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Deep sea mermaid by MeganMissfit Deep sea mermaid by MeganMissfit
Everyone likes to portray mermaids as these beautiful, sexy, seductive creatures who drag poor sailors to their deaths by captivating them with their alluring beauty. That's nice and all, but it's time for something different :)

This time, Megan decides to draw something a little less attractive :P

These mermaids inhabit the deep sea, living about 1800m below the surface, mostly in temperate and sub-tropical oceans. They have evolved from the mermaids living in shallower waters, losing their hair, eyesight, and sense of smell. In the complete absence of light, their captivating beauty is no longer needed. Instead of capturing hapless sailors, these mermaids rely on their developed bioluminescence to lure small fish, squid and crustaceans into their clutches. They have also been known to feed on carrion who have sunken to the sea floor. With a slower metabolism, they are able to go weeks, even months without feeding.
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Pilar-Sama Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Spooky and gorgeous. :)
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Ciullo-Corporation Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You get perfectly the look of deep abyss ghost-fish... amazing!
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pyro-helfier Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
Love it! It reminds me a lot of the Fiji Mermaid of sideshow fame :D  I'm a big fan of mermaids, and I love that you tried to do something different with it. The luminescence and translucency is really awesome!
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MeganMissfit Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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pyro-helfier Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome :D
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shetheraven Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This mermaid is really pretty :) great idea and story :)
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Zeshroom Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to me this is actually really pretty.
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mamiboo Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work!
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Raeofthesunshine Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I love the story and thought you put behind this mermaid and I'm glad it's not the typical look and ideas
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