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Project ARIEL by TheMinttu Project ARIEL by TheMinttu
This really hasn't got anything to do with the Little Mermaid anymore, but I called it Ariel while I painted it and I still do.

I wanted to redo Ariel the Little Mermaid that I drew about 1½ years ago. I was almost 16 at the time. Now I wanted to also make it darker in both theme and color - add more sea creature-like features, make it more creepy, more dramatic. I find tentacles creepy, therefore the silly fish tail had to go.

All in all, this was more of a personal project to see what had changed in my "style" and the painting process.

Photoshop CS, 2 days - those tentacles are bitches to draw.
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Given 2010-03-18
Project ARIEL by *TheMinttu
The suggester says: The creature seems to be imprisoned against its will, or was it made this way? One has to wonder whether its haunting eyes are pleading to set it free or is plain vicious. I am contemplating on whether to let it free and being an object to be torn apart by itself. Madness, viciousness all captured into an excellent drawing. Oh, and don't be lured by the title! ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by gucken )
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FightForTheFallen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

AGH! WHAT THE F-- oh, okay... I just need to breath...

 

 

so... is this what happens when merpeople are isolated from other merpeople for a very long time....? or did they just put lots of chemicals and stuff in there?

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Grim1027 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I'm being abducted!  pretty cool
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SAPaul Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS
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KamArts Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
looks more like a take on ursala but its still awesome, nicely done
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gsleonard Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
This scared the ever-loving shit out of me. Good job!
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fashionista987 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
This is actually really scary... it's haunting
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someartsyname Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Look at those choppers! Wow, creepy! :D
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MonsieurLinc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Dear god, I know where this is going....
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KaroshiSuicide Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Man you're really good at showing the feelings of sadness in your works, awesome!
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cartoonfreak2017 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
thats is sooo scary....
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deadliestwarrior2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
shouldn't this be project ursala?
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
scary! :O_o:
looks great. =D
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TheSovereignDragon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
OH MY... [AND hence forth i lost my eyesight why u ask because i set my eyes upon something so magnificent that its pure magnificent demanded a sacrifice, even know that i am blind i regret nothing for what i saw was truly worth more than my eyesight]

i thank you for this i truly do.
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kyria-karnavali Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Beautiful, really really really.
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antigone43 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Have you ever seen She Creature? You should watch it.
This is awesome.
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Deviously-Pink Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I love how messed up this is. =p
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laapdance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is AMAZING! I LOVE IT.
the colours, the concept, the technique EVERYTHING IS BRILLIANT.
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krackman245 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
cool pic, like the teeth on him, no wait her, no ummmmm..... it?
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strawbee26 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
creepyy :O it's so nice
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coolio2654 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
A+ for getting a creepy style that at the same time doesn't use too many blurred lines, too much darkness, and abstractness. You should try to incorporate these aspects into your future eerie drawings. Good job, anyway :).
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Cynical-kittie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
It's got a very Resident Evil feel to it. I can totally see them making something like this, and calling it Project Ariel.
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:iconvivisoo:
vivisoo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
waa... little scary- but none the less, that amazing
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:iconlepommier:
lepommier Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't stop looking at it even though it's freaking me out :) excellent!
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GatoComeAtun55 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
increible D:
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hush07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Wow...this is some serious peace of work. I love how the light is reflecting off the tentacles and glass... :D
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:iconmidori-no-lala:
midori-no-lala Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
you're great *-*
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:iconladymarz:
ladymarz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
I first I thought you were refering to ursula in the picture DX
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
very cool work on the painting! such a creepy idea!
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bLizZter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This Prjoect Ariel is like portraying a mutant who has been imprisoned for a scientific experiment and becoming vicious because of its will of freedom. This was nicely done.
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A-Moonlit-Melody Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Student General Artist
omg scary! but so cool!
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should totally submit/recreate this for the Splice contest.
This is BADASS.
:D
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ReincarnatedParano Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap, these are terrifying. The shading is incredible, and I love the concept.
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deviki9 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW creepy !! YET COOLL
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Damn, thats too scary and good at the same time!
2 days? HOW do you manage to put that much time into it?!:O :iconwowplz:
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little-frogy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome skill!! wide imagination~
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noohamaula Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is AMAZING!
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CleoBecca Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man this is sooo cool!!! love it
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NikiVandermosten Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Very Good! :clap:
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Neminder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Todella omaperäinen idea ja karmiva. :D Pidän siitä että nimesit sen Arieliksi. ^^ Kuulostaa juuri tämmöiseltä tiedeprojektilta. :nod:
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Twimper Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
amazing! i've been inspired to draw something because of this peace...^_^...it looks so cool! and soo creepy! really nice job with the lighting! and i agrey tentacels....*shivers*...keep up the amazing work!
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Legion1010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
reminds of lovecrafts dagon
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afbakening Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
The composition is fantastically ominous.
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Wolfie-Miyaku Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow i went and checked the other picture too (ariel) and gee i like these...
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Student General Artist
This looks like it would be a scene in a movie where a person is inquisitively peering into the seemingly empty tank and the monster appears completely when the person and the viewer least expect it and really loud music place to add to the shock, lol.
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Raeenith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
That face is going to haunt my nightmares. My lord!

Beautiful job on the shading and the perspective. I especially like the way you colored the tentacles. Amazing job.
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HDDJayD Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
In love....
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ElGuason Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Anyway, haunting masterpiece, dude. Yeah, tentacles are bitches to draw, your right about that. [link]
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ElGuason Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This reminds me of the movie called ' The Fly '. Where the scientist was experimenting his machine and a tiny unwanted guest got in by accident and he turned into a human fly.

She was an experiment to some scientist and they gave her the memo yesterday to be fasting starting at midnight. Well, she somehow misplaced it and got the last night munchies for chinese octopus. So that's where it gone wrong. lol...
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parselmaster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sir, have stomped on several children's childhood with this piece. Brilliant work, excellent idea, and clever.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
:lol:
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