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Part of That World by joshwmc Part of That World by joshwmc
I never, ever want to look at the ocean waves again……..ever. It was murder painting these waves and was possibly the most laborious element I’ve ever painted. Decided to get back into some illustration as it’d been some time since I last did something substantial. Had this idea a few years back to do ‘real life’ interpretations of animated films/TV series but never really went beyond rough concepts and sketches, but having recently started watching many of the Disney classics for the first time in nearly 20 years I thought it’d be worth giving the idea a second look at. My first one is a reinterpretation of The Little Mermaid, tried to keep the spirit of the animated design whilst giving a few realistic touches here and there, I also listened to Ariel’s rather haunting theme song a few times to try and capture the mood of that particular song within the image but I’m not sure if I got the result I wanted. Was thinking about adding her sea pals Flounder and Sebastian but couldn’t really work them into the image so I scrapped the idea. I really looked at Vallejo and Bell’s artwork heavily when making this, especially their mermaid paintings, their artwork proved to be a fantastic resource to reference. Done in Painter using Acrylics and Gouache, probably close to 20 hours work, about 6 of that on water. I’m thinking this will be the first of a series of illustrations. Stock image courtesy of Tasastock - [link]
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AAlsina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Loveeee
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AmelieForbes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
This is great, her tail in particular is wonderful and she is very pretty.
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coffeenoir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This image has been featured in my latest journal [link] :boogie:
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Uziel-De-Winther Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reaally nice what a sexy girl :) instant fave
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, this looks gorgeous! :omfg:
All the work was worth it!
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Gilgilbanksy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow!
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chibi-stella Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
a great job!
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GlowingMember Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You may hate the waves, but the study paid off; they look great.
I especially like her yearning expression and the definition in her arms and hair.
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nackmu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You effeort is all worth it!!!! *bowing in front of you*
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Poetsiren Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Oh, how lovely! You captured the seaspray with perfect accuracy! It has wonderful hints of peach, gold, blue, purple, green, gray! She looks like she's somewhere between the Ariel of Disney's movie and what could be the real version of Hans Christian Anderson's mermaid. Well done!
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