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Ali Solenarian Van Dam

"Reiyan" by Ali Solenarian Van Dam

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This is a reiyan - a freshwater equivalent of a mer-man. The most obvious difference is his tail, which resembles that of a fish, rather than a flat, dolphin-like one. Hope you like him.

17 Aug 200045 Sofia
Well.. *can't believe noone's commented just yet* *smiles* ..he is soo.. cute! *starts jumping* Man! Like.. yah.. I'm in love with this fishy boy..! *grabs tail and forces sweetheart away to the aquarium in my room* *pushes down and expects him to swim around and look happy* .. *tail hanging out of the small glass aquarium he glares at me with those blind eyes* *sighs* ... sorry.. *lol* I love this pic!
18 Aug 200045 The Artist
~laughs at the crazy girl~ Ok, you can borrow him, but he'll need more space to swim around than that. ~the reiyan nods vigourously in agreement, hiding behind the artist~
7 Sep 2000:-)
can, can i borrow him too?? pweaaaaase?
28 Sep 200045 Zelgadis
That pic is extermely cool. I would love to see one of those while scuba diving.
3 Apr 200345 Anonymous
Beautiful colors....and he's very nice. I think the angle on the end of his tail is a little off though. I think the lower fin would be viewed from a slightly different angle.
17 Oct 2004:-) Anne M. Campbell
Love the bubble work--he must be suddenly moving fast...^^

I like the detailing on most of the tail--you even managed to include the dorsal ridge that fish have (and most artists--including myself--do not include). The end of the tail seems a little odd though...not so much the shape or direction, but perhaps the lack of detailing that was used in the rest of the body.

There's no real definition between the 'fleshy' part and the 'fin' part that the shape of the fin suggests should be there, and if the whole fin is fleshy like a dolphin, shark or sword fish, then it would...be wider from top to bottom...gah...don;' know how to explain it much better other then to say it looks like the fin can open and close--and yet the lack of detail suggests it's 'fleshy' like a rigid shark's fin...
31 Jan 200645 Carly
Oh Gosh, that was an awesome picture. I loved it.
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 • Created by: :-) Ali Solenarian Van Dam
 • Copyright: ©Ali Solenarian Van Dam. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Mermaid, Merman, River, Water
 • Categories: Body Study, Man, Men, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Views: 577
 • Resolution: 551x700

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