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moon tide by twosilverstars moon tide by twosilverstars
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To where I watch on the yellow sands,
and they pluck sweet music with sea-cold hands.

They bring me coral and amber clear.
But when the stars in heaven appear,

their music ceases, they glide away.
They swim for their grottos across the bay.

Then listen only to my shrill tune,
the surfy tide, and the wondering moon.

The sea maid
by Arthur Rackham



medium - photoshopCS & painter8 | size - 12x18 inches | close ups at my website

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:icontheprincesspeach28:
ThePrincessPeach28 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
beautiful :)
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:iconttpalacios:
ttpalacios Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
seet pics
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HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, love how the tail is transparent and looks like the small foamy waves :D
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:iconcutiepie101779:
cutiepie101779 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
OMG!!!!!! I LOVE MERMAIDS!!!!!!!!!!11
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:iconeashalon:
EAshalon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
The glowing pearls provide a stark contrast against her dark hair. Makes it feel like old movie glamour. The skin is not dark nor light, yet the shade you get when you dump milk into your coffee. Like she's a Turkish princess! Maybe that is a bit far out...also love how her fin is shaped like a leaf, translucent, delicate and silver. It easily contains the fierce power that all creatures of the ocean posses. Excellent work!
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:iconyobi-chan:
Yobi-chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks beautiful! It's like you are inside the picture :3
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:icondraumstafur:
draumstafur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Her tail is absolutely gorgeous,and I love the contrast it makes with the skin :heart:
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:icondevils24candy:
devils24candy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
trully pretty and lovelly
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:iconnobodys3sweetkisses:
nobodys3sweetkisses Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Beautiful
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:iconlisadora:
Lisadora Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous!
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:icondragonlady13:
dragonlady13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Photographer
beautiful work
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:iconaurora-fashion:
aurora-fashion Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.
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:icongreycanbehappy:
greycanbehappy Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
wow this is gorgeous!! And there's too few comments compared to faves. =P
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
I took the liberty of including this in a journal feature here [link]
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:iconfalanyelrhofal:
FalanyelRhofal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
very pretty
i like your styl!
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:iconpookietookiejewelry:
PookieTookieJewelry Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
fantastic :D
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:icontibodinjay:
TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Nice.
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:iconpersephonestock:
PersephoneStock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
That fin is so breathtakingly beautiful.
I swear I gasped when I saw it.
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:iconnatalkka:
NATALKKA Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
this is exquisite! I love everything about it!
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Beautiful piece, and I'm not just saying that because I happen to love mermaids - lol! The color, composition,execution... there's nothing about it that isn't just right. I've tried my own hand at a couple of mermaids, and would love some suggestions for ways to improve, if you'd care to comment. Regardless, keep up the great work!
:painter:
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:iconnovembersrain:
novembersrain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
:heart:
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:icongilraen-ar-feiniel:
Gilraen-Ar-Feiniel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007   Digital Artist
Featured! [link]

:hug: :heart:
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:iconinsanesandy:
InsaneSandy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
:star: :star: This great artwork has been featured at "Sandys features of the Month - December 2007" [link] :star: :star:
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2sad-eyes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
:jawdrop: So very awesome! I don't even dare to say that i manipulate, i TRY to manipulate. But seeing this, makes me so envie of you! Gorgeous! :clap:
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:iconwelliame:
Welliame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
It's beautiful ^ ^ I like very it!
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:iconelvenstarart:
ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work!! :XD:
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:iconfoxeelala:
FoxeeLaLa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
She is gorgeous! I love how she is sitting on a shell ^_^
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:iconjapookins:
japookins Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
ooo
looks magical
i like it
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:iconfreyals:
freyals Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Absolutely phenomenal! :omg: :faint:
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:iconnovembersrain:
novembersrain Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
mermaids are beautiful creatures,
of the sea and silver light. . .
:giggle:
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Persephona689 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
awesome work...as always..:)
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:iconshedara:
Shedara Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful :) (when is your work not? ;) )

I particularly like the stone shell (is it an aconite? Or am I getting bewildered..) and the drip of water falling from it - the small details really make the image stand out as a well put together piece. Also the sea pearls drifting out from her hair - lovely.

She actually makes me think of a small childrens book I was igven for my fourth birthday, about a little girl called Katy who is given a magic sailing boat model for her birthday - and it flies by the light of the moon, with her in it, to see a mermaid - but the mermaiid is in distress, caught up in seaweed or fishing net, and they resuce her, so she gives her pearls to Katy... But you don't need to hear the whole story ;)

As a last thing to pick out - I adore her eyes, the way the glow out of the picture - just to re-impress the fact that she is not human.

Beautiful work :)
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twosilverstars Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! I have missed your sweet comments, it's good to hear from you again :hug:
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Shedara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bless you! Well, I seem to be back at the moment, for quite a while hopefully, so you'll be getting more comments as time goes by ;)
I've finally started painting and drawing again - which, of course, is why I'm back, that and having the net again!

:hug:
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:iconmckrauss:
MCKrauss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
That is so very lovely!
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:iconvamp-princess667:
vamp-princess667 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
WOWZA!!!!! I love her!
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:iconmystik-rider:
Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Gorgeous mermaid!
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:icondenisegarbis:
DeniseGarbis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconjenely:
jenely Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
She's GORGEOUS!! I love the transparency of her tail!!
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, I love the way you did the tail very unique!

You always make such lovely sparklies :hug:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Sooooo very beautiful :jawdrop: :heart: :jawdrop:


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:iconalienarose:
alienarose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007   Digital Artist
Lovely! I really love the way her tail and the ornamentation sparkles. Very nice mood set with the background and I think you did a great job on the waves!
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CozmicDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
I just love how you managed to capture the shimmery, and sparkly appearance of the mermaid! Amazing!:omg:
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:iconruxi27:
ruxi27 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
wow...amazing:+favlove:
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:iconainasule:
Ainasule Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Great job on this one.... I love the way she glitters in the moonlight. The tale was done so well also.
Love this picture.........
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:iconalise-arts:
Alise-arts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
love the tale!! great job :clap:
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RoxRio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello my friend,

I send this message just to tell that I featured your work in my journal: [link] ! :D

Congratulations for the wonderful work!!! :clap:
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:icontwosilverstars:
twosilverstars Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature :hug:
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:iconroxrio:
RoxRio Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem. :D
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Totally gorgeous!
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