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The Searchlight. by nellmckellar The Searchlight. by nellmckellar
A mermaid is surprised by a searchlight looking for survivours of a shipwreck...
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Oruba Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
I like her face... there is something in her look
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I featured this here [link] (please excuse the double post at the top... not sure how that happened) in my second tribute volume to DA mermaids! Be sure to fav it if you like! The more favs it gets, the more attention it gets and brings to all the involved artists. :hug:
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nienor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
mermaids, i love mermaids. that's awesome
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RavenLady Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005   Writer
*sits with mouth hanging open*
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Ghani-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
I love how you do hair!! It always looks so good!
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grrr stupid self posting post!. I was going to say......no never mind, i can't be bothered now X: hey i have to turn capslock on not to have them on? odd..Great piece nell ^^.
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it's nice work alright. A
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:iconaramn:
AramN Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Nice work.
Backgraund colours are exellent!
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:iconaramn:
AramN Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Nice work.
Backgraund colours are exellent!
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goth4you Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
its very nice...i love the colores in this!!:clap:
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lola-piano Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005
such beautiful colors... i loved it.
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:iconashbet:
ashbet Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
I love her dreamy, enraptured gaze :)

-- Andi
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xenrianume Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
her face reminds me of kate winslet...
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:iconverine:
Verine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
:handshake: this is what i meant ;)
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:iconverine:
Verine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
Subtel and beautiful :hanshake:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
Why thank you very much. :)
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chaxitron Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2004
i LOVE the way you color. My favorite part in this is her hair, I love the way you did it. The whole image itself is really something. It's like a dramatic pause.
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2004
Thanks a lot for that wonderful comment. :) I'm so happy this piece still gets such a great reaction.
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V-C Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003   Writer
Once again, it's gorgeous. Especially like the hair (of course), and her fin is very graceful looking.
How do you paint the background to where it doesn't get mixed up with the foreground?
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
Thanks, V-C! I usually paint the background first, and very carefully! You can also buy Masking FLuid, which blocks out any space you don't want the colour to run onto. Then, you can peel it off, and you have clean paper to work on :)
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xazrealx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
*jaw drops*

how the hell do you manage it??

I mean that's just great and whenever I try to pick up a paintbrush I end up injuring the paper with blobs of blobby paint!!

lol :)
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2003
Aww! Just keep at it! ;)
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:icongreippi:
Greippi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
It's apparent that watercolours are your favourite.. the joy that was put into this radiates from your work. :)
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2003
Wow, thank you so much. That means a lot to me :D
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hankala Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely picture!
First of all, her hair is so real-looking, I can't imagine how you've painted it so flowing and beautiful... did you use just watercolours for her hair?
And the mermaids face is also very beautiful...
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
Thank you! It is watercolour, my favourite medium :)
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:icontukaram:
tukaram Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2003
Thank you! :)
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sleepingGhost Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003
so cool
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2003
Thanks, SleepingGhost. :)
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