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Unbearable glowiness of being by merrypaws Unbearable glowiness of being by merrypaws
Gather 'round folks, and let me tell you a little story:
Once upon a time when I still used to freguent Elfwood more than DA, I once came across an artist who went by the name Chael. He had done a whole lot of fabulous merfolk pics, and after a few days I scraped together the courage to e-mail him asking for a trade. He agreed, and I received his half, an hourglass-dolphin maid named Morgandy, fairly soon. But after that... I forgot the whole thing. And that was like two years ago. :dohtwo:

Foul language ahead, proceed with caution.

:stupidme: :!: HOW THE FUCK DOES ANYONE FORGET HAVING AN ART-TRADE UNDEWAY WITH AN ARTIST YOU GOD DAMN IDOLIZE? :!: :slamhead:

Then yesterday, as I was surfing around I suddenly came by ~Chael's DA gallery, and bang! Hello guilt, my old friend. So, after several attempts to hurt myself, I grabbed my sketchpad and started scribbling madly. And here you have the result.

Despite the underlying feeling of being a horrible person this was heaps of fun to draw. I tried to make it extra pretty to compensate for the long wait. I might also add that very unlike myself I did some actual research on fishes before setting to work. This little guy is a hybrid of one of those freaky deep-sea things, dragon fish I think they're called, and a rainbow cale. Glowy!

So, here's to you, Sorry it took so long.
If anyone needs me, I'll be curled up in a corner, sucking my thumb.
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:iconvalky:
Valky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
This is awesome, and i love the border!!Very prettiful...
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Chael Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
OMG I thought I commented on this! Its awesome! I don't think you should worry so much about forgetting a project, we all do that sometimes. ^^; I am glad you dedicated a piccie to me, gracias. And the commenters are correct. I am not a she...
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
Lovely work, great original design and nice color :)
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SanchaySquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: I can verify that Chael is a he, although not very well, and there still is a possibility that he might be female for all I know. But I've been going with male due, in part, to having looked up his name and its meaning and genderal orientation. (is genderal a word?) Anywho, I think it's purty snazzy myself. Keep at the drawing! It's looking great!

And it's also better than I could do using my sucky CG coloring skills on a program that isn't Photoshop... How I long for Photoshop... :cry:
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solipherus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
He's really cute! I love all those glowy spots ^_^ and the squiggly edges of the fins

You know, that reminds me that I once promised someone a picture if they'd fetch me pizza..... oops dang XD

(btw, I thought Chael was a girl at first too...... ^_^;;;; )
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1Corinthians13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
Hehe Chael's a he ;) heh

Lovely work - A bioluminescent fish is such a wonderfully cool thing to draw and you did a great job of it :) ~offers cookies~ :cookie:
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KanaDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Ooohh... that makes him waaaaaaay cute, those glowing spots that is, wonder how conny would look with glowing blue spots, hmm...

*evil smirk and gets glowy paint*

Conny: Oh noes, not again you crazy woman! :sprint:
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Oh-em-gee, you just gave me the greatest idea! :excited:
Conny, get back here and pose, dammit!
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KanaDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
*gets binoculars* Conny's far in the horizon, damn fast runner, thoo... he does that often, so... *gets Acme(tm) tracking device* He has a new nice anklebracelet ^^
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
:roll: Good luck with that. According to Robert Vavra's 'Unicorns I Have Known' unicorns can hit 84 m/h, and they can keep it up for hours.
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KanaDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Don't worry, it's not a normal tracking device *giggles* it has special effect to make you long for home if you're gone for over an hour, no need to catch him, he always comes back, but let's not tell him this, eh? *wink*
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Which home would that be? Home with me, or home with you? :evileye:
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KanaDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
Home with me ^^ unless you tinkered my tracking machine thingsy o.o;
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
;P You can't prove anything.
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KanaDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Oh, and since i leaved in mid-thougth and forgot to say more than half of the stuff i intended to say...

How you made that water is like, awesome o.o; I envy thee, again *bowness*
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty. I love her glowing spots. It is a her right?
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
He actually, I said "this little guy".
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug: You'd be amazed at how many times I've heard women referred to as guys. In some places it's as innocent as saying 'Hey you'. But you have a point.
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
:wow: DAMN Girl! Excellent work! :clap:

Oooooo... your'e like me, right? A mind like a steel trap... everything in it is crushed and mangled? :O_o:
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Bunnaroo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
It's been my experience that there are better things than thumbs for flavor. :pacman:

It's good that you did right by ~Chael and the pic is neato. :clap:

I didn't see anything that translated from avian dilects. How can you claim fowl language? :greenprobe:
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
:lmao: Thanks, that made me feel better.
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KevoDuBrow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Yeah, at least you did it -- and it looks spiffy. Never thought of putting those nodes (glowy!) on a mermaid's body.
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Windrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
That makes me smile - at least you remembered.

Well, the picture is nice - the glowy spots were something I've never seen on a mermaid pic before. I like the way this is set up.
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