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Harsh critique welcomed! Please zoom.

Edit: Fixed the bottom half/tail. Removed main reef as it was just distracting. Added black gradient to the bottom to keep all the light towards the top of the image. Other small changes. Thanks for those of you who gave feedback!

Thank you so much for the DD! I am honored! :D!
Learn to create a mermaid tail! fav.me/d70fh4y

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mjranum-stock

RESOURCES:
- Reef: chasmdeep.deviantart.com/
- Sharks: www.deviantart.com/art/Sharks-…
- Fin: fav.me/d4k8ug0
- Scales: fav.me/d1hbyvw
- And resources by me

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Given 2014-04-20
Surface Light by AbbeyMarie is a triumph of lighting and shade. The stock choice is excellent and intriguing, and the artist blended elements seamlessly to tell a fantastic story. Be sure to check out the other gems and many in-depth tutorials found in this artist's gallery! ( Featured by Aeirmid )
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As far as photo manipulations go this was done somewhat flawlessly, I thought it was a painting. The lighting and colors work well together. Where it falls apart for me is the execution of the tail manipulation. Towards the end of the tail it looks like you just got lazy and left it blank. Though that's not so much the issue because it's only noticeable if you look at it from different angles on a monitor. The tail fin however, doesn't match with the rest of piece (on the mershark?). It looks like you tried to give it a motion blur effect and ghost effect to create a sense of movement. Instead, at least for me, the blur distracts me and I zero in on it as if it were a mistake. The lighting on the sea floor doesn't match the rest of the scene in a couple places. I would take some time to makes these edges a little more crisp and match the smoothness of the sharks and woman if possible.

Long story short, I think the top half is exceptional. The bottom half falls apart.
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   General Artist
This is amazingly beautiful, one of the best mermaid manips I've seen. The use of lighting is spot-on! And I'm super flattered you found my scale brushes helpful!
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Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!
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shena12345 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artist
Teach me how to draw realistic like you
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JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love it :rose:
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AbbeyMarie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! 
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! Congrats to the DD :glomp:
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AbbeyMarie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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OnurahArt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome
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houk Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Gorgeous!
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AbbeyMarie Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!:D
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