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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

Info:

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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfionakernaghan:
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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry, I've searched my mailboxes for that address, to no avail. Note sent :D
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:icondeadpanspaghetti:
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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I went for it, didn't I!
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:iconnmil2526:
nmil2526 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT TEXTURE
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yes, it is all about that, in a way.
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:iconroadkillcactus:
RoadKillCactus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hardly! :D
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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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I thought even this rendition seemed a bit cliche - I'm glad it doesn't read that way.
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:iconaquaticfox93:
AquaticFox93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icon1caribe:
1Caribe Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Beautiful! :)
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thanks for the comment, I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. No one has picked this nuance out to me as eloquently as you have; but you have gotten my underlying message: different is beautiful too.
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:iconjiajenn:
jiajenn Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great Art !
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlamya2:
Lamya2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Aesthetically executed.
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D Pointedly evaluated.
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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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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
I tried for that - I only wish I knew how to paint for 3D glasses :D
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:iconlorenzarts:
lorenzArts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent work :rose:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icongirlgumbi:
GIRLGUMBI Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
<3 Such a great picture
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the hair~!! grrreat job ^.^
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvoltage-pixels:
voltage-pixels Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconepicfaveplz: AWESOME
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks
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:icongoon702:
Goon702 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love everything about it,
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbloodwillow:
BloodWillow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I can see why this got a DD! Terrific work!

I especially love her hair :D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I love drawing hair. I don't know why.
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:icon3asey:
3asey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
LOVE IT
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlgmac:
lgmac Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Youare extremely talented. Fantastic work!!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks - more skill than talent!
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Digital Artist
feature time [link]
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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