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Michael F. Dawes

"Mermaid 1" by Michael F. Dawes

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I got a bit bored of all the cutesy mermaids lying around, so am doing a series of them that I can relate to a bit more. I always thought of them as beautiful but scary, mysterious things, and the depths of the ocean is a pretty creepy place.. So expect a load more of these, in different styles.

3 Jul 200445 Sun
One *helluva* creepy picture! Absolutely fabulous job. Deserves a Mod's Choice.
3 Jul 200445 Lihjaad
Now that is one creepy picture! Great job, nice concept too!
3 Jul 2004:-) Elina Orn
I love the idea! After all, if creatures living in the deep oceans are said to be frightening in appearance, why would mermaids be cute and pretty - by our standards? I would picture them, as you so well put it, beautiful in a more dark and mysterious way.

The concept is great, and so is the picture. Keep up the good work!
3 Jul 200445 June Syrn
O.O Holy Gods! *shivers* that picture Rules! so life like though if i ran into that when i was in the ocean i swear i would drowned. It's so haunting. Your style is amazing. Hope to see more of it ^_^
4 Jul 2004:-) Jayde Hilliard
WICKED!!!! I think this is my favorite portrayal of a mermaid. 12 Very mysterious... like most sea creatures
4 Jul 2004:-) Lovemy78
It's very haunting
2 Jan 200645 Anonymous
Hmm.. nice.. I like it VERY much
8 Oct 2009:-) Heather L E G E N D A R Y_M Y T H Chenery
8 Oct 2009:-) Nikki van de Pol
Cool! Love the extreme perspective of the pose. You accomplished the intended effect perfectly. I especially love the scary inky blackness of her eyes and the darkness of the water. Great work!
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'Mermaid 1':
 • Created by: :-) Michael F. Dawes
 • Copyright: ©Michael F. Dawes. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Grab, Green, Mermaid, Murk, Underwater
 • Categories: Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Other Computer Paint Program
 • Submitted: 2004-06-28 14:33:15
 • Views: 1168
 • Resolution: 800x709

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