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Message in a Bottle by dashinvaine Message in a Bottle by dashinvaine
Drawing of tattooed mermaid who has found a message in a bottle, from a castaway. Turned out ok considering it was done with a horrible leaky biro on a scrap of cardboard. Quite like the old-fashioned look it has.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Looks good! :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Gad, with my alias, however did I miss faving this one? Very nice composition, strength and curve of line, shading, and detail.
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Thanks
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aquaticdivinity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004   Photographer
clever!

i like it!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Thanks.
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lucretia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
:flirty: I love it!
I hope to one day see this reworked in photoshop with some colour to help enhance the far away dream like quality it has.
:+fav:
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
Thanks. I'm a bit disillusioned with photoshop, though I thought about doing a proper painting version- some day. If you want to have a go at colouring this yourself, however, then I'd love to see it! :D By the way, I don't know if you've heard of him, but if you like this sort of thing, it is worth checking out the art of David Delamare.
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manuelka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, lovely pose! And I like the amount of detail a lot. Leaking biro?! :jawdrop:

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Cuuute tattoos!!!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Horrible miserable infernal, biro! Doesn't make any mark at all, or it leaved great black puddles and smudges of ink.
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
so much for privicy :sigh:
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darksideofthemind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
very well imagined. great job on tail and tattoos. she looks a little bald though.....
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
As I've just been explaining, that is not the back of her head, it's another string of pearls (if you look).
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:icondarksideofthemind:
darksideofthemind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
oh.....? ah, ok
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:iconsanta-satan:
santa-satan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
:worship: you make me feel so untalented
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
I make myself feel untalented. Nothing ever lives up to the original idea.
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aecr Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Oooh, this is cool. I like how the mermaid and the background fit so well together, her expression is nice too. And of course, you always rock at tattoos.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
:) Thanks.
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004   Photographer
her tattoos are a lovely touch!
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
I figured sailors traditionally had tattoos, so why not mermaids? :)
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
spactacularly done my lord!!
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Thanks my lady ;)
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Deesse-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
wow, it's really good. Is it intended that the hair is too scare (there is not enough hair, that's what I mean)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
It just looks that way, because of the string of pearls which looks like that's where the back of her head is. I wouldn't have put that there, had I thought.
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Deesse-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
no I mean the real back of her head is showing under her hair
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
That's pearls, it just looks like that... :S
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:icondeesse-lover:
Deesse-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
omg I'm sorry *bangs her head* I'm silly
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Aun-Juli Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Ah.. excellent drawing.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Thanks
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