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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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Wolf-demon-shadow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bioluminescence in itself is sexy and seductive ;)
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Inupoutdown Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Writer
I really enjoyed this! She looks alien, but not in an evil way.
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WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Gollum, your sister called, she ready for dinner, and mom's mad, you are totally passed curfew!!!!

 lol beautiful work keep it up, love your imagination.
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Lu-Liu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely (in its own unique way) <3
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embem95 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
this is more like how I imagine real life mermaids/mermen - if they exist, which we don't know :'D
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Pilar-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Spooky and gorgeous. :)
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Ciullo-Corporation Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You get perfectly the look of deep abyss ghost-fish... amazing!
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome :D
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shetheraven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This mermaid is really pretty :) great idea and story :)
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Zeshroom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to me this is actually really pretty.
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martaraff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
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mamiboo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work!
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Raeofthesunshine Featured By Owner 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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100chihuahuas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How creative!
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the-flavor-of-love Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! I love it! very unique! :D
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Shay-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
O.O this is strangely lovely. Deep sea creatures frighten me...but i can totally see this actual creature coming from the ocean depths, and it doesn't scare me as much as others. I like how transparent they are so you can see their bone structure on the inside.
The lights around the fins and down the tails are awesome :D
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow thank you! Yeah, deep sea creatures are very alien looking, especially the gulper eel: [link] but I still find them strangely fascinating :D And I really like sea creatures that glow in the dark 8)
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Mylos19 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love when art, science, and mythology come together! bravo!
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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RichDoes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I love this style of mermaid, and this is amazing. Especially the translucency, very interesting take on it.
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Artha-Amberose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
That is seriously kick-ass! Awesome job! I LOVE this concept!
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LeQuaz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This time, Megan tried to draw the ugliest looking thing ever.
DAMN, it's gorgeous!
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melibee1323 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not ugly at all!!
In fact, there was a special on the discovery Chanel (or science Chanel not sure which) that talked about what mermaids could look like if they were real. They used development theories from evolutionary factors and surprisingly the creature they developed (computer animated of course) looked very similar to your drawing. It just wasn't bioluminescent :)
Your drawing is fantastic :D
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's really fascinating! :D I'm going to have to check it out. Do you remember the title of the documentary?
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melibee1323 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found it!!
Its called "Mermaids: The Body Found"
[link]
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks! :heart:
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SimplySimplette Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo~ I dig this so much! :D You may have tried drawing something ugly... But I find it beautiful in its own way. 0.0 Such an awesome concept~ :la:
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candygirl39725 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! What a unique take on mermaids.
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Incredible :love:
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
My pleasure :love:
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kalascee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
love it fantastic idea
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Skihaas1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks better than my version :(

Good job
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Cooooooooooooool! :D
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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MadameCherie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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