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Wanted to explore a darker version of the mermaid. It's my first complete digital illustration.
My goal was to portray a tail quite different than what we usually see for mermaids.
I used gimp,krita and photoshop at different stages of the process.
Photo references used for different body parts.
Comments will be very much appreciated.
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Livilooinc Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this
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raine-angel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hello, your piece has been featured in the #DeviantARTmermaids feature here: [link] please :+fav:
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gregoo23 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank you!! :)
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Aralepus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
There is alot I like about this work, the contrast, depth, perspective and the all the details.

The colors looks beautiful and the contrast between her hair and and the rest of the scenery is a eyecatcher and a well placed focal point. That being said I do feel that some of the colors could have been clearer/stronger, they feel slightly diluted. If you look at [link] for comparison you can see what I mean. If you disagree then thats fine, I won't argue. ^^;

Love the depth of the image. The deeper parts of the sea I find particularly intriguing, its threatening, alluring and unknown. However I do like the scale and the mood shift as you get closer to the ocean surface. There the wonders of the ocean seems to shine trough.

The perspective is another aspect of this I really like. I'm terrible at perspective so It always amazes me when people do detailed pieces like these in a interesting angle. I like the frogs eye view here, it helps with the portrayal of depth and includes so many aspects of the ocean. Another thing I like is that this painting keeps the character anonymous and a part of the scenery.

The details are lovely all around, her tail is is kind of eel like which I think was a good call, certainly makes the mermaid interesting.

Overall I really like this, the atmosphere and execution is really well done, great work mate. =)
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gregoo23 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Wow thanks a lot for the very useful feedback. I'm really glad you liked all the details in the image. I wish i could have spent more time on but at some point i just wanted to work on the next illustration :)

Well thanks again and I really appreciate and touched that you felt all the emotions i wanted to portray in this illustration.
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Aralepus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Your very welcome, keep making amazing art! And I understand, usually if I critique something I don't mean for the artist to fix the current image maybe just keep things in mind for future projects, if they agree with it that is. =)

Sorry for slow reply, its all the ladies you know. =D
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Khaine17 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fantastic colours
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gregoo23 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thank you!
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Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello dear,

Your beautiful work is featured here : [link]
:huggle: :heart: :love:
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gregoo23 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Wow merci :)
Content de retrouver ma sirene au milieu de toutes ces magnifiques images!
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