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July 25, 2006
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Speedpaint - 3 hours, Adobe Photoshop CS2 & Tablet ... it was a nice change from the massive thing I'm doing otherwise (Escape)... so ya. Had fun.

Update: This is now available as a print at Artists for Charity - support a good cause.

Update 2: 01.04.2009: No longer available from artists for charity (discontinued there) so now available in my prints store.

References: Lady is `lockstock
I used a book on constellations I have (Field Guide to Astronomy) to draw the constellation.

Brushes:
Textures by =Barbiedoll on her site, Emerald de Leeuw.com
Ptolemy's drawing scanned from a book a long time ago, part of my personal brushes set.

EDIT :giggle:
I spent an extra bit of time to make her more sci-fi, `memod suggested the background be changed, and he was right! Now she's floating among the stars, an alien-mermaid Zodiac: Pisces.
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sn330272 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my gosh, i absolutely love this. as you probably have already gotten tons of request for other astrological signs, i am just another vote. =] [cancer]
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AppelAlies Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Amazing, like all your paintings :+fav: (L)
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mynti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really gorgeous depiction. I hope to see a zodiac series from you some day!
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random-is-i Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!
this is awsum!
you could SO do a set with all the zodiac signs!!
mines cancer *wink wink, nudge nudge*
lol
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mynti Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yar.. I did this on a whim, but kind of blahed out on the idea, I suppose. It happens to me...
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random-is-i Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thats fine!
looks really good!
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:iconemmil:
emmil Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! MY Zodiac! Spiffy! :dance:
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pinkpaint-stock Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
stunning, i love the webbed fingers.
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wisplike Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
u should so do sagittarius next :]
*slips you a 50..
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wolfkaje Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
as a pisces i love it!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my favourites, from your gallery (it doesn't stop here!)

I'm much more a fan of your "looser" pieces. They feel so alive :)

I can't get over how beautiful it is, the syncronisation of her movement with the positioning of the star sign.

Beautifully imaginative.

:heart:
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mynti Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart: I've tried the other signs, but I admit I could not achieve the same results as this one... I have a feeling it might be the only one I do like this :lol: I do have to eventually do a series though... Just plan it out a little better next time so I know the compositions will work throughout :bucktooth:
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Do Aries :< ... do it D:

Draw a fucking bad ass sexy motherfucking sheep goddess, ramming the universe.

... yes.
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mynti Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, you don't know how many times I tried Taurus... Try to make a bull-god look like he's totally sleek and weightless and at home in the stars.. :faint: If I ever pull that one off I think I may just consider myself an artist :D As it is now, though, they always appear just floaty, not like this one, which I think actually feels part of the stars instead of just floating..
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You should make him float up too, just like your Pisces bitch :nod:

And you are an artist. Never think less of yourself.

<3
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mynti Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha. Naw, I'm getting there... but I have a whole lot more to learn before I'll consider myself an Artist. Yanno, the capital letter makes it tougher to accomplish. :giggle: I'm a student and an art lover though, my whole life. Inescapable!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're an artist because you create stuff for yourself :)
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NotWithoutAlibis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Nice. Good. I'm a Pisces
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windesoru Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
wow...it's amazingly beautiful...
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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windesoru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
you're welcome...
the textures and the colors are amazing...
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Alekseii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Writer
i want this on my skin!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Really? I can make a tat design from it.
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Alekseii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008   Writer
rly? you should!
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
oooh!
this is lovely, now i waiting for the rest!
can't wait to see them all done!
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mynti Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
I've actually tried a bunch of these in outer space to keep with a series, but sadly most don't work out. (Trying to portray a bull in outerspace doesn't work as well as a mermaid; it's not really elegant looking or cool. And I redesigned the bull, and people no longer knew what it was, other than a strange creature, so yeah.) I might do a different zodiac that I actually plan out; this was a singular speedpaint I created as a gift :) I wasn't really thinking of the others when I did it, since it was just more or less, to me, a lighting study :)
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
bummer, but i can see your point...oh well, hopefully the other Zodica will come along with a little more ease.
Good luck!
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mynti Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I've been sketching them on and off for a few months, I might start it soon ;)
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Duvina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007   Photographer
Wow, that is really cool!
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
this is so gorgeous!
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crackx-stock Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
wow, this is amazing
i wish i was creative enough to make a Sagittarius one

this is so gorgeous
i can't even say anything
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MirSanInuKag Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007   Digital Artist
o.O I like this! Now do Libra!
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Melizabeth1985 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
Really, really cool. I wonder how Virgo would look like... :pray:
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petronieska-stock Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007   Photographer
:wow: I love it!

Pisces! :heart:
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HokkaidoJH Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Think you can do Leo? I'm a Leo! :XD:
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12memories Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Artist
:evillaugh:

Bitchin'! I'm Pisces aswell

The dark composition gives the image it's edge.
really swell done... interesting mermaid creature and lettering :#1:
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Piscaria Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007   Writer
Beautiful.
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robofan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007   Interface Designer
As a Pisces all i can say is: awesome!i love it
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
:D Cheers, glad you like it!
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robofan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007   Interface Designer
:)
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Boucles-de-Saturne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
As a pisces all i can say is : thanx for that!!
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:iconlgmac:
lgmac Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
An amazing piece!!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Morbid-Tyriel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Oh wow~ This is beautiful! I don't think I've seen a more beautiful Pisces interpretation!
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mynti Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you :blush: Now if only the rest of the zodiac came so naturally to my head :) I'm thinking on them. :giggle:
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RHuggs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Andaria just introduced me to your deviants, and I must say that your work really grabs me. I'm no art critic, but I really enjoy the "feel" of them. Not sure what that means, but inside I take joy from many of your works. Quite a nice job there! I am looking forward to see many more pieces.
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mynti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart: I'm really touched you get enjoyment out of my work. I love to paint :D It's my favorite thing to do. So more to come!
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Troglodytidae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Very nice!! I've never seens something like that befor! great idea!
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mynti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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