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The Little Mermaid by bloodonthemoon5 The Little Mermaid by bloodonthemoon5
Couple things to say about this...

1) I've been trying to draw a mermaid with that sort of tail for literally a week. I've done so many sketches and scrapped them or kept them but hated them. They've all just looked WRONG and I've wanted it at that angle too, like it's swishing in motion. Ugh. It's so hard to draw those sorts of tails when you can't draw perspective. So I'm proud of that.

2) I want to draw some cooler things than my usual cartoonist style to pop into my portfolio which I'll be needing to gather together later this year since I graduate and I want to get into Graphic Design c:

3) I really wanted to draw my own version of "The Little Mermaid" as I'm researching fairytales for a major work for school and part of it I want to talk about the art used so I thought perhaps I'd draw my own illustrations instead of getting them from the internet.
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reyoflightphotograph Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is lovely
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw thank you!!
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one looks really cool and unique, I like what you were going for here.
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! 8D
most of all I wanted to get that type of tail right ;D
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty neat, looks like you were going for a dolphin-ish tail.
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha nooo not at all! It's meant to be a shark tail. Because sharks have heterocercal fins and dolphins have flat ones, not sure the name of them. I wanted an up-right tail, not a floppy one like normal mermaids. :)
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang it I got it backwards! I was trying to think is that more like the skark fins, or the dolphin ones!
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hashaha no worries :) I love mermaids with shark movements, the way the tails go from side to side haha :P instead of up and down like human legs! :P
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MissMcPott Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous tail, reminds me of a shark's fins. :) Love this style, too.
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha yes! It's meant to, I wanted to go for a more realistic idea, something we already know. I love those kinds of tails, they're just so hard to draw D:

haha thanks c: it mainly started with trying a different way to draw hair!
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