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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

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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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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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