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Mermaid by GENZOMAN Mermaid by GENZOMAN
Edit: I fixed some color issues and layer blending :)


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Hi, here goes the wiki attack!

The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for "sea", and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman.

Much like sirens, mermaids would sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground. Other stories have them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them. They are also said to take humans down to their underwater kingdoms. In Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, it is said that they forget that humans cannot breathe underwater, while others say they drown men out of spite.[citation needed]

The sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes portrayed in later folklore as mermaid-like; in fact, some languages use the same word for both bird and fish creatures, such as the Maltese word 'sirena'. Other related types of mythical or legendary creatures are water fairies (e.g., various water nymphs) and selkies, animals that can transform themselves from seals to humans.

was a looong time whitout posting anything T_T

5 hours/photoshop CS/grapphire 3
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Bigou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
I confirm. Some language, such as French, does use the same word for both mermaids an sirens. That's how Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid become "La Petite Sirène".

Fun fact: In french, the male counterpart is called a triton, which is also the word for newt.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Cool U_U
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WillHelmTano Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Beautiful
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MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
She is beautiful! +fav
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jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous
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:iconixwriter:
ixWriter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so skilled! *o*
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carrie-lou Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow:D (Big Grin)
Love it! im fascinated by Digital art creations, as ive never done one myself, and i wouldnt know how to start, this looks incredible! Amazing detail!Giggle
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JesterzGrimm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous
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Hedging Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Why don't you do one about a girl who wishes to be a mermaid, and finds the next day that her whole community had been transformed along with her and she is the only one who remembers?
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iDrawAnime102 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! O.o
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goldenlion1997 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Writer

Gross!

 

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goldenlion1997 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Writer
:o (Eek) Headache New 
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excaliburadonis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic <3
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i-AM-always-AWESOME Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
she's beautiful and inspiring :heart:
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Torgron Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
i love it
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Samiferismyotp Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
love it
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Samiferismyotp Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
love it :)
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MMHinman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job;)
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asianmadness21 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is beautiful! I've been debating whether to get a siren mermaid version or the bird like version... with the wing type ears is a great add.. it doesn't look awkward and it looks as if it belongs! i absolutely love it!
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
amazing
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Uziel-De-Winther Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a lovely gal :)
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LucixTigger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of a mermaid-she-thor (= love it !
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katzorz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Genzo, this is used in a youtube video here -> [link] did you give them permission or something?
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PortalFish Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. That picture is sooooo sexy. I'm in love. 💜🌊💞😍🐟
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WildHeartLovesAll Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its like a busty lindsay lohan but great
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TheKing2 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
nice
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FirePoison Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
It looks like the sea is following her command :XD: :wizardhat:
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Elverit Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
The Coolest Ever!
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Blaze5923 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hello beauty of the ocean
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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?
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2SeaRose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
love it
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I notice this mermaid isn't wearing a seashell bra.

You truly are the second coming of Frank Fazetta.
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lostkingdom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your mermaid is really beautiful down to the coloring and shading. It's just dam beautiful!!!
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DerpImmaZombeh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She is absolutely beautiful! Now you sparked my imagination and I have the need to write a fiction piece on mermaids! I most certainly will credit you, too.
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lunascarlet0267 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
any one know wher i can find a good tut on how to draw a good mermaid i can doodle the tail but it never turns out to great awsome pic btw
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ElvenKing1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Great Mermaid !
Can I use this mermaid for my card game ?
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RhdRawrr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A Mermaid With Powers? Uhh. I Wish They are Mermaids. :(
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summidan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
it's wonderful *-*
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BarkingBone Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Fantastic work - as yours always is. Your colored work always looks as smooth as marble. I really like how her scales look and how the water is curved around her body.
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Na17 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of agree with xPocky-Pandax, but besides those two things the picture looks great!
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xPocky-Pandax Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I appreciate the colors, as well as her face, it's rather lovely. I also like the way her hair has that windswept feel to it. On the flip side, though, I think her body isn't proportionate, or rather "too sexy." I grew up with mermaids being petite little things, so the large breasts and overly round bottom didn't quite sit right with me.
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estoshia3789 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thats so amazing! i love her! shes beautiful and powerful looking
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Lady-Rinn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
This actually made me gasp !
So beautiful
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AbyssKing1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
AWESOME!
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Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
She is lovely, looks like a Sea Goddess!!
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MrTenso Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Impresive
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saishadow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
that a cool storie and very infomaritive
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happinessfull Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
so beautiful...
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Ganbatte36 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Taken by this siren, wouldn't it be a wonderful death?
There are much more creepier and painful ways to die.
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Latin007 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Nice
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