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October 5, 2012
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monsterBOY 05: merman by fydbac monsterBOY 05: merman by fydbac
30day monster girl boy challenge: [link]
challenge day: 05- mermaid. merman
All monsterboys: [link]
Medium: photoshop cs

I wanted something new...for ME anyway. I've never seen a indian/african-ish mermaid. Black on "black" is a no brainer cliche to me, but I rarely see it. So I gave myself a pass. And I rarely, if ever, do mermaids this close to the western traditional versions.

story time/
The last time I did a mermaid this close to the traditional western depiction was in kindergarden or pre-school (can't remember exactly, but I know I was but 5 or 6).

I do remember the image i did though: it was a bunch of mermaid who were killing sailers for polluting their home. I remember I drew mermaids with a red tail who were the "executioners". They har long as red nails. the sailer had cuts and were bleeding and such to.

I wish I still had it somewhere.
/story time

Another thing...this is the first intentional eye candy I did completely for myself. I tried for a merman who (if I was a more trusting person, and if I was a man), that I would fall for if I was a pirate or sailer in the old/ancient days.

AND, I tried taking a feminine-type pose and making it masculine.
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Gorgeous! I love his expression and the complimenting color of his fins and tail. Ooh, hello there.
pamuraidono Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastmic! *_*
This is awesome!!!!
Wow, I love the tail you've designed!
RaquelSumeragi Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist

Great job!!!!
mzclark Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yeah that's one that isn't going back to sea. I'm glad you thought of yourself on this one.
Thunderscape-7 Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so hot. there aren't enough mermen art out there
Vampasaurus Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. All the details are just amazing. Each time I look I find something else I really love. the scars, the transparent fins, the subtle scale markings, that everything!
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