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Mythical Creatures Design Challenge Entry by painted-leaf Mythical Creatures Design Challenge Entry by painted-leaf
Mermaid - Mythical Creatures Design Challenge Entry.

About: Maybe this is one of my best works from my gallery, it took me about 3 days to finish it but it worth because this theme caught my fantasy and I liked working on it. I already had a similar mermaid drawing, but I totally remade it... now, as I learned to work better in digital paint, and also had the chance to use it for a Contest.

Please, if you like my design, don't forget to VOTE when it will be open! It would mean really really much to me...
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tessieart333 Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great t-shirt design! I voted for you...Please check out my t-shirt designs & vote too if you wish...

"Fairy Magic-Tessie"

"Fairy Sparkle-Tessie"

"Mystic Unicorn-Tessie"

I know you are aware of the 5 color rule. But plz take this illustration and turn it into a beautifull painting! It's really cool! and the mermaid original! Love the colours you chose :dummy:
Please check out my my faun shirt [link] and my other entries if you liked it [link]
painted-leaf Jul 27, 2012  Professional
First, thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it! :aww:

And... after seeing your entries... just WOW!!! Did you draw 24 hours this month? O.o Amazing stuff, beautiful works... and a looot of entries... They are all great! And you know? The Faun is my fav, more because that creature is closer to me...

Also, you've kept the 5 colors rule, so all I can say is just: Good Luck! I'm sure you'll enter the semi... or even more :aww:
You'r welcome :) You truly have a beautiful piece of art here.
Hummm... Yeah ^^; when i was aware of the contest it already passed a few days after it started and as i finished my first entrie in no time i thought "why not make another one?". Aaand it kinda went like that mostly =P I'm glad you liked the faun. Fauns are very sensitive creatures ^^ Thank you so much for the support :) i really apreciate it! :tighthug:
Eugenius330 Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is awesome. Is there a way you could make this into a print? I find underwater themes fascinating.
painted-leaf Jul 26, 2012  Professional
Well, there are two ways... the first is somehow impossible > winning the contest and having it as dA t-shirt print available ;p ... the other way is more simple... after the contest is closed and the winners are posted, I'll upload this design as a downloadable png for those who wish to use it :)

Thank you for the comment, am I glad you like it... and... feel free to vote if you think so :aww:
Aaron-Radney Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
This is pretty nice but you might want to double check and make sure it doesn't violate the 5 color limit. I'd hate to see such a strong piece disqualified because of that.
painted-leaf Jul 22, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much, I will check it and will put on the 5 color spots used on the design :aww:
Jestloo Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... All shadowing and lighting are counted as separet colors... It sucks. :(

And your picture is very nice too! ;)
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