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Underwater by JesIdres Underwater by JesIdres
What would you do if you if you found a soulmate- but they weren't the same species? A fantastical Romeo and Juliet, of sorts but with fins versus lungs, rather than families. Just don't ask me what happened to her mask- maybe he can filter oxygen for her? (really I felt it took away from the stillness of the surprise of the intimacy). It's rather haunting, isn't it?

The picture itself was inspired by the song 'Underwater' by Vertical Horizon, off the album 'Go'. It starts with this repeating of two notes on the guitar and the vocals before bleeding into the music equiviant of the water rushing by your ears. Or maybe I'm just nutters.

I've drawn mermen before (this is specifically based off two of my characters Falair and Mela), even underwater- but never to this detail. I wanted to show this was more than half man/ half fish, so that's where the stripes, webbing and ears come into play. I also figured that if there was going to be less of a fish tail and more of a shark tail, allowing for more streamlining. The background crashed my computer 2 times. I really was working a bit too detailed. Wooooops.

Full working time: 30-40 hours; Pilot fineliner, Wacom Tablet, Photoshop.
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TheUnnoticedDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
breathtaking!!
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Nightwalker50 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She won't need to breathe as long as the merman holds / embraces her.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe....
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CraneWonkaVampire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
wow thats so beautiful! <3 very pretty
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Followerofstars Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Student General Artist
Finish it!! Please?
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Followerofstars Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Student General Artist
Ohhhh . . .theres got to be a story behind this
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
There is, I'm way too lazy to finish it.
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Followerofstars Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Student General Artist
hmm, i think she dives there often and he watches her and now he got the courage to show himself!! :)
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destinykitty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer the more fish-like merpeople, so this is cool. I like what you did with his details, especially the green on his fingers. That's something I don't think I've seen before - very cool. Her hair looks very nice too.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Come back soon- I'll be posting commission mermaid stuff, so more is on the way!
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djfox- Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
This is a wonderful image. I`m glad to see that I`m not the only one with a "sharkman" concept. :3 :heart:
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ScatterbrainFox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
the glossy shine reall fits his skin/her suit.
the background is nicely done with the water surface visible, alas the computer crashed so often.

I know that song... I just never listened to it carefully, I hardly remember what it sounds like o_O I feel the need to re-listen to it again though, thanks to your pic :XD:
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Hyel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
I think this is lovely. Especially the look in her eye. One never sees enough woman/merman, it's traditionally just man/mermaid.

Also, it's a relief to see someone else takse 30-40 hours to finish a detailed colour piece, too. So many people report that they finish a gorgeous digital painting in three hours. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me.
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solipherus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I like his streamlined design
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
Nice work on him with his aquatic traits! Maybe he can transform her somehow...maybe enable her to breathe water and grow webs between her fingers and toes!
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dracodarkarma Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
Jes, that is just. . .amazing beyond words
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IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
Words cannot explain how cool I think this is. :D F*cking awesome.
Love it, love it, love it.

AP
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kitetsu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
Hmmm... what happened to the other arms?
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional General Artist
Shhhhhh! Damnit, don't ask things like that!
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kitetsu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
whoops! :-P
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kitetsu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
this is awesome! the renders are good, the anatomy's very good, and the colors are amazing! :-)
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IglikaSilverstream Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
Wow!!! Just GREAT!!! :thumbsup::D I think this is the best of your artwork I had ever seen! Everything is just perfect - their expressions, their poses, the colors and the coloring, the shadows, the background, and espesially the light coming from above - everything is just great!!!! I absolutely like the tender passion in his gesture! I'll :+fav: it! I had never heard the song, which inspired you, but I'll try to find it, I'm curious to hear it.
(and I can't help but... begging you - please draw something like this for Zee and Ro... Pleeease!)
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