fantasy type creatures and these mermaids are more loosely based on the mythological stories not 'The little mermaid" I really don't like Disney....)
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Another great piece from you! I really enjoyed this one especially the lighting, how it shimmers down on the mermaid's hair and tail. Looking at this first I had many thoughts about what it could mean and one of them was how the mermaid could be in danger~

The bubbles are also realistic and I loved the way you made the ocean darker as it slowly went further and further in to the depths of the ocean. ^^

I really can't think of any thing else to improve this piece, perhaps adding different colours such as a light orange or pink to the light, like a sunset?

Looking forward to future art from you! :)
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This piece of artwork is completely heart-stopping. The lighting you did coming through the water looks so realistic! The colours you chose work really well together and I'm loving the fushia spots on her body and tail and the blue at her eyes! It made her pop!! I've always loved your art to begin with, the "sketchyness" looks random yet it comes together in a perfect picture!! The fading in the water from green to blue is really cool! But if I had to tell you what you could do to make this piece better, is that I would have liked to see her interacting a bit more with her surroundings, like in your "Underwater" drawing. But over all I would like to say I truly enjoy being a part of your watchers, it makes my day better everytime I see your art.
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Benign-Dragon Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I love this! For once a mermaid that has a correct tail!
AwesomeAlex2001 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Dose she fart
moni158 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Is that English?
AwesomeAlex2001 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
What yeah does she fart
moni158 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Oh you meant 'does'.

I see now. 
AwesomeAlex2001 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
So does she fart
Barbarian-Jewel Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Writer
Did you know that someone has edited your picture and put it in his gallery?

Mermaid by Moni158 Fart Edit by MrSaintClare

He is also setting up a Patreon using stolen artwork
MrSaintClare Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The second part is a lie.
Barbarian-Jewel Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Writer
Most of your gallery is stolen artwork. What else will you put in a Patreon?
MrSaintClare Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing. Anyone going to my Patron page is more than likely to know who I am, so I don't put anything on my page.
MoonZaphire Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
mvxe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Jesus, I love mermaids! I love this. 
Worm0992 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
She's beautiful.
stealthpanther Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Jack-Hoo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it, but her face looks weird
Crossing-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
this is really amazing. it also looks familiar. I've seen this somewhere on facebook in an app, though. hmm 
LadyDragonKat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
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dspprince Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
looks nice in green.
Simple-Confuzzlement Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
i love the curves and the details on the skin!
ELHABIBI Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Bad--Wolf--Bay Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thank you for letting :iconfantasy-universe: feature your work!
Utopia87 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I think that I particularly like the markings on her skin, it makes her stand out from other mermaid images.
uoyoonmira Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear your beautiful work is featured [link]
TheSkyAndTheDawn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Wow! This is awesome :O
thelolidagger Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
disney can kiss my fat fluke. seriosuly? no way ariels fins are aquadynamic, mermaids EAT fish, and her hair came from a bottle
Tazmadevil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Her poise and the expectant look on her face makes her look so badass. Which is very appropriate for the Merfolk. The inhuman skin is nicely detailed, and the shading on the tail makes it look like it's shimmering in the available light. Nicely done!
moonsong007 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Splash-Art1985 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really appreciate your free flowing style approach. I'm not one to pick out specifics (good nor bad) because we all see things differently. Your mermaid's pose, colour, and face caught my attention. I'm a fan.....nice work! =)
kea-emalia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This picture is beautiful!!!!
firestarlover12 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's really good!
Playerkameo Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Writer
I like your mermaid! :D
request-commission Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! I am wondering if I can use this in a video I'm making? The video is going to be about angels, warriors, angel warriors, mages, witches, girls/boys with guns and/or swords and more. So, it's mostly going to be about fantasy stuff. I will make sure you are added to the credits list for your art at the end of the video and that you get a link to the video with your art in it. The songs that will be on the video is:

We Are Who We Are- By: Kesha
Blow Me Away- By: Breaking Benjamin
Naturally- By: Selena Gomez
Bet On It- By: Zac Efron (High School Musical 2)
I'm Alive- By: Celine Dion
Moves Like Jagger- By: Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
Disgusting- By: Kesha

WARNING: There might be 2-3 parts.

So, may I use this piece of art in my video?
Hedorah1971 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!!!
019LoverGurl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
wow simply said this is a high picture in a said terms and beaty in another
tallouh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
[link] this was picked out by my daughter to be featured. fantastic job!
Psychoneurotic-Alice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This is so beautiful
jwhyb Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Rikkulikescookies Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
its very good^^
Akeudi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wish one day I'll be able to paint like you
your artwork always makes me want to move forward and get better
so thank you for inspiring so much! :tighthug:
Elenadarksky Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the coloring and the style I feel as though she may start swimming before my very eyes
moominnarutotard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
is this your work?!? its been my dream to be able to draw like this ever since i first saw this!!

can i draw and post this if i say the original idea is yours?
TheHayzlenut Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful, I love how you've done the tail and markings
Lady-Rinn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Super pretty !!
Finntw Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
love your work ;D
A-life-without-you Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aha! :icongrinplz: you dont like drawing hands either~

lol i love this, its wonderful and beautifully done. i love the dot tattoo things on her arms and body.
AngelCt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
shes really beautiful
509freak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tones of green. I like! There truly is a sense of depth but it's the colors that really caught my attention. Well that and the mysterious look she has... lol
xDarkSpineSonicx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Its great.
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