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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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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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Smuddger 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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