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Sitting in Her Garden by aberry89 Sitting in Her Garden by aberry89
Uploaded the ruff draft, and here is the final.

I am pretty happy with it. "The Little Mermaid" story and movie, was what made me want to draw, and it is so inspirational, so it was kinda hard to take on!

Might color it one day ;)
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so sad ! I love the details on her scales and the composition. Lovely work =)
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, she is a little sad :( Thanks so much!!!
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Seraphim-Wing Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Black and white can be so lovely, and this piece really shows it! I also LOVE the movement with the coral(?) since it draws you back into the piece again. :heart: Beautiful work!
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Yes, I think you mean the tree thingy :)
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Seraphim-Wing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Yeah that, xD and no problem! :)
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AylaElphabaMidna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I like the style of this!
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconflowerdanceplz: Love it :iconflowerdanceplz:
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :boogie:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic,gorgeous!I love the composition,the style,again the little details/touches like the fish swimming..Such a beautiful piece all together.
Personally i think it looks just as stunning in b&w,you know,like those old book illustrations.
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :hug: I love this story, and it was soooo much fun to illustrate :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome,you did a beautiful job. :)
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MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
The composition makes this picture so good even if it's a rough... Her tail is kinda misshaped, but it may be due to you not being used to draw other creatures :S
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aberry89 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Really? How does her tail look misshaped?
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MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
It seems too thin for her... like the tail of an eel with scales :P It's just my humble opinion :)
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Lenna-ekic Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Oh, my, this is amazing! For some unknown reason I think this is the best picture of this scene I've ever seen! :clap:
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aberry89 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WOW, that's a huge compliment considering the amazing and legendary work that's out there for this story.

When I actually went through, and circled all the words from the story that I was suppose to convey in this one image: how she was quiet, and wise, slightly melancholy and detached, but happy and content...there was a lot! And something that a classmate said to me later, that I wasn't even really conscious of, how she is slightly leaning toward the statue, and that small movement gives you the sense of longing she has :) Thanks for the kind comments :hug:
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Lenna-ekic Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
You are welcome! :)
I think maybe I like this more than the others because your picture reminds me the image appeared in my mind when I read the story... It's simple still really well detailed. It doesn't force itself down our thoat. It's a kind of humble thing like the little mermaid herself.
Your classmate was right. And you did a great work! :nod: :D
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aberry89 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: thank you so much :)
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Lenna-ekic Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
You are absolutely welcome. :love:
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javierGpacheco Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
wow!

I love this!
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :aww:
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lotr1000 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
This is really good!!!! I like how the statue is that famous bust, (or at least looks like it!) BTW, this is your 'ruff' draft? haha ^_^
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how it's spelled! :confused: Hahah. What famous bust are you thinking of? This is just out of my head?
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lotr1000 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
ya know, that famous bust that looks like the statue of david's head... maybe that's what i'm thinking of.... your statue looks like the statue of david's bust!
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ah...well thank you :)

Ya, I was going for a greek kinda style. Like she found this really old greek statue in some sunken ship or something
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lotr1000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
That's what I thought! (like in the real little mermaid, where she finds eric's statue after it falls out of the ship) :) (btw, your smiley faces come out the same way mine do!)
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know, I mean the white smily face that shows next to any posts you make (called and avatar)
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lotr1000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Ah.. well I have no idea then. :0 darn, i felt computer-savvy there for a minute... ;)
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LadyLotte Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the refinement has indeed done the picture well!
I love it even more now :heart:
Beautiful, clean lines :]

Hehe, I always have problems with defining the full view size too! ^^ But this resolution is perfectly fine, as I see it.
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Clean lines are not my speciality, :D but I am glad you like it! :)
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Tear-Bleeder Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
This is lovely. Looks like those classic fairy tale illustrations. Great job =)
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
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