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June 30, 2012
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Irisidian Mermaid by SKTAF Irisidian Mermaid by SKTAF
:star: ALL artwork in my gallery is to me, Meagan McCoy (SKTAF). do not use, reproduce, redistribute or modify my work or literature in any way without my written permission.

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so this is a painting i had started AGES ago...December to be exact. i only just now had time to finish it. it was sitting at 90% done for months :/

i feel like i half assed the rest of the details but i did add more and fix some from what was previously painted.

these are my Irisidian mermaids. They are albino mermaids that carry the luck of the Iris.

I have more information about them but i will not reveal it until after i have the time to put ALL ideas onto paper so they are rightfully mine :)

"The Greek word ~Iris~ means ~rainbow.~ The flower got its name from the Greek goddess Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, who was a messenger on Mount Olympus. Iris would take messages from ~the eye of Heaven~ to earth by the arc of the rainbow. The word iris also means ~eye of heaven.~ It was the name given to the goddess, this flower, and the center of your eye. This means that each of us carries a piece of heaven with us. The iris is the symbol of Idea and Message. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields."

Inspiration and idea thanks to :iconladykylin:

artwork (c) copyright- *SKTAF
Irisidians/Black Azaleans (c) copyright- *SKTAF

please do not steal.

EDIT: well i feel stupid :) i left off the mermaids fingernails on her left hand ^^; will fix that when i get a chance!
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
The fingerwebbing looks amazing!
SKTAF Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Simple shading and many lines :)
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
The face is really hypnotic. Great use of lines too, they drag the eye to every part of the body. :thumbsup:
SKTAF Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
religious discussion to deviation comment :lol: thanks very much :) i havent made their ref sheets yet but someday (i hope).
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This one grabs me and pulls me in. I couldn't stop staring at it. :D The composition and design are lovely and unique.

Another thing I noticed about your work that I really like is the use of light, shade and tonal values. Very well done. :D
SKTAF Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really because i suuuuuck at lighting :XD: i'm really trying to work on depth and atmosphere. I think i just suck because i have no environment!
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol! Well, It's something I'm trying to work on too. Sometimes I do better than others. :3 That and buildings. Personally I think you did pretty good with this one. :D
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
REally like how this turned out!

They also look like they would not be something you'd want to mess wtih.

Am I right assumeing that the thing in her hand is a tadpole of her kind or some such? I like the detail of the water droplets on her as well.

Also is it not awesome to make something that is entirely yours?
SKTAF Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :)

and not really :XD: her hand was empty. Perhaps they are her helpers or maybe they should be them in tadpole form. it would be pretty w i c k e d....

and yes it was fun :) long time to get it finished XD
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012

Only thing with if you make them start as tadpoles, neither fish, nor amphabians(both start as tadpole like things) have any kind of mammarly gland(breasts/milk gland)

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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