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Head and skeleton of a merman by HarrietKaarre Head and skeleton of a merman by HarrietKaarre
I did a few drawings a while ago for a blog post in the New Babbage ning forum. The post was about a merman, very similar to a digital painting I had done before that. This is one of the illustrations. The original post here: [link]
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Gothalla123 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So it's like the tail is actually part of the tailbone and replacing the legs... cool, great work! :)
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neria10 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
cool!
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SunflowerIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
that looks cool :)
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dollmann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
:d
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Nebben86 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I had to become some sort of sea creature for the rest of my life, I'd definitely choose to be a merman.
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KuroKarasu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...I envy your bone detail. That is all. :wow:
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PoisnousPixie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Ooo, love love LOVE this.
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saltwater-dreams Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply amazing!
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Shahsepram Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
reallllllyyyyy nice !!!!! weldone
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KaAaAaArL Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the different view of a merman. Totally unique! I cannot leave out your obvious talent either.
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
what do u mean skin and hair lack pigment? do they have the same touch of a normal human skin and hair? or how does it feel/
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DiFraies Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me a Da Vinci's drawing. :D
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PhittPineapple Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Unique.
Is it more of a serpent like tail, as there are no fan like bones on the end of the tail, or would that be cartalidge.
(you've probably written it next to the tail but i can't see the writing,as i nether have nor can find my glasses)
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HarrietKaarre Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I was thinking of dolphin anatomy when I made this, and dolphins don't have any bone in their tail, just connective tissue, just like their back fin. Also, dolphins have a very rudimentary pelvic bones so I drew a half dolphin, half human pelvis. Other parts are just human.
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PhittPineapple Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Koool. I really like it
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   General Artist
This is so wonderful!!!:wow: the details on the skeleton is stunning, and what a beautiful face!!:faint: perfect face for a merman!
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weridochickforever Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Well, I know what to look for now. lol.
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LaceEdges Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Photographer
I really like this. It's like you are a professor studying these creatures. Very imagine-making. :)
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murky-pasta Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
is that your normal handwriting?!
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HarrietKaarre Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
No, it's "never let go" font I downloaded here: [link]
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murky-pasta Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
anyway, it is really beautiful <3 and thank you for the link! :worship:
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:fish: Your lovely art has been featured: [link] :fish:
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fascinating! It is interesting to note that I have often considered something more or less similar...with more dolphin-like characteristics and the need to breathe oxygen. Quite an interesting coincidence (even though mine look quite a bit more like porpoises or dolphins than the usual merpeople.)

I absolutely love the details! And your post with all the scientific information was lovely. It makes the worldbuilder in me shiver with excitement! Because I've always played around with the anatomy of mythical creatures to see what they would be like if they really existed. :D
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HarrietKaarre Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Yes, the dolphin or seal anatomy made more sense than fish would have. I leraned quite a bit about animal anatomy and physiology while doing this, and it was also a lot of fun to draw too.
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tavian-go Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with ThinkingInAngles. Brilliant and creative and original. Soooo cool. :+favlove:
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ThinkingInAngles Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
This is really fantastic. Very imaginative. I've never seen anyone try a biological take on a merman. Nice job combining aspects of fish (yes, I know technically dolphins aren't fish) and human skeletal characteristics in the pelvic transition section.
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ForeverSonu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O OMG this is great!!! You are very talented!!!
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xEinsatz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I love love LOVE how you draw mer-people. :3
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