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A bronze colored mermaid with some Art Nouveau influences... and more stylized in terms of the figure/face than many of my recent drawings. I suspect people don't like my more stylized art, though I usually incorporate some form of stylization anyway, it's typically limited to the hair. Which is why I like drawing mermaids so much, you can really go nuts with the hair. But *I* like highly stylized (but not so much that it enters into abstract) drawings so this is for me.

This was originally intended for the mermaid themed calendar I'm putting together, I'm very close to having enough images now, but then I realized I made it so tall and skinny it will look really odd on the calendar page. whoops. Makes a pretty spiffy poster though.

This picture took WAY longer to create than you are probably guessing... like, 30 hours, somewhere around there. Crazy. Back to the art I owe other people. =p

*Products (including an 11x35 poster) are available HERE*
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just popped up in my favorites on my home page.  Gotta love it.
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:icongrafmason:
grafmason Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
love it.
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:iconcamisastre:
camisastre Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
absolutely gorgeous!! love this nouveau mermaid series
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:iconjilljohansen:
JillJohansen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you :) some people don't like the more stylized look, but this is what I am drifting to more and more these days so that's good to hear. :)
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Nice.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Figured I had faved this one long ago. Apparently not. Situation remedied.
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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Hello, your picture figures in my "Marmaids" journal. Very good work, congratulate!:bow:[link]
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:iconkeashi-babii:
keashi-babii Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
I love how the hair matches the flow of the fin, and I absolutely adore the face :3 your mermaids are all lovely. :meow:
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:iconpaine128:
Paine128 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   General Artist
This is really pretty.
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:icongrakhor:
grakhor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
awesome i love your art XD
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:iconbrokenlizard2:
brokenlizard2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
very cool
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:icongaelicwolf:
gaelicwolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Student
Her head shape reminds me of Armana period Egyptian art. :D Love that hair, too.
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:iconmsjac:
MsJac Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow! What a beautiful composition - this reminds me of the work by "Good Times" Artist Ernie Barnes - Very nice work = Thanx for the sharing.

Jacquii.
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MsJac Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow! What a beautiful composition - this reminds me of the work by "Good Times" Artist Ernie Barnes - Very nice work = Thanx for the sharing.

Jacquii.
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:iconsauljuarez:
sauljuarez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Me gusta tu trabajo yo tambien hago cosas de Art Nouveau
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:iconaxelalonso:
axelalonso Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A different approach of beauty! and I like it! in the Nouveau style! :heart:
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:icontygerlili:
tygerlili Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
lols i love it. I knew some one that looked like that.
awesome work, looks best if you do it just for yourself and art nouveau is beautiful, especially for for mermaids
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:iconkinkei:
kinkei Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work
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:iconmarinamoon:
MarinaMoon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice composition. Good color use. Love the Art Nouveau. Great tail on her.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional
wonderful work
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:iconfarfalla-dea:
Farfalla-Dea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I really LOVE the stylization you have going on. The flow, the lengthening, really great piece.
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:iconaelirenn-kw:
aelirenn-kw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Funny, creative and well-done work in Mucha style :) I like it and I'm adding it to my Art Nouveau Collection...
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
I suppose they would have evolved pointy faces by now, natural selection favouring the more hydrodynamic...
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:iconeelrem:
eelrem Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
I really like this one. It looks like one of my nieces.
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:iconazathoth-the-second:
azathoth-the-second Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Confident lines, certain colours. I love this pic.
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love how you've captured the style of artnouveau in this painting! The colours and the pose are lovely. Keep it up!
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AestheticDevil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
I think this is a stunning interpretation of the art nouveau style. So beautiful in it's simplicity without being obvious. Just imagine how cool it would look if you had the patience to shade those scales on her tail! I hope I'll see more like this from you, it's very inspiring.

Ps. Obviously you have a great signature, because I recognized since I saw it years ago! (On Elfwood I think) Ds.
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:iconameritribe:
ameritribe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
ooooh yeah. beautiful fish-girl. massive style too. great work.
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rmartin2819 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
This really would make a great poster. I think the shape fits the character perfectly.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional
This is wonderful
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:iconart-mongral:
art-mongral Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
pretty!
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:iconsnapesgem:
SnapesGem Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Gorgeous design and colour :)
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:iconninjanymph:
NinjaNymph Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Really neat! I love the jugend style and this picture works really well!
hehe, her posture reminds me of a mermaid I´ve done, tho, yours is much, much more welldone. ^^
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:iconfuish:
fuish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
That is one of the most beautiful mermaids I've ever seen, I love her nose soo much. That makes this piece for me... lol
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:iconginee:
ginee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
This is really amazing! Love it! Very cool style and - WOW!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW - so unique and beautiful
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:icon01alebrije:
01alebrije Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
BEAUTIFUL! Love you're mermaids!
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:iconmistressdizzy:
MistressDizzy Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is absoutely gorgeous. The colors just flow together so perfectly. I love her bronzy skin, and that hair! Words can't describe. I don't see anything wrong with the style at all. It's different- the strong lines make the image pop.

She looks like she's from India.
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:iconlithe-fider:
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is pretty awesome, makes me think "Indigenous Mermaid" or something. :D Her coloring is just lovely!
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:iconwolfjacobs:
Wolfjacobs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
I love this composition. There's just something classic mixed with the new and interesting. Also I'm digging the color scheme.
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:iconstarfire68:
starfire68 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
Dunno...may be too stylized for some, but I think it's beautiful.
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:iconsovereign:
sovereign Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
It's gorgeous. I like stylised stuff. :D I especially love her face, and the background is just...amazing!
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:iconinnocentsheep:
innocentsheep Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I love how the circle is reflected in all the curves of her body and hair. It's very elegant!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Jill,
I like her. She even has a head that looks vaguely fishy.
The HERE link is the description appears to be missing some punctuation.
Steve
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