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Tainted black by sakimichan Tainted black by sakimichan
fun character concept, always wanted to paint a dark mermaid *_*... This was fun.


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NoNeedForNames Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I bet this is what the little mermaid would look like if Tim Burton, Lars Von Trier and American McGee got their hands on it.
I love this dark gothic style mermaid I must say. Epic (^_^)
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yayang098 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Loving it^^
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I love the dark theme to this. I find the darkness more alluring.
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MonneKiakia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how cool >w<
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xarisCene-RawR Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
if you add a glowy yellowish orange light right in the upper left corner, it would look like Ariel giving up her voice scene :3
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Lambs-Bread Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning
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madebyMylena Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
looks really cool!! :A: 
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acri8dmody Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
oh my god I LOVE this!
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echonym Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
nice color and detail seems almost real.
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Mira109 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Love 
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Sweet-Syrup Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh...beautiful
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Phlark Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
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Phantasiea Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Would you mind if I used your idea for a tattoo?
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Akenatyl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
The tip of the tail is amazingly beautiful.
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am3tur3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Such a pretty mermaid!!!!!
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I love what you did with her hair!
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KingToasty39 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Ooh another favorite.! :headbang:
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Kiyenna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Her eyes are so stark. It's fantastic!
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ZeldaHatter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
ig she's sad because she didnt come from an orange :( XD
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mangamaniac6693 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a Masterpiece
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xsebby-chu93 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job as always!! Your work never disappoints me :)
this drawing reminds me of a book i am currently reading. it has a dark story and it's about mermaids!
haha
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Lupa12 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
What is the book called?!
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xsebby-chu93 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter :)
it is a trilogy with 2 books at the moment ^^ it's really nice, so i recommend it :)
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Lupa12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Cool :) I will have a look at the local library
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Hannahbelle-the-Mink Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is she crying blood? I love how the dark contrasts with her red eyes and how her scales and fins reflect light!
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onyxen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Stunning, I love the Manet-tentacle- hair. And the tail is just beautifully drawn, you have such a good eye for the little details.
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Bleeding-Raindrops Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely LOVE this
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maidenknight Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the way how it's gothic.,

the details on the tail is cool too.,
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stjimmyrocks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the idea of a dark mermaid. good job!
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Urtear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the most pretty one I've seen so far :D
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asdfneingag Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
waaw, meerrrmaaaiiid =3
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Charli02 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work^^
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LittleOne616 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
AMAZING!!! :)
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viya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love all of the textures in this! Amazing!
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Soscha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
wow; I really love this one Ö
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MadameNemo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So damn beauty! ♥ compliments! :)
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Jamielevansfiction Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
love it! would love to use it in my next book!
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Captive-Hearts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Soooo very cool <3 She's like Ursula, if Ursula were pretty and non-creepy. Anyways, I love the shine and shade of the tail. The hair is really unique, too. Great job as usual! <3
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KittyCAT2330 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea..... If you want to draw another dark mermaid look up sirens their mermaids that eat peoples flesh..... Good picture though are those tentacles attached to her hair?
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
WoW! Beautiful! :love:
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautyful work!:heart:

It would be my honor to feature your work in:iconhigh-vision:

Regards,

Claudia
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
This is a cool concept. I think it's been rare that I've seen a "dark" mermaid that wasn't some sort of horrific creature of the deep. While those can be nice some time, I am enjoying this gothic style mermaid here. And all those eerie, I-don't-even-know-what-to-call-them that stick out of her hair, like writhing locks of film or something. It really is ghastly. Those are some super neat tattoos, as well as how her black tail's scales shine like light off spilled ink. And of course, I love the octopus slinking about in the upper left corner.

I particularly like how her fin seems to have a bit of spectral sheen in it, while the rest of her's monochrome (excepting the red bits). It's as if there's still a tiny bit of light left in her, which still just might possibly have a chance...

Very nice piece.
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
love mermaids... she's so captivating... beautiful
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Mintsteak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   General Artist
I don't even know what to say anymore... >///////<
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holimacaroni Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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MajoSushi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful!!
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