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Sunbathing Mermaid

By KatrienaEmmanuel  
Some photos I took this weekend of my friend Brodie on the Gold Coast beaches of Australia.

Hope you enjoy. Got the tail from Sadestock, she creates great stuff like this.

The Little Mermaid was my fav movie as a kid, I watched it at least 10 times I swear and knew all the songs

Tags: Beach General Fish Ocean Digitally manipulated Bikini Mermaid Portraits and people

Voters: gwood, mroch06, Skye24Blue and 17 more


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8 Feb 2009 12:14PM
Love this brilliant shot.
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BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 12:30PM
Wow thats brilliant work.
Dave
8 Feb 2009 12:44PM
very clever! i'd be intruiged to see the mermaid theme in other shots/ poses. =)
i hope to do more of the mermaid theme with other poses as well. so spot on LauraJean
IMAGESTAR 13 7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2009 11:37AM
excellent image good comosition.
Brian
Xiaoli 11 661 14 South Africa
15 Feb 2009 7:44PM
Very creative. I think though ..... sorry here it comes .... I would prefer to see all of the tail with a more natural bend in it when you position it. I think also that your blending of the edge of the costume into the body could be more subtle. Personally I sort of imagine the tail to start at the waist and you have blended/merged it a bit low in the front and it's sort of obviously merged. I love the tonal balance with the hair, tails and sepia tints in the clouds. I might actually have gone one step further and changed the tones of the sea as well. After all this is a fantasy world the sea can be any colour you like. Otherwise very creative. Love the tail - looks beautifully made.
Personally I sort of imagine the tail to start at the waist and you have blended/merged it a bit low in the front and it's sort of obviously merged.

Well actually I posted this pic too early as since then I had re-edited the blending from the waist to tail to look more natural and less prominent as it is now. But I do agree with that critique on the blending but its since been fixed but didnt know how to re-submit it here as an edited. Looking at Walt Disney for inspiration, tail usually started below the belly button, which I have in fact done, I just prefer the tail lower on the body more at the hips.

I did change the tones in the sea as they were naturally very bright but I preferred to tone things down to compliment the sephia and brown tones in the tail, hair and skin tone and rocks, so I toned down the brightness and colours of the blue sky and sea whilst still trying to keep it realistic looking. Personally I like fantasy to look real rather than surreal....

Tail I did not create and strategically made part of it be cut out from the scene...again trying to give a realistic look rather than in your face fantasy like creatures.

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