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Mermaid's Lure by allison712 Mermaid's Lure by allison712
Here's my entry to =cookiekitty-stock's Tempt Me contest. Hopefully it fits the theme. When I read in the description the word "lure", a mermaid was what came to mind (what can I say, my brain is always in a fantasy world or something :D). So I don't actually show a sailor being lured by this mermaid, but you can see the shipwreck of a previous successful luring.

Credits:
:iconcookiekitty-stock: ~ Mermaid [link]
:iconlisajen-stock: ~ Mertail Base [link]
:iconaqualilia: ~ Scale and Tail Brushes [link]
:icontrisste-brushes: ~ Hair Brushes [link]
:icondying-soul: ~ Clouds [link]
:iconkittyd-stock: ~ Background Waves [link] & Foreground Rock and Waves [link]
:icongreeneyezz-stock: ~ Purple Starfish [link]
:iconlife-wont-wait-stock: ~ Brown Starfish [link]
:iconpdtnc-stock: ~ Barnacles [link]
:iconthiselectricheart: ~ Seaweed [link]
:iconlaeni-recycle-stock: ~ Pearls [link]
:iconmoonfishing-stock: ~ Orb [link]
[link] ~ Shipwreck [link]

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Thanks to some lovely suggestions from =Lalianna-Nyrobi I think I have been able to make some improvements :w00t: Thank you!
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:iconhandinmine-x3:
HandInMine-x3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Absolutely amazing.
I love it! :D
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconhandinmine-x3:
HandInMine-x3 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
your welcome. :tighthug:
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: gorgeous
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Hey there I featured this awesome piece in my article on mermaids here [link] (sorry for the double posting at the top of the article!) if you like it please fav the article- popular articles are one of the best ways to attract new viewers to your gallery! Thanks for sharing your awesome work. I hope you'll check out the work of the others! :hug:
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconpdtnc-stock:
pdtnc-stock Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
very nice :)
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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AmethystUnderwood Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
I really love this... only thing is... and I hope you do't mind suggestions... I can still slightly see where her knee was. There is a small shadow there that makes the line visible. I would just smooth it out a little bit. It also has a piecemeal feel to it. I have trouble with this myself... I think a texture of sorts might bring the whole thing together a bit so some parts don't look like they are lying on top of the rest.
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allison712 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore suggestions :love: I still have so many things to learn about photomanipulation, one of the main things being lighting and textures (or is that two things :confused:....:giggle:). Anyway, I think I see what you mean about her knee, and if I'm looking at what I think you're looking at...I kind of intended to leave that little bit of shadowing there in hopes it would give her a more realistic looking "joint". If it's distracting I'll try smoothing it a tad more as you suggested though. As for textures...any suggestions? As I said, that's something I just haven't figured out entirely yet. Like...how to do them period :P Oh well. Thanks so much for your input! :hug:
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AmethystUnderwood Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
I kind of cheat hehe... If I see that something stands out like its not blended into the overall image... I move into Paint Shop Pro and use one of their filters. Usually a Softening filter or in Photoshop I use the blue tool and blur the edges so things blend better. As far as textures are concerned.. I don't myself have a lot of experience. Using a partially transparent texture over the entire image can also help things blend together better. You don't want something that is too detailed... it might distract from the image... I'd play around with it a little bit and have fun =)
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for your suggestions! :hug: I've made some changes and I think it's starting to come together even better now.
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AmethystUnderwood Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
Anytime hun... If you ever have any other questions just let me know!! I'm still learning myself though, but whatever I can help with I will =)
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life-wont-wait-stock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007   Photographer
Nice work. :)
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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:iconljplum12:
ljplum12 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Mermaids don't have feathers. :D
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Says who?

:giggle:

Besides, those would be her tail fins, not feathers ;P At least that's what I assume you're talking about...:D
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moonfishing-stock Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
I featured this picture in my juornal,
hope you don't mind :heart:
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :glomp:
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:iconmoonfishing-stock:
moonfishing-stock Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
That is so nice job, beautiful :heart:

-thanks for using my stock :D
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and you're welcome! :D
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GreenEyezz-stock Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
What a pretty picture!
Thankyou for useing my stock. I've added your avatar and picture to a list of people and their deviations which use my stock. The list can be found here: [link]
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allison712 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance: Thank you!
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Gild-a-Lily Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! I see we're both entering this competition! I love what you've done here ~ it's just beautiful :blowkiss:
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Great minds and all :D Thank you, and good luck! :hug:
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thiselectricheart Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Student Photographer
beautiful! you did a great job.
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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:iconcookiekitty-stock:
cookiekitty-stock Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
Yep it sure does fit the theme :aww: Awesome entry. Thanks for entering and good luck!
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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Dying-Soul Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
Beautiful work! I love this! Definite fav for sure!
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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