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buncha mermaids colored by loish buncha mermaids colored by loish
this idea is stolen from ~Disney-bubbles, who made photomanipulations of the disney princesses as mermaids a while ago.

lineart done with photoshop 7 and coloring a mixture of photoshop and painter 7, where i used the smeary round brush to color. 


[update 22/11/2013] - in light of the whole ROMWE art theft, i just wanted to point out that when i uploaded this in 2005, i said i 'stole' the idea from disney-bubbles jokingly (something she and others understood!). my intention was to credit her and disney for the ideas in this illustration. little did i know this artwork would literally get stolen 8 years later! 
now's also a good time to point out that the lineart for this piece used to be online for people to color if they wanted to. this seemed like a fun and educational thing at the time. my only request was that people would credit me. unfortunately, lots of people didn't do this, and even went so far as to sell their version of this piece, which is not only unfair towards me but also a breach of Disney's intellectual property rights. so if you're looking for the linework, sorry, i just don't share it with anyone anymore! and if you find an illustration being sold somewhere that looks like this drawing but is colored differently, then that is because they used my linework.

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:iconzaloffshat:
Zaloffshat Featured By Owner 2 days ago
They look quite neat as mermaids! I like that you added your own style to this too! 
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:iconmango-chan88:
mango-chan88 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
This is pretty cute!
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:iconfireman-us:
fireman-us Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
very nice may I say+fav Nod Clap 
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:iconlittlewhale18:
LittleWhale18 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
I love this!
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:icon465lps:
465lps Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love your version of them; so beautiful
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:iconshalialove:
Shalialove Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering if you could make picture where it has no color
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:iconomnitilly:
OmniTilly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Oooh! Pretty!
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:iconxxonlylxx:
XxOnlyLxX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, art theft really sucks.
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:iconchromatik-fracture:
Chromatik-Fracture Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
You're missing Pocahontas! :( 
still a lovely pic though. 
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:iconluciusmimi:
LuciusMimi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I really love this picture...I think I saw it 3 years ago for the first time here on deviantart in all diffrent colors and backgrounds and stuff. I never would've thought it had such a kinda tragic story...
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:iconannafuru:
annafuru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amazing!
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:icongasset:
Gasset Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
I really love what you do, you have a real talent to create this pieces. It's a shame that people don't respect it, but maybe you should put a watermark to protect your work :/
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:iconkachumi:
Kachumi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is horrible about the art theft... What ass holes >:(
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:iconjennaleeauclair:
JennaleeAuclair Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Romwe did an AWFUL job recreating this. They make enough money they should've asked you and paid you to use the GOOD version of this painting.
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Keni8149 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh those people! What did they do to your stunning artwork! I'm never buying anything from that website!!

But this is beautiful btw <3
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Stunning work, dear friend!
Keep it up!! :clap:
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:iconkai-dragoness:
Kai-Dragoness Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the recolor that store did is fucking terrible. did you report them?
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
yeah, i actually did report them to disney! 
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:iconkai-dragoness:
Kai-Dragoness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good :D I've never experienced serious art theft, but I've started doing a new watermark that's halftone, I really like it, it's still transparent, but would mess up any chance of editing or printing :D
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:iconmistybloom3:
mistybloom3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This is very lovely, i can't believe Romwe stole your design! I really hope they stop stealing peoples art..
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:iconbella082005:
bella082005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cute
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:iconnekokawaiineko:
nekokawaiineko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the shells match their dresses tops and the shine on the tails.
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:icondevin-trinidad:
Devin-Trinidad Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am digging the new hair that you gave Jasmine and Cinderella. Congrats on getting the DD!
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:iconneonmay:
neonmay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! They all look amazing! <3
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:iconatirossana:
atirossana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
cute Meow :3 
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:iconvisualhebi:
VisualHebi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
This looks gorgeous, I love how you draw and colorize the faces.
Could also perfectly fit in Jugendstil. So nice :)
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:iconsocietys-typo:
Societys-Typo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ariel should of been the only 1 with legsMeow :3 La la la la I am a dummy! Clap 
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AlphaXXI Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Creativity also comes from "stealing" ideas all around you =P
Very good work.
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:iconumisaru:
umisaru Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really funny how the idea for this is 'stolen' and then the image is stolen from you. Hope you sort out that sweater person. 

Good luck!
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
yup, i meant that jokingly at the time :( now it's coming to bite me in the butt 8 years later!
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:iconumisaru:
umisaru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's extra funny considering Disney-Bubbles' profile. :p
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:iconroxyan:
RoxyAn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wauw even though it's not your own idea they are still pretty awesome.
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:iconhorsey-artist-child:
horsey-artist-child Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you see that Romwe recolored it and put it on a sweater..?
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
yep.. they removed it, thankfully!
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:iconladracul:
LaDracul Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Hmm, we DID see Snow White with a mermaid tail...of course, that was Regina doublecrossing her and Ariel with a magic bracelet...
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:iconwendyline:
WendyLine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love them all! :heart:
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So pretty! 
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:icongrandmommy:
grandmommy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so amazing, I love the pearlescent looks of the fishtails! They look like some of my nailpolishes :D
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:iconyengstar11:
yengstar11 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Artist
Snow White's face is so cute! 
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:iconcooger11:
cooger11 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
there NT just a bunch of mermaids...there the disney pricess XD
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:iconmooniestar:
mooniestar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Lovely work, I just hate the story behind it and Disney-bubbles and all that jazz that happened years ago.  Ah well.  
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:icontheexplosivesushi:
TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!!!
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:iconsimlatte:
simlatte Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Wouldn't inspired be a better word than stolen
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:icondalidarling:
Dalidarling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
No, they stole the pose and simply recolored it. Inspired would be doing a sweater with mermaids.
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:iconsimlatte:
simlatte Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Oh ok, I couldn't find the original image they were referring to at all. 
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:iconjumei:
Jumei Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah I thought so too. She didn't steal anything.
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:iconsimlatte:
simlatte Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Yeah it made me laugh a little though
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:iconsimlatte:
simlatte Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
hehehehehehe
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TheNightsTerror Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not really.
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