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la mer by chesterocampo la mer by chesterocampo
somewhere... beyond the sea... someone's waiting for me... :D

colored version of 's slick lines >> [link]

messed with the colors a bit by giving the mermaid a different color scheme (skintone, scales) because i figured, if there were real merpeople, they'd have bluish skin for survival purposes. so now i'm thinking she doesn't totally look like ariel anymore. sorta.


lineart -
colors - moi

pscs2 on a wacom intuos 3, 6 to 8 hours :D

*edit: 'la mer' is french for 'the sea', which incidentally is the title of the song 'beyond the sea' in the french version. not to be confused with 'merde'. for obvious reasons :D
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:iconseverflame:
Severflame Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
I really love the coloring. Excellent work.:clap:
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:iconlenochka86:
lenochka86 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009   Digital Artist
holy freaking mother! this is ... wow... I'm speechless. I can stare at this for hours! the shading is impeccable
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:iconosiannakcornell:
osiannakcornell Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
perrty
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
She's beautiful!
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netyi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
i very love photoshop
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:iconjussta:
jussta Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Fridaylicious is a weekly themed art feature. This time it's all about MERMAIDS and your deviation was featured! :)
Link to the article: [link]
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xGoldenDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I like this alot, her expression is awesome.
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:iconchesterocampo:
chesterocampo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconakayalovesyaoi:
akayalovesyaoi Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
You have amazing style when it comes to drawing bones under person's skin. It's great!
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:iconpopstrel:
popstrel Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
great job! :D
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:iconimachrismoose:
imachrismoose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
i just faved this. she looks really nice with the blue skin. and i understand the survival thing.
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:iconoyr2up:
oyr2up Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a m a z i n g!!!
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:iconshelkethetransparent:
i wanna tail/!
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:iconcrimsonraven:
crimsonraven Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
the lighting on her back is gorgeos! I love the colors in her skin. And her pose with that cute smirk.
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:iconpinakaguwaping:
pinakaguwaping Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
When I first saw this, for some reason the song "Under the Sea" from the Little Mermaid started playing in my head.
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:icondrawbackwards:
drawbackwards Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
Gorgeous work on the colors... :wow:
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:icontrailer:
trailer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Beautiful!!
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:icondemonryoko:
DemonRyoko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
..She..looks so amazig and seductive =)!
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:iconkainna:
kainna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006   Interface Designer
lovely drawing :)
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:iconcrusher500:
crusher500 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006   Photographer
that is a really nice job
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:iconliljoe:
LilJoe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
i love mermaids
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:iconlittlefairie:
littlefairie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
Ooh....
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:icondadward:
Dadward Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Elegant image.
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:icondeathretsu:
DeathRetsu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
The lighting is amazing. I love the way the shadows look on her body. O_O
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:iconundeadgoth:
Undeadgoth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
wonderfull!
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:iconsmelly-trash:
smelly-trash Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
oh a mermaid.... love it.... :clap:
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:iconfreiheit:
Freiheit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
then again ariel has brigh red hair..so she's doomed to get eaten up by some shark or something xD nicely colored,
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
omg

this has to be the best coloring of her lineart so far... now how am I supposed to finish mine? *hatelove* ; ;

I hafta fave this because it'd be a crime not to. What font did you use for "La Mer"?
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:iconchesterocampo:
chesterocampo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Scriptina :D it's a fairly common commercial font these days...
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:iconollieteo:
OllieTeo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Ah; I do believe I have that one...yep! Thanks for answering, though. :D
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Puku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
sweetness !_! beautiful colors! I like how it looks good and yet doesn't look like every other underwater color job i've seen ^_^ nice attention to light and all. jeesh - i hope i can make something one day you'd enjoy coloring ^_^ ~DSD
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TornElf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While La mar is how they call it in Spanish for feminine, according to Hemingway's "The Old Man & the Sea", & el mar in masculine...
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gibberstoadzdoll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Last night I just watched Le Grande Bleu(the Big Blue) directed/written by Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno and Rosanna Arquette. It's all about the love of the ocean, the unknown and diving deeper than anyone else. This piece reminded me of that, funny that I just watched it. It's a good movie. Long and slow, but a good story all the same. Would you expect anything less of Luc Besson? :D
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chesterocampo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, been meaning to watch that film :D loved how Luc Besson did 'Leon' and how Jean Reno perfectly played the part, which made me curious about 'The Big Blue'.
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rainstormangel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
tres bien!!!! indeed!
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DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
She's gorgeous... The lineart was preyy too, but the shades of blue are relaxing and fitting the idea of the undersea world of Ariel, without toning down her beautiful red hair. The choice is perfect :)
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006   Digital Artist
The lighting is absolutely stunning. There's an enormous amount of depth in here, as per usual.
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:icondaikkenaurora:
daikkenaurora Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
nice job with the coloring.
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:icon2phaced:
2Phaced Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
nice colours, the large use of blue looks good, and the shading is pretty awesome
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:iconchesterocampo:
chesterocampo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, haven't used blue as a dominant color in a while... :D
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:icongodzillasmash:
godzillasmash Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
really really incredible coloring. The lineart was perfect for coloring. Great job, really nice piece!!
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:icon4anime:
4Anime Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
Woah, that's beautiful. Good coloring!
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:iconthre3tears:
Thre3Tears Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
this piece is wonderful.
nuff said.
3t
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:icongirlheart110:
girlheart110 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
such a classic song
lovely colors and nashya has a great line art!
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:iconjunray:
junray Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awesome... :D
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:iconkriegor:
Kriegor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Student
Wow awesome ! very vey nice job on that piece ;) keep up i luvv it !
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:iconlynkx-ie:
lynkx-ie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
Beautiful coloring!! Wonderful!!!
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:iconlittleredx:
LittleRedx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wanna be this chick!!!

She has my colour hair!! xx :clap:
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rinabina123 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
i love the title of this!! it's perfect! and the pose is awesome too. wonderful job!
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:iconred157:
red157 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
Amazing colours, really liked how you did the light in the water.
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