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Seaside Love by JohnSu Seaside Love by JohnSu
Was watching the brother play Ariel's stage in KH2 when I realized how frightened I would be if I saw a woman out in the middle of the ocean. So I thought to myself, "Hey! I should ruin the beauteous image of mermaids for everyone!" And then I remembered that I already did. Hm.

Anyhow, here's my rendition of how a half-fish half-woman creature ought to appear. Pale, pasty skin, flat yellow eyes, sharp teeth, gills, and the inability to survive out of water. Hawt.

This piece was pretty fun to color. The sand is made of a radial gradient with three white gradients on top to make mounds. Similarly, the water was made from a murky-blue-transparent gradient, which reminds me: for beginner artists, remember that shallow water is clear. These waves turned out to be the funnest to draw for me, though I still need to refine the technique. Man, water is so exciting.

Made in Flash
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:icongirkirby:
Girkirby Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, still looks pretty cute to me. 10/10 would date her if it were possible
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:iconalias120:
alias120 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Artist
She seems fishy
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:iconsirweeb:
sirweeb Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
HAHA 
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:iconalias120:
alias120 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Student Artist
Lol
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:iconyorkienator:
yorkienator Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what I think of regular food
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love knows nothing really!
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SanAntonio501 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHA
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:icondannt52:
Dannt52 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha excelent!! XD  
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:iconchocostellar:
ChocoStellar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:icongothicbunny10000:
GothicBunny10000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like this is what all mermaids look like on the inside and the 'beauty' part is a disguise. :I
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Kannaa-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is so awesome! : D
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:iconricoachuhhar:
ricoachuhhar Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Dat face tho XD
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xXMinezillaXx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
LOL!:D (Big Grin) 
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! What a thoughtful description - I've learned more here than I've learned in some tutorials. ._.'

I recently dropped flash and switched over to a more Tablet suited program for drawing, but this is really neat and your little explanations and tricks really make sense. If I work in flash again any time soon I'll have to try that. :'3
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LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, how silly! I love how Kingdom Hearts was the inspiration!
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MarnieAngela24 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ya i saw that documentary about mermaids and it ruined my whole disney image of themJack Frost emoticom 
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voxumo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.. i have to admit this is mildy creepy but also i am glad someone finally decided to represent how a mermaid should really look. *Takes a Knife and stabs disney in the back* That is for lying about mermaids
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:iconmaruruu-chan:
Maruruu-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jajajaja excelent! XD
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:iconomatunto:
Omatunto Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Soo cute <3
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Missrockcantswim Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
xD
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:iconirinda:
iRinda Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
"Beauty in the water, angel on the beach
Ocean's daughter, I thought love was out of reach
'til I got her, had I known it could come true
I would have wished in '92, for a mermaid just like you" ~ Train

Can't help it. That song started immidiately in my mind when I saw this. ♥
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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:
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ThatInternetGirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I fucking love this.
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:iconxdb5:
XDB5 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Sexy mermaid is sexy
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:iconjeaniusness:
JEANiusness Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
every time I look at it I laugh. aww this made my day
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:iconxsummersan:
xSummerSan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Writer
She's gorgeous!
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:iconagnethafan:
AgnethaFan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think of MIchiru and Haruka in Sailor Moon
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:iconmeemki:
Meemki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, this like the time where I figured out that not every1 can draw :P
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:iconhannibalxbree:
hannibalxbree Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fricken hilarious.
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:iconrheiaamanga:
RheiaAManga Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's hilarious
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:iconm4ian:
M4IAN Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Put her back in the water, Dammit!
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:iconalice0227:
alice0227 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
EPIC.
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Chibiiirules Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student
SO EPIC- LIKE HOMESLICE
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:iconmaguusamurai:
maguusamurai Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wahahaha! >u< i love your sense of humor
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:iconcats-over-dogs:
Cats-over-Dogs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I want to say cute... but I'm not sure if that's really accurate. XD
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MentoreAntares Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
lol
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:iconao6xup6:
ao6xup6 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
HAHA, they are like L and Raito
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:iconego-kronos:
Ego-Kronos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
isnt that more of a siren then a mermaid?
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:iconzerlona:
Zerlona Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Hahaha!!!
Omg it made me laugh the whole day, people were staring at me if I was crazy ^_^ this is awesome
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:iconishms740:
ishms740 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmfao made me choke on my cereal :P
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:iconbrambleclaw23:
brambleclaw23 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haahhaahhahah :D
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:iconwyrdsisters:
WyrdSisters Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA *wipes away tear*
I love this... it's gonna give me nightmares
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:iconmariferi:
Mariferi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!~ She is super mega ultra mecha pretty!~ >W<
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:iconrusoluchka:
rusoluchka Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Hilarious!
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:icone-moshun:
e-moshun Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
just coz she's HIDEOUS doesn't mean she's not beautiful in the inside although she may be decomposing slowly.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as we all are
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