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Mermaid by NathanRosario Mermaid by NathanRosario
This painting is based on a sketch I made about a month earlier. Lately I've been doing paintings straight up in Photoshop without a line drawing underneath and using one layer (or as few as possible). Why? you ask... no real reason. I'm enjoying the process and I'm doing work faster this way.
C+C is always welcome.

Edit: Made some changes to the lighting and sky in order to bring more focus on the mermaid and add to the mood.
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MusingStar Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
You're very welcome.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks!
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MusingStar Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
This piece will be featured on our facebook page! Please stop by sometime, like the page and share it. Thank you for your work!

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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! Thanks!
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I love her exotic looking fishy fins & webbed fingers!
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asari13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
se eat humans sailors
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manofallart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
great painting.
well done
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
You've been featured: gryffgirl.deviantart.com/journ…
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Aweseome!  Thanks for remembering that canon mermaids were malevolent and deadly!
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GalindatheGiddy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorites yet.
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llinute Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my journal [link] :iconbeauroseplz:
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweet
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GaB0TiC0 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a SICK picture!!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like her!
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maidofmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I lvoe this! I love mermaid, but they're not just pretty, they are beasts and i love that you made her what she is :D
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psylockefan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thank GOD I found this!

I was getting so tired of all of the same types of "pretty" mermaid stuff....
This is FANTASTIC! I love the fact that you went with a more scary tone with it...Much more like true myths, where mermaids were seen as beautiful, yet also seen as scary, deadly creatures....
This is so great!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the gills! Nice touch!
So nice....KEEP IT UP!
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Latin007 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
:)
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Latin007 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Awesome
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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gothickoneko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
me likey
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Wicked Masterpiece!!!
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   General Artist
:)
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I appreciate your comments on this painting.
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   General Artist
I like the gills and fins on the mermaid, and the texture of this. it looks like an oil painting.
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delinquit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
always emagined them more... cuddly :d great picture
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You get such watercolory results out of your PS stuff. I just don't have an eye for that kind of stuff.
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zimliam Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
this was done really well.
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j6ckrabbit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
This is worth millions !!!!... Nice job
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Wandio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
One badass mermaid, man.
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fakebny123 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
All I know is that the skeleton is smiling... gee, wonder why? xD
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Avatar-do-Grafite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Fabulous work!
It's hard to see anithing new about mermaids, but this piece do the work! The composition it's great, and the water its perfect too! There are a atmosphere that make the watcher to feel the scene, and the details of the background and the mermaid itself are really great!

Congratulations!
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NEON8988 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Spectacular love the details.:)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome...love your colors!
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional
Awesome work, man!
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Lenaick Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
sorry for the bug...
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Lenaick Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Amazing work! I really like the atmosphere!
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Lenaick Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
amasing work! I really like the atmosphere!
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Arnilo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I know it's all about mermaid, but shipwreck and skeleton are best. Not mentioning sea, which really "lives" here.
So yeah, in this picture, called "Mermaid", mermaid is a background in my opinion. Isn't that weird?
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