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Flying Water by BlackPixiDust Flying Water by BlackPixiDust
Hello peoples of DA! How are you? Seriously. I want to know. Because it feels like I haven't been around in forever!!! AUGH! I mean, I know I have - it's just that I haven't, well, done anything since ... well ... last month... Ugh. Pathetic people skills or what? But here I am, back from the North Pole in the lower 48 with a special drawing for you!

OH-KAY! So it's been an even LONGER time since I've drawn a mermaid. However, I've always held the belief that just like how you can tell a asian person is asian by their face or a Russian person is Russian by their facial features, the same concept is applied to my mermaids with their tails. Basically, the different types of tails can tell you where that mermaid is from. This particular tail and wing-like fins behind the shoulder blades are common characteristics of the mermaids of the Indian Ocean. With spike - but almost feather like, fins running down her hips then fanning out into a spineless, almost flower-like tail, this mermaid isn't known for her speed or fighting ability but rather elegance. :3

I LOVED drawing her back and LOVED how it turned out. I mean ... for me ... it's like ... as perfect as I could wish to get XD Of course I'm sure there are mistakes but to me this was the greatest back I'd ever managed to do. Loooots of rough drafts for this one. Oh - and I loved designing her 'wings' and tail. <3

Hope you all enjoy!

Salene and pic (c) Lafia. BlackPixiDust. Me. Myself. Obviously not you. How else can I put it? o.0 Just don't steal peoples!!!

PS= If I was super cool I would have made some kind of water-like scene for her to be existing in complete with bubbles and everything. But, well... I'm obviously not XD SORRY.
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SirDavis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
WOW! yet another stuning peice of work and fantastic use of colour and skin tones. Good show :)
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BlackPixiDust Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! At first the skin tones were kind of anywhere and everywhere on her back so I ended up selecting only her back and dying it very slowly at the same shade around 5% opacity so everything ended up blending a little better :3 And it worked! Yay!

Sorry I didn't respond to this in a more timely mannor :/

Have an amazing day!
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reirei18 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009   General Artist
so this is the mermaid ur saying... whoa... i love the composition.. the design is so pretty even though it's just the back.. love the wing-like fins and frills on the tail.. <3

this is great.. im curious to see how she looks in front.. ;p
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BlackPixiDust Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist
I couldn't get Salene's expression right so at the end of an hour trying I was like, "You know what? I need to wrk on my backs anyway -_="... so I flipped her around. I think it's because I started out with the front that her back turned out to proportional. Cuz most times my backs end up being too skinny of boxy... *sigh*. I'm such a finniky artist XD Sometimes awesome stuff like this will happen and I'll have no idea how I did it. I'm all, "Magical pencils? o.0"

lol - but thank you. YES. The wings. Ah - I wish I had those. Even though they look... kind of useless for anything other than looking pretty XD lol!
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reirei18 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009   General Artist
lol.. cosplay.. thats why cosplay exists.. heheh.. someone just want to make my uniform worn by rei guy and she'll cosplay it as hitsugaya toshiro.. lol.. can u believe that..?! my uniform for cosplay..... and i thought i want to be the first to try it out but someone beat me to it.. XD

heheh.. i am mostly the same.. like how i did most of my stuff are unexplainable.. i even surprise myself sometimes.. XD but its good that u got it right.. *^^* i dont think i've never done a bare back yet.. lol.. urs is flawless.. sexy back.. ;p
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StormOfInsanity Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
it's gorge <33
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BlackPixiDust Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist
gorge? Never heard that one before lol! But ... thank you? XD I guess? I THINK? Because there are hearts .... *so beyond bewildered*

YAY SEECHY!!!!
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StormOfInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
eehee. gorge=gorgeous? i guess i could say gorg, but then it sounds like some robot and you cant even get the gee sound out. but then again gorge reminds of me gore. gaahh i need to make up better vocab >.<
:D
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BlackPixiDust Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist
S'kay, technically I still use a LOT of made up words from the ancient land of neopets that we used in our guild. lol - and I'm pretty sure most people wish I wouldn't in everyday conversation but still... it's the thought that counts ^^
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StormOfInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
owo really? funtimes. mmmm. i totally forget those words...remind me again? ;)
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