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Little Mermaid by Eranthe Little Mermaid by Eranthe
For once, I tried to make the center of attention not at a dress but at a background. Of course, I wanted to kill myself for it. As much as I love Ariel, I loved the andersen's tale better. She dissolved into the water and turned to daughter of air. I feel that this version is much more meaningful than Disney's. It wasn't just about love, it was about her wanting to explore the world, wanting to know more about the world, and her curiosity. She did meet her end for love, but it was also about a promise of a soul in the afterlife.

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Given 2013-05-05
Little Mermaid by *Eranthe
The suggester said: "The crisp lines and vivid colors give a dynamic feeling to this great piece! Take a look at the rest of this colorful gallery!" ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by sTiViA )
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marikadaa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just amazing! *O*
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KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Did you know that the sea wo=itch had cut out the little mermaid's tongue as payment and when she walks her feet bleeds because it feels like walking on sharp knives? 
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LuvHades5 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
She's amazing!!! I love the blue and that you actually cover her upper torso (I don't like it when girl's don't have a top on).

SOOO COOL!!!
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a big fan of naked drawings XD
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
So pretty :)
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thx <333
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
You're welcome :) :hug:
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Wolfman18x Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love  colors  wooooouuuuuuuuuuooooooo 
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty ^^
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RDzone4 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, first of all sorry for taking your image and draw it without your permission.
Is that I passed and charm and draw me without knowing who I was creating ... Although I did not stay as beautiful as your digital drawing.
I hope you do not mind. I'm giving the credits of the picture and all ... but if it bothers you so one or displeases you, let me know and I imediatamente drawing photo off my account.
And I congratulate you ... for what little I have seen an incredible Galaria
and excuse my bad English, I'm using a translator.

íSaludos!
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! that was a very nice drawing! thank you for drawing it! 
Thanks a lot for the crediting back and  continue your nice work!
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RDzone4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing .... I'm glad you did not mind ...
Thank you and hope you continue with your beautiful images
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wungmei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
wooow! i like it and i love the wave/water
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LuciaLucy26 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love It :D
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww ty <333
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fencingchick Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love her hair the blue is really nice!
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww ty <333
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angelheart007 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
WOW so beautiful :D
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww ty <3333
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Luna77770 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Hold on a second,wasn't the little mermaids hair red? Its really beautiful thoughNod 
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's disney's version~
mine is based on the original fairy tale
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Luna77770 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
sweet,i think i like your version betterNod 
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thegreenyeun95 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Beautiful Little Mermaid. ^^ But poor her. ;n; (hugs and comforts both Little Mermaid and Eranthe at the same time :comfort: )
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww~!! I get a hug hahahahha!!!

when i was drawing her, i was also in tears; it was too long to draw
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thegreenyeun95 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
It's okay. I still love your drawing.
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ThePreciousDino Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I love how you represented her differently. It's all so gorgeous!
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in the original one, she was very sad ><
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Rayaite Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! What so you use to draw these?
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
paint tool sai and photoshop XD
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You did an awesome job!
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty <333
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee:
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TablierMotoki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are just amazing! It should have taken you hours! Congratulations! It is just gorgious!
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i lvoe details XD! when I draw the lineart, it was fun! but then i got to coloring, i just wanted to kill myself XD
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UtauHoshina-and-Il Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never knew the original story of Ariel and I agree that it is much better, a lot of Disney movies (excluding Pirates of the Caribbean) are way too predictable and similar. The water is truly amazing and I think this may just be one of my favourite works on deviantART:)
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww!!! thanks so much!
I think that disney story, despite the abundant clitche, is good for younger kids who dream of a perfect ending. beautiful, perfect, and everything will turn out alright and live happily ever after. though it's unrealistic, it at least give them a good impression of the world before they get squashed by reality. lololol!!!
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UtauHoshina-and-Il Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I see your point. I mean I loved most of the Disney movies when I was younger, especially the Little Mermaid, lol:) Ariel was my role-model at the time, and I guess because I now know what the real worlds like I can't really think of Disney the same way. Of course, I can admire the art though:D
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Eranthe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sad that things get old as we grow older. but good times are still good times XD
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0Umizu0 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Really beautiful n.n You did a great job representing that moment when she turns into a daughter of air :3
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Eranthe Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww ty <333
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Love the pattern and design in the water :)
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Eranthe Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww ty <333
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Meiko55 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
It's awesome!! ^^

How do u draw that?? ^^
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Eranthe Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sai and photoshop xD?
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Meiko55 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
oh I see ^^
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Eranthe Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww ty <3
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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marikadaa Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome^^
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