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"Ariel" by SURFACEART "Ariel" by SURFACEART
....a rough commission I did some years back....my take on Hans Christian Anderson's "the Little Mermaid".
*Graphite on bristol
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LadyBloodDove Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Can I color this?

With Love

Lady BloodDove

THE SILENCE SPEAKS
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Go ahead, although may prove difficult with what I have posted.....I didn't do it in ink and this was the only scan I had of it. :/
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LadyBloodDove Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It may take awhile, but I'll link you too it when I'm done!

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Lady BloodDove

THE SILENCE SPEAKS
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like this Ariel a lot.
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blackhellcat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
She has lost her bra and now horny men all want her!=3
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Artist
I don't think clothing would have mattered... ;)
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's the way mermaids are SUPPOSED to be dammit!
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Artist
oh I agree Marissa-whole heartedly. ;)
Glad you like her and thanks for faving her :)
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
'welcome!
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PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Awsome!!
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Artist
why thank you very much-glad ya like her :)
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PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Welcome!!
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Arista Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Whoa she really lovely here I loved the story growing up and I like how you did her tail, just very magical about her. I mean you really nailed it on the mark i think. ^^ I hope the person was happy with it ^^
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Artist
thanks, glad ya like her...and yes the client was very pleased with it, it's one of my nicer con sketches, I'm not usually comfortable drawing at conventions-like drawing at home where I can relax more and concentrate on the work.
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elen89 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
nicely drawn :D
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Artist
...why thank you very much elen :)
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KittysTavern Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very pretty. There's a nice flow to the piece. Sometimes it's hard to get animal parts to work right with a human torso, but you did a really good job of making them work!
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Artist
...thanks!
I drew this at a convention, not the most comfortable of environments for me, but this was one of my better results, plus the client was happy with it-in fact he was a huge Disney fan, told him I worked for Disney and that I can do their version of the character, but he requested my adaptation...although at the end I was sorely tempted to add "Flounder" and "Sebastian" to the piece.
Agreed! animorphic characters are a challenge, haven't tackled a Centaur yet but I'm sure it will be a small nightmare when I get it...
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KittysTavern Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hehe.. my first convention I ever had a table at my second commission was of a sexy topless female. I was wo nervous and uncomfortable drawing her there. Ah, memories... It doesn't really bother me now since I do have an entire portfolio of soft-core hentai except when there are kids around, then I feel like I have to be constantly looking over my shoulder. Plus now I'm all about making the client happy so I'm not really uncomfortable drawing a lot of things as long as it makes the client happy (I do have limits though!).

I can understand why the client was happy with her. You did a good job on her!

You work for Disney? That's neat.

I've only drawn some catgirls, mermaids and a couple nagas. In 3D, I've done mermaids, centaurs, nagas, and even a frog queen and every time it seems to be a bit of a challenge no matter how many of that creature I've done before. The worst part about the centaurs for me is that horse anatomy is so different from anything I normally work with. I'm sure you'll do great though!
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Artist
....I wasn't really nervous...just physically uncomfortable, I'm just used to working on my drafting table, at cons I'm leaning a board on a flat table plus there is the inevitable accidental table bump which can screww up things. I've seen artists ink and paint things at cons...just not that brave!
Worked for Disney, but not as an artist, pretty hard to impossible to get into especially If you don't have any formal art training or education, no I worked in the parks, specifically the Disney/MGM Studios-for 5 years.
What is a Naga?
thanks Kitty :D
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KittysTavern Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ah yes, working at cons can be frustrating. Small, unideal work spaces make it hard.
Working at MGM Studios would be cool. It's one of my favorite parks there.
A naga is a half human/half snake. They're depicted differently depending on the mythology but mostly have a human torso with a snake like tail instead of legs (think a mermaid on land). Here's a wiki article if you want to read more [link] Too much info, isn't it? I do that...
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artist
not at all KittyKat thanks for the info.
I'm partial to "Animal Kingdom" now more relaxing plus can sit there all day and sketch animals
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KittysTavern Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
I used to watch Animal Kingdom all the time (back when I had time to watch TV) so I can definitely understand that ;)
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tanglong Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuurrrkkhhh...i wish this is the ariel that disney should reanimate~
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Ritualist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet. Looks very realistic. :thumbsup:
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