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Hello, little friend. by HinoNeko Hello, little friend. by HinoNeko
I tell you what, if there's one thing I will never get tired of drawing, it's mermaids. They're just so fun and pretty!

Plus then I don't have to deal with legs. Those lil' fuckers always give me a hard time. D:<

Fiddling with a new coloring method, again. I was going to leave this plain ol' flat, like with the Silver pics, but it just looked so . . . EMPTY.

I also gathered like a million different reference pics for the fish, but only ended up using two. Ah well, better too much than not enough!
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BerylliumArt Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Student
Awwwwww.
It makes me smile.
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pinkshoegirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
this is awesome! you should offer it as a print, i could see it in a little girl's room ;)
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hee! Alas, I'm a couple months short of the age that DA will let one sell prints, apparently . . . though hey, in those couple of months, I may take you up on that! x[)
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pinkshoegirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
;)
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Enilegnaelocin Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Student
I like the way you draw the mermaid...

*If you would create something, you must be something..
*There is no failure except in longer trying..
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minesweeperaddict Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
IT'S A FISHIE. *love*
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o0koneko-chan0o Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I love your new colouring style x3
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Roko-Epsilon Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
I LIKE that coloring method.
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:iconhinoneko:
HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huhu! Glad you do, I plan on using it as least a few times . . .
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KirstenChocolate Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student General Artist
I absolutely love what you said about the legs n' all. :D
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:iconhinoneko:
HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's true! Legs are totally crazy! They're like arms except they attack to your torso funny and can't move in quite as many directions. D:
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KirstenChocolate Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Yes, exactly!
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They make me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO angry!

Honestly, I can't even begin to list how many drawings started out great but got totally screwed over by my drawing and erasing and re-drawing and re-erasing crummy legs. D:
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KirstenChocolate Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Mm-hmm, mm-hmm! D8
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MoriMo Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Fuck legs, mermaids rule. :D
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:iconhinoneko:
HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I had a mermaid friend. D:

. . . or a merman boyfriend. That would rock hardcore.
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Teasama Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
I love the coloring technique you used.
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Thystle Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is so pretty! And shading it was definately a good idea. It looks really good!
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UnionBlack Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   General Artist
I like the color it's pastely but it's a nice pastely color, I use to really hat pastelly colors because I hated the itchy easter dresses I had to wear on easter and then hate pastels.


but the pastels make this picture friend and full of warm fuzzy fish (or bunnies if you go for warm fuzzy bunnies)
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Yeah, I tried hard to make the colors bright enough. For some reason, to my eyes at least, I tend to make colors dull in my pictures . . .

Fuzzy fish! That sounds fun. :]
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UnionBlack Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   General Artist
maybe you should experiment with really bright color combos, if you've seen Dead leave that movies like an eighty comic on crack and it's really funny. but I watched it recently just to look at all the crazy psychadelic color. It could help
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Yeah, I haven't watched Dead Leaves, but I've seen previews and screenshots and whatnot. Looks pretty rockin' . . . okay, I'll give something like that a try! Lots of color experimentation, coming up . . .
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UnionBlack Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   General Artist
just a warning if you've ever watch FLCL, a lot of the same creator made Dead leave and it shows a lot of kin to FLCL but listen when I say they Dead Leaves is much crazier than FLCL. It hard to believe but everyone I suggested it to was like... "Why didn't you warn me about that" answer: I can describe how crazy that movie was, it was like a egg-beater to the head
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the colors. Very nice. :)
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Faebiela Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I need to draw a Sakura La Croix mermaid at one point...
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooo, that'd be purdy. :[)
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Faebiela Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Really? You've now motivated me. ^^
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Eeni Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thats strange... this is the first mermaid I've ever seen in your gallery?

P.S.
I LOVE IT THATS SHE'S NOT BLOND OR READHAIRED! XD
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! And yes, no blondes or redheads! Blondes get mermaid'd all the time, and Ariel seems to have a monopoly on all but the most orange/purple shades of "red", ah? x[)
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Eeni Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I have no clue what color Ariel's hair would be simply because it's only a lil off red... and it doesn't seem like there really is orange in her hair... wierd...
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best I can come up with, from some futzing around on Wikipedia, is "Venetian red". :[]
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, probably, but god knows I've been doodling them OVER and OVER in class. x[)
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SuicideBadgers Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Ooh, your shading is so pretty 8D
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taintedfeather Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
awwweh its so cute! :heart: excellent job c:
and I agree- mermaids are fun to draw, i need to draw one myself soon
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seraphim-to-kako Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Mermaids~
Childhood without feet.
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deviatefish Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
THIS TITLE MADE ME THINK ABOUT SCARFACE.
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:iconhinoneko:
HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Scarface and mermaids together . . . now that would be freaky.
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deviatefish Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
OR! OR! OROROROR!

A SCARFACE MERMAID!!! OOOOOOOOoooOOoOOOooooOOOOO
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooOOOOOOooooOOOOO
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deviatefish Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
WITH A LITTLE FISH/GUN/THINGY!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo... O.
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FatlipsGhost Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Under the sea, where we can all have lot's of "finny fun"
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Kenyahp666 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, Little friend.

I will eat you >3
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:iconhinoneko:
HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! No, no eating the cute little fishies! D:

. . . says the girl who eats her weight in orange roughy every year. x[)
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Etch-A-Sketch72 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Ooh!
love how you shaded
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Mat-Lee Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
cool pic, love your style
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:iconhinoneko:
HinoNeko Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I think I'm starting to fall in love with this 'toon look . . .
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