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Mermaid Kiss by sythiar Mermaid Kiss by sythiar
This came out rather well. I really like the lighting.

There is a whole lot of story behind this picture. Actually as with many of my pictures, the story always comes before the illustration.
I won't go into any details here though (and I doubt I will ever write it down). In this particular scene, however, the heroine is poisoned and a mermaid kisses her to cleanse the body of the poison. The reason why the mermaid is covered with corals and all kinds of sea life, is because she's royalty. The corals are a symbol of her class in this particular culture. Other merfolk cultures see these adornments as a rather foppish manner of self-decoration. And then there are also those who use tattoos or self-mutilation as a way of fulfilment. Needless to say that they are considered barbarians.

Time: 20-25 hours
Listening: "The picture of Dorian Gray" audio book
Special: I managed to get the rock done with very little reference

Detail shots and a WIP are coming soon.
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welliAR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Genius! All Arts are very impressive. Just like the person who made it ;)
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sythiar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right! Now I know who you are, you joker. :D
Thanks again for the comment.
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sythiar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um... thanks, I guess. ^^; I don't know you, though, do I?
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sandcastler Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
What an exotic mermaid!! She certainly looks at home at sea with that anatomy. Her hands would look awesome with webbing between her fingers, too.
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sythiar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the comment. I appreciate it. (Also: sorry for the late answer... ^^ I was busy.)
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spotted-cat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cool! I love the mermaid.
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sythiar Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! :)
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spotted-cat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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barbaramj Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I think that a real mermaid's kiss would be right like this. Well done! ;)
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