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Mermaid Concepts 3 by DoodleBuggy Mermaid Concepts 3 by DoodleBuggy
Ok last batch. (unless I find a really interesting fish)

This batch has been difficult because I've been running out of interesting fish. Well, there are many, many interesting sea creatures but some don't make good mermaids (like the saw shark) and some, which are really pretty, make boring/predictable mermaids and the point of me doing this is to find original and unique designs for mermaids. I started researching extinct and prehistoric sea critters. There were a lot of cool ones I thought would make better Mermen then mermaids.

Ok, from left to right and top to bottom: Whale Mermaid, Ammonite Mermaid, Cuddlefish Mermaid, Another Cuddlefish Mermaid, Bubble Eye Goldfish Mermaid. Hammerhead Shark Mermaid, Hula Skirt Siphonophore Mermaid, Plesiosaurus Mermaid, Yellow Bellied Sea Snake Mermaid, Bothriolepis Mermaid, Sea Dragon Mermaid, Triop Mermaid.

I couldn't deside which Cuddlefish Mermaid design I liked better so I added both to the lineup. Its a bit crowded now...

I decided to go in different direction with Whale Mermaid and Hammerhead Mermaid.

For Whale Mermaid, I was going for more of a overall whale-silhouette instead of just a whale tail.

For the Hammerhead Mermaid, I wanted to see what it would look like if the fish part was designed kind of like a dress. I looked up paintings of mermaids and I found one that had mermaids dressed in renaissance type clothing and i thought that it was quite different then the normal nude mermaid. I liked it. Plus the head of Hammerhead Shark Mermaid kind of looks like those fancy/silly hairstyles women used to wear so I wanted to build on that.

So, everyone, out of this batch, which one is your favorite. I'm keeping a tally sheet for all my mermaids, the ones that are most popular get second drafts and an animation swim test.
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Susie555 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
There're cute
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Riyuu-Inhumed Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I really like number 33 : )
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Midori-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Adorable! I love to see concepts varying from the original fish maid!
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lxblack Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mermaid whales are called Ningen.
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TrangPhan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I like 28 the hammerhead shark! That one is so cute!
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valimermaid95 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they're all beautiful, but number 29's my fave <3
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smupi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
can we adopt these? or are they yours?
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional
they are mine. what do you mean by adopt?
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TallgirlSmallgirl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HEN KE AI!!!
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ambarushita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
number 27 reminds me ponyo , btw cute concepts ^.^
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