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EDIT: See bolded links below for drawing videos
Also added some atmospheric perspective to the city to emphasize its distance
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Okay, a story for this one:

um...

So it finally happens. California sinks into the ocean (though it is due to rampant commercialism gone horribly wrong, and not tectonic activity.) Moments before their tragic deaths, millions of Californians stress out and vomit into the ocean. It is very gross. All the vomit and stress just causes more people to vomit. The ocean turns chunky pink.

Fish smell the vomit and corpses from miles away and come to nibble at it. The great migration catches the attention of a young mermaid who comes to investigate. She comes ands investigates and discovers that California has sunk into the ocean. That's interesting, she thinks, and swims away to resume entertaining her house guest (a seal whom she rudely left behind. She realizes suddenly that she should have invited it to come along, and that now she would have to apologize and make it up somehow).

Supposedly there is a great commotion above sea level about what happened, but that is the end of the story as far as the fish lady is concerned.

Oh, and her name is Mirmayde. Her parents were not very clever.


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The main reason for this pic was so I could record the making of it. Links and details here:

Part 1
Part 2

Recorded with CamStudio
Recorded @ 4 fps, playback @ 30 fps (i.e. - 7.5x speed)
Total time: 14 minutes (video); 106 minutes (reality)
Video only (play some music while you watch)


For anyone wondering what it looks like to draw in Flash, now you can see! In blinding speed that is of little or no help at all! Since the video is not very useful in this regard, I have chosen to present this to you as a "this is my drawing process" video as opposed to a "this will explain something" tutorial.

Regrettably very early on something went wrong with the capture and the cursor appears as a pointy-hand for the rest of the video. You will no longer know what tools I am using unless you watch the toolbar on the left.

So anyhow, the video briefly chronicles everything from conception (I did not know what I was going to draw when I began recording) to completion (except for a few touch-ups I made afterward).

Well, I hope you enjoy it. I chose to draw a lineless piece since I figured most of you have seen lined art drawn before.

Made in Flash CS4
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ShadowNight9 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Student Artist
Beautiful
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xdarkwingY Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
shes adorable!Edit: Mirmayde is adorable! i hope her life will be well! dont get ill from the vomit óxò
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Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017   Digital Artist
ALL THE TITS YOU DID THIS IN FLASH! :iconsurpriseplz:
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:iconcrystal-secret:
Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017   Digital Artist
You know I feel your pain, that floor and rocks coloring part @  w  @;
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Sunscakesprinkle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
amazing :D! it`s adorable!
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Atkocaitis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome. I love it 😀👍
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Flitoria Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
wow! 0.0 REALLY COOL!!!
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Cashagon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the pic, but the story was just hilarious!
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ShannonxNaruto Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :D
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tom65hg Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Very cute :meow:
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WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
your work is amazing!!!! your a very good cartoonist. befor i clicked i really thought it was part of some kids, show.(or an adult cartoon.)
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:iconfullerjames:
fullerjames Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
this picture is cool
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Mikisakiiro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I will never be able to fathom the amazingness of your art.
The color scheme and the background and the everything else is just so kjasdhfhfhfjf awesomee
And you did it without lineart?? Gah why are you so good.
Also I would like to draw your Mirmayde if that is alright.
I really like her outfit and tail and such.
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Be my guest.
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thereallinebyline Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I feel a little silly coming in 3 years after the fact just to chime in with an "I like this too" comment to appease the DeviantArt etiquette machine, but I honestly can't think of anything constructive to say. If there's anything you could have improved, I don't know what it would be. Nice work.
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WolfySM Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the pose is amazing!
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abby636931 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really awesome picture! i need to learn how to draw as good as you!!!!!!!
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is the most exclamation I've seen in a comment in years!
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abby636931 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is that a good thing? Sorry it took forever to reply!!!!
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, not really. One "!" would be enough to convey excitement. 2-3 can be used to emphasize exceptional excitement or volume. Any more than that is probably excessive.

Punctuation is the seasoning of your words - if you use it right you can really enhance the flavor of your message, but too much will make it painful to swallow.
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abby636931 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok! Thanks!
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Baxterbender Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
NOT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





ownt.
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sashan-chan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I absolutely love the detail in her tail and fins. Great job on everything in this one.
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I like her outfit.
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is made from edible kelp!
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
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I MUST STEAL ALL OF HER EDIBLE KELP SWEATERS.
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dripz2012 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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redrosabell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional
this is a great pic I loved it!
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shae-luvs-xei163 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is really good!!!
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salamandraa Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I loved the dimmed color scheme! <3
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Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. THis is gorgeous. I usually love your drawings for the humor as well as the art (I am not saying your art is crummy, I am saying that I automatically look for the humorous story behind them), but this one just caught my eye and made me stare. It is beautiful. I love the pose and the depth, and the colorscheme and mer design are just really nice. (Agh, adjective fail.) Lovely job, Johnsu. And I do love the fact that her name is Mirmayde.
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FrostedNight Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
you inspired me to try out my new flash program XD
I was like~
OOO bone tool .____.
Ah~ I can make gifs now!
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GenXAnime1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
amazing!
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Hollowedsuicide Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist
I thought she was all 'OMG A TAIL!?' cause it looked like she was staring at it...
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Cloverdeer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student
love the pic~ :) but after i read the desription: ((O_O))

UGH!!!~ XP thats just sick~ XP
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Nishido Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome. It's simply awesome.
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Liedwind Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You are really good, and I think you have a great software to do it.
Good continuation.
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jojo-again Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING
that a truly amazing picture
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PewterKat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've seen a lot of fish girls, but this one really stands out. It's beautiful. :3
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KreyyZKitty Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
This is sooo cool D8 <3
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dark6prince Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Nice. Love the coloring and the detail of her tail, very nice
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cerimair Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
i was completely fascinated by your video. you master light very well :)
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kawaii-ongiri Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
awesome!!!!!!!!! :turbopoke: :love: :wow:
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