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Deep Silver by TheCrobot Deep Silver by TheCrobot
Yet another one of my mermaid designs. I was really happy with how the foreshortening on the legs and arm turned out in my sketch of her, so much so that I decided to color it.

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Illustrator CS5
Pen Gradient Blend Pathfinder
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Neat
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Vonsiel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is legit, sonnn. she looks almost like a zora. do those inspire your designs at all? :U
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Digital Artist
When I was originally developing my design for mer-people, Zoras were a major part of the inspiration. Or course, I left room for my mer people to be much, much more colorful.
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Vonsiel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought so!! still super cool, sir. c:
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keren-or Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice design! Cool lines.
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Jess-Bot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting hair, ear.. thingies :P
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
They're unique organs that sense aquatic depth, assist with orientation, and sense vibrations in the water. Their ears are internal and behind the tendrils. Also their oilfactory glands are in their mouths.
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Jess-Bot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you really think these thinks through. Roles reversed my answer probably would have been 'tentacles that look cool'.
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I also have descriptions for how they functionally swim fast, how they alternate between gills and lungs, how their society is structured, a good 700 years of historical lore, and of course -- why females have breasts yet no nipples.
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Jess-Bot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that last one is actually a good point, given that I'd imagine they're sired from eggs as self sufficient creatures.
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Digital Artist
They're warm blooded mammals that give live birth. Their breasts produce milk but the delivery method is different. When they're lactating, the front surface of the breast becomes porous. The larger "delivery space" is meant to accommodate babies relatively large mouths that Merkin spend most of their lives growing into.
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Jess-Bot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite similar to nipples actually, they react to the sound of a baby crying and become porous. That's why you can get these little pad things for women breastfeeding, so they don't accidentally destroy their shirts while out and about haha.

Here's another question, are the large boned like a whale, smalled boned like a fish or cartilage like a shark or an octopus?
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Their skeleton is actually very similar to that of a human, the major exception being that their fins are actually supported by cartilage so they can "flow" through the water more easily. The flaring protrusions on through the sides of their skull are also cartilage.
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NocturnalZombi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:la: :la: :la: Yessss good.
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Give her a name if you want.
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NocturnalZombi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
8D

Nadja


idk I looked through some German and Russian names. I Suck at naming awesome stuff, never think the names are good enough. .-.
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TheCrobot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Ah. Sounds fine to me. Fitting for a mermaid name.
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NocturnalZombi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:3
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