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finally done. i recently found a picture i started two years ago and decided to finish it. i wanted to try drawing an ancient looking mermaid with her pet fish. among my inspirations were fossils, barnacles and deep sea creatures but i also used some ideas based on coral reef life.. maybe she awoke after a long time asleep and swam out to shallow waters for feeding purposes?

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this work on tumblr: [link]

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(c) `len-yan

photoshop cs5e
N/A amount of time (though i'm guessing 30 hours or more)
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:iconrobertods:
RobertoDS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
amazing! :) (Smile) 
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struck3Xbylightning Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Egad! If that fish isn't terrifying, I don't know what is. Great artwork!
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annafuru Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
The concept is nice! :D I like the look. :)
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:iconlu-liu:
Lu-Liu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:0 I love this!
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Digital Artist
The way the gaps in the fish's jawline continue along the body is rather creepy. :D Also, I really like the starfish "mask" so to speak. Nice work.
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CainIsNotMyEnemy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really original mermaid. Well done! 
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:icontheogroen:
theogroen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
absolute great - mean illustration...
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:iconbobthefishinc:
BobTheFishInc Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
very creative and I like the colors you used
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:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, for feeding purposes.
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:iconlord-shot:
Lord-Shot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow really great work you have
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:iconvfdhaven:
vfdhaven Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Love this! Such a creepy, awesome mermaid rendition!
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:iconwhirlwindthehedgehog:
WhirlwindTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty scary, and also very cool. :3
But tell me- why would she have breasts?
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:icondeviantwin15:
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
amazing! :)
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:iconlordmycelium:
LordMycelium Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
WOW, only: WOW!! ^^

Great work, I really LOVE sea creatures and stuff! Do so on!
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:iconaudranasa:
Audranasa Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeaaaah which one of these is mermaid again? :D
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:icontwice-ted:
Twice-Ted Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Matka Boska!
This is Flawless!
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sivousplay Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing ... a wonderful combination of colors and textures and beauty and horror!
:tux:
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:iconpoetsiren:
Poetsiren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Gorgeous copper colors and skin texture in this!
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:iconlostleaf:
LostLeaf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Beautiful concept and artwork! beautiful.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ethereally beautiful painting, I love the idea of a deep sea mermaid!! :+favlove: You got the spiny, toothy, jelly-like consistency of deep sea life down perfectly- I love deep sea fish, I always turned the pages to the deep sea in my books on life in the oceans. XD
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PorcelainCora Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Artist
hauntingly beautiful
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:iconredsamsix:
redsamsix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Love it
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KeiMaxwell Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Wow. This is pure awsomeness.
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:iconfaustisse:
Faustisse Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this mermaid design is so twisted and creative, it's amazing.
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:iconj0n-lankry:
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
terrific
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hamlet1033 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Wicked!
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:iconstela-tora:
stela-tora Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist
this is one pretty/beautifully epic piece of art.
that is one mermaid you do not want to mess with. ;)
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Plutoooooo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
That is scarily beautiful.
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:iconanotheroutsider:
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
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MorganHowell Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
she's beautiful and a little scary awesome work :D
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DreamingxAshley Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is freaking awesome! May I use this idea, please? <3
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EpicTropicalBird Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
I always thought that Mermaids and Mermen seemed a little *too* pretty. I like to see a realistic one once in a while. And this is like... deep, DEEP sea Mermaid. That part of the ocean where Mother Nature smoked weed. Which makes it much cooler :-D
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow looks amazing !! I also love the fish !! :D
Great piece !
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:iconkjasmin:
Kjasmin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Really cool
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Awesome! =D
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:iconhalekstone:
halekstone Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I especially adore that little starfish mask/crown thingy on her head. Very clever!
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Kuroleopard Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's amazing
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Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful
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DarkEvili Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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scorpio81 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic
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SpectreLN Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
C'est genial! :O Great work :)
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Chiclosah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013

i'm in love :heart: _ :heart:
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shade-of-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
30 hours?! Jeepers, well done.
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
wow...that is horrifically scary and stunningly beautiful all at the same time.
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IntravenousDollhouse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is a fantastic idea. I love how detailed, and yet still dreamlike you made this piece.
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EighteenPluto Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice
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:icontwili-princess-kelly:
She's so beautiful! Wonderful design <3
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Egeskjold Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bit scary and dark yet amazingly beautiful! ♥
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
wonderful dear friend ...:heart:...!!!
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