MERMAIDS. fantasy art

posted on 10th of february, 2013

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote his popular fairy tale " The Little Mermaid " in 1836. They have subsequently been depicted in opera, paintings, books, films, and comics.
The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid—human above the waist, fish below—though the earliest representations of Atargatis showed...

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Posted by Egomezta on February 15, 2013
Amazing images, good luck.
Posted by Alenalazareva on February 11, 2013
Thank you!
Posted by Laurasinelle on February 11, 2013
Lovely illustrations! Wish you many sales!

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posted on 14th of february, 2013

Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software.

Digital painting thrives mostly in production art. It is most widely used in conceptual design for film, television and video games. Digital painting software such as Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, ArtRage, GIMP, Krita and openCanvas give artists a similar environment to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, mixing palettes, and a multitude of color options.

The main difference between digital and traditional painting is the non-linear process. That is, an artist...

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Posted by Masyle on March 21, 2013
Congratulations! really good
Posted by Yadamons on February 18, 2013
Very Nice and very good work.
Amazing picture.
Posted by Alenalazareva on February 16, 2013
Thank you all!

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❤ Digital artist and illustrator. Russia. I have been drawing since childhood. I studied at the School of Art as an artist. In digital painting I like Fantasy stile. I like to represent fairies, angels, mermaids and mystical images and to use many light effects. My artworks are published in magazines of different countries (England, Australia, Italy, Russia) : Photoshop Creative, ImagineFX, Advanced Photoshop, ArtBook Digital painters, Amazing Events, Hugi, Photoshop Projects, Visual Arts Illustrated, CGArena, Dark Valentine.

Naberezhnye Chelny, RU

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