'Dolphin Mermaid'

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Tania Walker

Misu / Tyne (c) Tania Walker 2001. I finally got around to making myself a proper, permanent mermaid character. So now every time I have the urge to draw an anonymous mermaid, she won't have to BE anonymous anymore! What I've done with this character is a little different to the usual mermaid gig. Instead of having a fish tail, she's got a dolphin tail. Don't ask my why I did it, I just gotta be different. ;P And in the spirit of being different, I also avoided giving her a light hair color. Her hair is (believe it or not) green. That probably sounds ick, but the shade I've chosen is quite nice and ocean-y. (Although don't take my word on it, never tust a slightly colorblind gal... ;) ). Her skin is milky-white for the obvious reason that most mermaids don't get much exposure to the sun, and that tail is, well, dolphin-colored - a medium gray. Her personality is dolphin-ish, too. She's very playful and mischievous. Her name is giving me trouble, though. I have a real thing for names with apt meanings, and I've narrowed my list of possibilities down to two. I can't decide between them. The first is 'Tyne', which means 'river'. The second is 'Misu', which is Native American for 'ripples in the water'. I somewhat prefer 'Misu' for the sound and the nice meaning, but I'm worried about the slight similarity to the name 'Merin', which may lead people to think I'm ripping Aimee Major off. :P What do you guys think? Oh, and in case it's not quite clear, she's playing two clamshells like castanetas. <;) And no, she doesn't have nipples. Don't ask. Jess will understand. ;)

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