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(Contains: nudity)
There be nipples.

But yeah, this is Luce, a character from a very nice mermaid book I read called Lost Voices. I very highly recommend it for anybody out there who's as starved for a good mermaid book as I am. Just be warned of two conditions: 1)Even though the imagery is exquisite, the book is pretty dark in tone and in characters 2)Its the first in a trilogy. A MUTHATRUCKIN' trilogy. SO it has a characteristically unsatisfactory ending >:C (I'm generally opposed to sequels in general)

Other than those minor drawbacks, I really liked the book, and had a hard time putting it down. I picked it up purly by chance when the store didn't have my Unicorn book XD Its just SO HARD to find good mermaid books. Especially given this market infuriatingly saturated with vampires to where Barnes and Noble has a friggin' "supernatural teen romance" section >.<

The mermaids in the book are constantly described as having "long bodies" so I tried to make her tail as such. She's pretty dang traditional, which is a fun change once in a while :3

OMG. NO Texture D8 I'm trying so hard for backgrounds :CCCCCC
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Azmae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Loooove it, and just started reading the last book. Even after the way book two ended, it was sooo worth the wait!
LBTDiclonius Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Luce looks amazing here! But not just that, the colors all blend so well together, and the background, while rather simplistic, works very well and makes the main point of the picture, Luce, stand out even more. That being said, I really love it! As with the book; it was so amazing and I can't wait for the third one!
Onigiri379 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
love this book!!
AsterikeSage Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome book! I picked it up on a whim too! Gorgeous work, I love the way you did Lucette's hair, it looks good. I was a little disappointed to find her hair wouldn't grow anymore in the book.
Centaurus09 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Let's see some more 'Lost Voices' characters!
maxspider72 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great job on the tail! Very nice details with the scales, dark and light. Well done! Also, love how the background seems to fade into the unknown... Awesome work! May have to look into that book, too. :spidey:
Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :3 Kelp forests are like... my faaaave ocean habitat :D
Tanginello Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Man am I digging all these colored lines and your new policy of different colors as shading. Her scales look so shiny and luminescent!
Also, this background is nice! Delightfully subtle, but it still really adds a lot to the character in the foreground.
Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :3 kelp forests are one of my favorite underwater habitats. Even moreso than coral reefs D8
elfvale Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pic. I like the different color to his skin. Bravo for a unique girl.
dragonrace Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
amazing one!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Beautiful pose, interesting expression...
Jenca Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

She's very pretty; I may have to check this out.
Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :3 The book is a nice read, just rather dark O.o They don't eat humans, but they certainly smash up their boats and drown them XD
Jenca Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, interesting. *evil side is interested*
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