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Little mermaid got her legs by AnaDalle Little mermaid got her legs by AnaDalle
Personal interpretation of the fable of Andersen (nothing to do with the Disney's version)
in Art Nouveau style.

Mixed media,
pencils, ink, digital textures and retouch.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-11
Little mermaid got her legs by =AnaDalle ( Suggested by SaloGuardione and Featured by deshrubber )
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This is absolutely stunning work! I Love the bold outlines and use of penmanship, along with the eye sweeping layout!!!

The subtle use, and blend of colors is a nice added touch as well seeing as one color compliments the other, and adds to the fact that it makes this girl the "Lil Mermaid" (since there are so many takes on her ^u^)

Although it is a nice use, the colors seem to almost mesh with the monotone matte color of the very (very) background, although it is Darkened at the edges and lighted up at the center to have it focus on her.
More contrast may have been nice, or a slightly different texture to make it more diverse, however it does not take away from the picture in ANY slight way~ :heart:

I also especially ADORE how you had added the bones and candy skull layout on her emphasizing That not only is this her new anatomy, but adding a darker feel into the story.

And the fish in the corner not only hints at her fishy~tail :heart: it adds just a little unique flair to the picture, so the eye is not drawn to just the girl in the center, which is a really nice added touch.

All in all absolutely Breathtaking work!
:iconryojidaisyplz: Thank you for sharing!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
39 out of 42 deviants thought this was fair.

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Congrats on the DD.

Personally, I think there is way too much going on here. I don't really know where to look, it starts to look like a melange of pop culture "artsy" things. Details like the flower in her hair, or the mexican style skull, and even the fish distract from the skeleton that you have superimposed on her body, the art nouveau back ground, and the fact that you made her sash a wave. That stuff is really cool!

I'm going to hit the art nouveau bg now. If you were going to go for art nouveau, that really would have been the place to get wild and creative, but it seems like you just kind of slapped it on there arbitrarily. just as an "oh hey" to art nouveau.

You have good technique and there were a lot of great ideas but you either trivialized them or didn't carry them out to completion. This deviation did catch my eye and I like it, despite my criticism, just to make that very clear.
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leochemist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Love it!!
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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prisoner65611 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Very cool
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:iconmgresa:
MGRESA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
bonito
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you again!
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:iconmgresa:
MGRESA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
bonito
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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amygdalon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
(:
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kurobei Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. Nice take on the original.
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:iconandhikaichsan:
andhikaichsan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this for too much ... was a great idea for the work... :D
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Vicky-Pandora Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This artwork is amazing !!
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! :blush:
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:iconvicky-pandora:
Vicky-Pandora Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome <3
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Yorona Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I love it so much!
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you dear! (:
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Yorona Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
You're very welcome >//w//<
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:iconkaoiel:
kaoiel Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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LulusArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
great work and concept, i love the art nouveau style here
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! :blush:
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pinkpotatochips Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Really interesting work! I love the colors & tones and also the style of your work. Well done!
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looove muted color schemes like this.
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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DanB-Graphic-and-Web Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
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AnaDalle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, thank you!
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Mend30012 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your picture in my journal :)
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you! I'm so glad ^^
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kartiksharma Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Love it ♥
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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zomfibame Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
cool mix of influences, and mighty well executed.
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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JMGPG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I think it's an amazing work who inteligently combines tenderness ad creepiness, lige and death (as the tale itself), but also artistically I can see some deco influences mixed with oriental art (the fish and sea foam), and the wholesome is really stunning.
Great wrk. Congratulations!
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AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, thank you so much, I'm happy to hear such things (:
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vintagemeadows Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Such a striking piece.
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you dear ^^
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lenicofr016 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Mucha, so nice
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
art nouveau :heart: thanks
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
:wow: This is beautiful. It so deserves a DD:heart: I really love how much detail you have in this drawing. The bones are amazing. Its a very nice detail that you put in that in my opinion really makes the drawing. The theme is wonderful .
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much ^^
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Your very welcome
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional
A very interesting piece - it immediately caught my eye when I went to your page and it definitely deserves the Daily Deviation :) I find it intriguing that the leg bones are shown as broken - is this linked to the original story in which every step she took on land was in fact agonizing?
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AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes, the original story had a important meaning on this piece. I'm glad you noticed about it.
and thank you for you nice words ^^ :hug:
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional
You're most welcome - so nice to come across someone else who has insight into original darker fairy tales. I enjoyed your unique take on it here :) Keep up the good work!
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Faerie-s Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
So amazing! brilliant penwork, really detail and perfected. I love the way you draw hair and water ^_^
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:iconanadalle:
AnaDalle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awww, thanks! :blush:
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camarock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Artist
f*king amazing =,.=
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