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Commission for busyoldfool, The Little Mermaid in a different setting. I so did love painting those waves. My love for old Japanese illustrations strikes again.

Tools: Graphite, watercolour, white gel-pen on 15x20 cm watercolour paper.
Elsewhere: Please don't repost on tumblr, here's a link to my post.

Commission info | Website | Tumblr | Society6

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:iconlittle-beasty:
Little-Beasty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
At first I thought it was that one scene from Mulan where the general discovers that Mulan is a woman, because of the art style. I too love seeing classic fairy tales translated into other cultural backgrounds.
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DrawWithNessie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Nice! I love seeing fairytales in different settings with different cultures. Love your style!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkushinausagi:
KushinaUsagi Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
beautiful and magical! Meow :3 
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Japanese folklore and mythology is among my favourites. I agree that Ponyo could be called a ningyo. Thank you kindly for this lovely comment :heart:
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applecorekevin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
the water on this is really nice.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconnooknook:
Nooknook Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere of this drawing!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmarsuministeri:
Marsuministeri Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea to draw The Little Mermaid in different setting! Beautiful work as always. :) Great job with those waves!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I liked it, too. Thank you (:
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:iconcjbolan:
cjbolan Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Nice picture!!! Reminds me of Heian-era Japanese paintings :)
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
...A Beautiful Piece.....:clap:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks (:
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
...always a pleasure, my friend cheers...:lolly:
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:iconeamanee:
eamanee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Super, brak mi słów, wracam do swojego pudełka. ;<
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Twoje pudełko wcale źle nie wygląda (:
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:iconeamanee:
eamanee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Od środka też ładnie xD
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KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
I love the little mermaid(original version not disney) (even in different cultures) its my favourite fairy tale.I know that originally she trade her tongue(chopped of) and some fins for pair of legs and human soul but when she walk or dance her legs are bleeding because it feels like walk on knife or broken galsses but she fail to win his love because he though the princess was the one who save him and for being meraid again her sisters sold their hair to the sea witch for a dagger to kill the prince and let his blood drop to her feet for be mermaid again for all her eternity but she didn't do because she love him so much so instead she kissed him drop the dagger jump into the water and dies by turn into she foam!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I know the tale (:
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:iconkinggianny123:
KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Any tale?
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:iconrosenrot98:
Rosenrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent work! :love:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredibly well done. You are gifted to be able to get a so japanese rendering... :clap:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, dear! :heart:
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:iconbeareen:
beareen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yesyesyes, so much love for those waves and old japanese illustration!
I'm looking forward to that kimono of yours! :D
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm looking forward to it, too (:
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TLTaylor Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Like a Japanese wall hanging or tapestry. Really quite a remarkable interpretation. Love the water, such action. Get that girl a kimono, she looks cold. ;) (Wink) Clap Clap 
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STelari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Historical clothing is one of my big interests and there's quite a bit I know about old Japanese fashion, so one day probably there will be a kimono (:
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HT1372 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Artist
Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice composition and atmosphere ! Fantastic ! Well done !
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome !
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SummerisleDog Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
It's a beautiful piece!  Those waves look amazing!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbjoernsiebolds:
BjoernSiebolds Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconnackmu:
nackmu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely change of placing ^^
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NEMonsters201083 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aboslutely gorgeous!! I'm a HUGE fan of ancient japanese art.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Marco!
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seralune Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!! :la:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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MeleeGypsy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hm... very nice, it reminds me of mulan when the guy finds out who mulan really is
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