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Sumit's Prize (Modestly) by Aphelps Sumit's Prize (Modestly) by Aphelps
This is a commission for a friend of mine. I am pretty happy with how it came out. Waay too many hours, but finally got the greyscale -> color thing down. It was a lot easier that way. I had a lot of fun with this, except for the scales-- they wanted to fry my brain.

Should I upload the version without the shells? Maybe, if people ask for it. :)

I would love critiques on this, other than the fact that there is a different light source for the wave than the rest of the picture. (It's intentional, and I know, it bugs me too.)
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh the water and all of the little scales. Great job!
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Aphelps Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the warmth you put into the skin tones. The scales are crazy detailed too. I also like how the foam in the waves look like strings of pearls, it's a rather fitting touch. The hand is an issue though, If you want to keep working on it I suggest rotating the hand outward. Otherwise this is a pretty awesome piece, the intensity of the colors in the waves works well.
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usererror41 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
The scales must have taken you forever. I watched my little sister drawing scales on a dragon before, so I know what you mean about them frying your brain.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very sweet work, but as mentioned before you should rework the hand :)
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SageStrike2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty, Youre very talented. I really enjoy the way you made the water, it has so much life
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Skullspit Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This painting is pretty sweet, like the mermaid a lot! Great work done with the water :D very impressive!
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klinone Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great piece of work!
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froggycomics Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
nice work
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