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Pettin Da Fish by mynti Pettin Da Fish by mynti
Okay, so if I were a water nymph or deep sea mermaid, I'd totally have a pet fish. And I'd pet it!

So here we have a loose painting I started a long time ago... I should detail it out more but, ah well, I wanted to finish it and get it out of my to-do list. I had a lot of fun here anyhow :D

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 + Wacom Intuos 3
About 15 hours, give or take a few.
Referenced: [link]

Thanks for lookin! :heart:

Edit: Jan 10th... I think I'll detail this out more, I'm thinking about the feedback you guys are giving. :D Thanks for the constructive crit!

Edit: Jan 14th: A sneak peek of my detailing is here: [link]
Edit: Feb 10th: Here's a WIP update on my blog. [link]
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Given 2012-01-02
Pettin Da Fish by `mynti ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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fbatman666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I check the reference...this look amazing! Congrats!
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fionakernaghan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Hi again, Mynti! Just hoping you might see this and have time to reply to my query about this piece. (?) I hope all's well with you. fiona kernaghan at g mail dot com :))
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DeadpanSpaghetti Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! The details of the hair and skin are particularly amazing. And I love the concept too!
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:iconnmil2526:
nmil2526 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT TEXTURE
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:iconroadkillcactus:
RoadKillCactus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect.
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:iconsheishido:
Sheishido Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!! I love it! The colors make my eyes happy. Great work ♥
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:iconlunariel7:
Lunariel7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured your lovely work here: [link] :meow:
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:iconsamenigmat:
SamenigmaT Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Gorgeous.
A true mermaiden, not the cliché-ed blonde-blue-eyes. Love it.
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:iconaquaticfox93:
AquaticFox93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
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:icon1caribe:
1Caribe Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Beautiful! :)
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:iconaurora9912:
Aurora9912 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! Congrats on the DD. Your creativity shines through here in the differences from all of the usual mermaid pics. I love her hand! While it could almost have an "ick" factor you have painted it with such gorgeous "draping" and colors that it becomes beautiful and unique. Your attention to detail is exquisite. :heart: This one may finish out my walls for a while. (I'm pretty much outta room!)

(I too am guilty of fish petting. They are too pretty not to!)
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:iconjiajenn31:
JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great Art !
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:iconyanamionee-chan:
YanamiOnee-chan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a beautiful piece of work there. Just wonderful
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:iconlamya2:
Lamya2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Aesthetically executed.
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:iconmarionette-dancer:
Marionette-Dancer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great how the fish looks like he's kind of sticking out, making it more three dimensional!
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:iconlorenzarts:
lorenzArts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent work :rose:
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GIRLGUMBI Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
<3 Such a great picture
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archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the hair~!! grrreat job ^.^
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voltage-pixels Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconepicfaveplz: AWESOME
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:icongoon702:
Goon702 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love everything about it,
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:iconbloodwillow:
BloodWillow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I can see why this got a DD! Terrific work!

I especially love her hair :D
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:icon3asey:
3asey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
LOVE IT
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:iconlgmac:
lgmac Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Youare extremely talented. Fantastic work!!
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Digital Artist
feature time [link]
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:iconcreature-of-habit88:
Creature-of-Habit88 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love everything about this!! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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:iconcezanne-z:
Cezanne-Z Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
So beautiful, love your style.
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!:)
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She's stunning!!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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carolaandersson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Wow, amizing picture and I am born in fish to
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just have always had a fascination with mermaids, like so many little girls!
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have featured your lovely art here: [link] :heart:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :love:
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome :D
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:iconmartizapl:
MartizaPL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unearthly!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is just bloody awsome!!.:wow:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
haha, thanks!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
my earnest pleasure!
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SuicidalMarshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I first glimpsed this on tumblr. Absolutely stunning! I can't get over it! <3
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, someone posted it on tumblr? :aww:
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SuicidalMarshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess they did! I thought it was you or someone you knew.... Either way, the person that did had a link to your mynti website, as well as your dA. :)
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mynti Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's cool, I don't mind such free advertising one bit, I just am always happy to hear people are enjoying my artwork.. and linking on tumblr means someone out there liked it fairly well. :D
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:iconvaldadea:
ValdaDea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow... it's beautiful! but where can i find a tutorial for a similar effect?
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh, I did it in a magical way - I have never before nor since had the same easy way with a painting... it was effortless probably because I have drawn so many mermaids in my life... blame Disney for that - one of my favorites growing up.

I'd say this painting was a combination of 1. seeing the stock and being inspired instantly 2. seeing the vision of the painting in my mind before I started 3. pure luck.
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shridevi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
fine work...specially the hair and the eye makeup
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:iconzummerfish:
zummerfish Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breathtaking <3
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