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Heather Alycia LaPeer

"Mer Clown Fish Female" by Heather Alycia LaPeer

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This is my theoretical mate for marlin.I just recently dug her out of my computer files. As you may know, these fish are fish I actually have in a saltwater fish tank in my home.  At that time, (as I did not yet know about mated clownfish pairs)  I had Marlin, and a smaller clownfish Nemo.  That was when I made this picture.  When Nemo died when a fish "plague" swept the tank, I recieved a large clown to add to the tank. I found out that the larger of clown pairs are female.  And if two are the same size, they will literally duke it out, until one submits, and then the female will grow larger.  Anyway, at that point I did a loose sketch for another female clown, the real life mate for Marlin, named Coral (nemo lore).  I just went back and started working on that again.  Anyway  i told you Id be putting older things that I still liked up as well.  I think her form and shading were very good for that period of my artwork.  Most everything up here is 2007 or earlier, this is circa 2008.  I was 17 years old.  Not bad, I think.  As you can see this is the image that I did the human princess facial study for.  I think it really paid off to draw the head out in detail large first.  Let me know what you think.  I will probably go over this and smooth it out in photoshop, maybe add a background, soon.  We'll see. 

9 Apr 2011:-) Patrick R Derksen
Cool idea! Makes me wonder what other "real" fish could be used in mermaid designs...

:-) Heather Alycia LaPeer replies: "hey! I have 3 more on the way. One of them with a fire angel fish, one with a yellow tang.....But the posting didn’t work, I wasn’t specific enough about sources. When I can track down the link confirmation they’ll be up. its amazing how much better they are. I’m glad all the advice I got on here helped."
10 Apr 2011:-) Patrick R Derksen
Ah, now that I see your other art, I see you answered that for me!

:-) Heather Alycia LaPeer replies: "I finally managed to get two of the three new ones up, if you have a chance let me know what you think...theres another royal gramma (a request) and a flame angelfish..."
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'Mer Clown Fish Female':
 • Created by: :-) Heather Alycia LaPeer
 • Copyright: ©Heather Alycia LaPeer. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Clown, Clownfish, Finding, Fish, Mer, Mermaid, Nemo, Occularis, Woman
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Woman, Women, Mermaids, Leviathans, Underwater Creatures
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Watercolour, Other, Mechanical/Technical Pencils
 • Inspirations: Other Movie, TV-Show
 • Submitted: 2011-01-16 09:26:05
 • Views: 998
 • Resolution: 1592x1166

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