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Listen To Me And I'll Tell You A Story by Peppermint-Pinwheel Listen To Me And I'll Tell You A Story by Peppermint-Pinwheel
Procrastination is a bitch but I finally finished this!

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Given 2014-08-21
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Well, first off I just LOVE the content of the image- who doesn't love mermaids and fish?

I think the image itself is successful in color unity and emotion as well as the accuracy in the underwater environment.

My only real dislike with the image is the focal point being dead center. I think this one can get away with it due to the environment, but I think using the golden rectangle could have helped you with a better composition and crop. It would have allowed more exploration and a better visual Impact :)

I also think her hair is a little flat compared to the rest of the artwork. While i understand it helps separation, I think her warm colors are contrasting enough with the rest of the environment (and her being center)- she would still stand out.

I also don't understand how she's breathing- her skin suggests mermaid, her outfit suggests human :XD: but this could be in a world where humans are aliens that are also mermaids :D

Over all, this is poster worthy, tote bag worthy, i-phone case worthy, just a multi-product worthy image!!! :aww: I love the style, I love the texture, and I love this painting :)
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WolfSlime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm pretty sure I saw this in a book recently at Barnes & Noble... A digital art book. (: Funny to have stumbled upon you on here out of random.
Very nice! 
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Jagerholm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Beautiful Heart 
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The atmosphere of this is beautiful... colors, god, perfectly matched...
I can swear that I have the chills in looking at this drawing.
The fish are perfect and I can almost hear the lapping of the water and the gentle, delicate voice of the child.
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Omg, thanks so much!! :heart:
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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torivan6 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
sooo  beautiful  Heart 
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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torivan6 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
sure ur welcome Meow :3 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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:iconbrandon1920:
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute, beautiful and mystical!!!
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youu! :aww:
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:iconconnan-bell:
Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
"A tale of a fateful trip, it started on a topic port upon a tiny ship!" 
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I love that!
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:iconnum3ro:
Num3ro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Beautiful
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/08/d…
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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borysbrytva Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :'D
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:iconmegknucklebones:
megknucklebones Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This is wonderful! I really want to hear her story now.
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :aww:
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WhotheFuckisRemBroo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ponyo!
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAM! xD
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luminousBrink Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! simply incredible. whew that is beautiful :heart: :love:
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:iconpeppermint-pinwheel:
Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :blush:
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amen-no-suomynona Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PONYO! BUT WITH LONGER HAIR! :D


SORRY! :icononionemocornerplz: I just.... I just wanted to... Please don't hurt me...
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL :XD: It's inevitable!! I won't hurt you, I'll give you some ham instead! 

 I love that movie
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amen-no-suomynona Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconponyofaceplz: Ham? Ham. HAM. HAAAAMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAMMMMMMM!!

Ham dancing 
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giselleukardi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Digital Artist
so cute!
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Beautiful and mystical...like something out of a fairy tale.  I like the look of the little girl as she's talking to the fish.
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :aww:
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
You are so welcome! :D
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offermoord Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Beautiful Sweetness :love:
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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Vestigia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I love the textures in the tentacles and the fact that you made each of the little fish's poses unique. The way you render hair reminds me a lot of the Art Nouveau style, and all the greens in the colors really give it the look of being underwater.
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It was time consuming, but I really enjoyed drawing all those fish and tentacles, haha! I'm glad you like it :aww:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! Meow :3 
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :blush:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I like this allot, and don't think for one second I don't understand the brains and talent it takes do even do this work, so you should be very proud of completing something that 99% of the rest of the world can't do.

With that being said, I would like to point out that the hair on the girl could stand a good bit of extra work don't you think???
It's a weak item in this image, and yet should be a focal piece.

It has no depth and looks like it was cut and dropped in that space because it's seems so flat.
I should really be one of the crowning affects in my mind, and yet when I looked at this, it took me a full 30 seconds to even SEE SHE was in the picture at all.

Now...believe me, I have other things to do, and would never take the time to criticize someone else as it does NOTHING for me but waste my time. People get mad and nothing is helped by that, but I do like this, and do see real talent here so I thought I would just suggest something I think could make it better maybe.
What do you think? Am I off base and not seeing it right? I hope you know I'm trying to help and not criticize even if we disagree. All the best to you.
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words, and the observations :) This piece is over a year old now, and my work has changed quite a lot since then :aww: However, I do appreciate the feedback, and I can see what you mean! Thank you ^_^
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SeaOfFireflies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! 
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! Excited Blush :heart: :hug:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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