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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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:iconehotberry:
EHotberry Featured By Owner 3 days ago
24 and 33 are my favorites
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ReconNations Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
I think 31 and 32 are super cute! 
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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 Digital 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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:icondoodlebuggy:
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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annabelxannubis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
your mermaids are absolutely amazing and innovating... I was wondering, i know that this is the last batch of drawings but would you think about doing a Glaucus mermaid? it isn't a fish, its more like a slug but in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful animals in the ocean

just in case you think about it ^^ [link]
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional
That is so pretty! I guess now I need to come up with another batch of mermaids! I can't just upload one image so now I should come up with I guess 9 more just so I can do that! thank you for showing me this!
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Chickah-Dee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely the most adorable set of mermaids I have ever seen. These designs are fantastic, and so simple, I just love it!
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emplippy1022 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I like 29
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TheGraySide Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah, that's weird. I just did a piece of an ammonite mermaid, and it's really similar to your concept! Only mine has a top and is bald. These are really cute by the way, nice concept work :)
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional
Thank you! Let me check out your ammonite mermaid!
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TheGraySide Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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Awesprey Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
yellow bellied snake ftw!
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onelilmonkey654 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still love the cuddlefish (25)
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IridiumFlames Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the Yellow-bellied sea snake and the plesiosaurus.
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adexia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh they're all so precious!
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional
thanks! :D
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Demigui Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh i simply can't choose.. they are all so well done.. but in the end i think my favourites must be: 24, 25(they are so cute and shy) and 33 :D
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Charming-Manatee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student
this mermaids concept are so cute!
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Awwww.
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kinkira93 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
LOVE 24, 25, 31, 33, and 34!
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional
thanks! I'll add them to the tally sheet. Which ones out of all 3 pages are your top 5 or less favorite?
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onelilmonkey654 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG the first Cuddlefish Mermaid is adorable. DO IT!

It's so shy and sweet. I've been watching these and that's the one I'm sure.
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eleew Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I love them all! I think it's awesome you're doing this as a creativity exercise, and it makes me want to do something like this, too! ^^
Buuuuuuuuut my favorites are the first Cuttlefish Mermaid and the Bothriolepis Mermaid.
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Metraxus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the sea dragon mermaid is really cool. I love the fins and tail :)
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Blitzanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
25 and 31! :D
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PsailaBelkin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loving 27 and 33 :love:
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waterdrup Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like a lot of these! 25, 28 (nice oldish style), 29 and 32.
Looking forward to the animated swim tests! (will be posted on DA I hope?)
Anyway, good luck :)
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Tempestfrost Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
27, 29 and 33.
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kiki900400 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I really like the ammonite and the bubble eye goldfish.
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Atra-Caelum Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
The sea dragon has a lot fo potential for cool additions and such. I'm also partial to the yellow-bellied sea snake.
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themeanypoet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
These are incredibly adorable!! I wish I could say more but that's really all I can so. SO CUTE.
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crazytwins Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hula Skirt Siphonophore Mermaid, Yellow Bellied Sea Snake Mermaid, Bothriolepis Mermaid, Sea Dragon Mermaid,

Yellow Bellied Sea Snake Mermaid, if its just one :)
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frostthecolorblack Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the first cuddlefish mermaid, the yellow bellied sea snake mermaid and the Bothriolepis mermaid is just absolutely adorable.
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clairebear421 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
25, 31, 33. They look the coolest.
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:squee: CUTE!! 27 just just adorable, then I like 25 and 31-33. :heart: But they're all really good.
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superaura Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
too beautiful <3333
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Tsilk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
28 & 31.
I like how 28's head looks like a fancy hairdo.
But 31 is the one that struck out when they're all next to each other.
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yumi256 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
These are so nice ! But they kinda creep me out .. :D
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional
I know right? thats what happens when I start trying to use prehistoric, deep sea, and extinct fish. Those fish arn't known for being adorable....But I figured I had to at least try and make a mermaid, just so I can say I tried, I'm going to need to try and find cuter fish.
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Luminosion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Digital Artist
I LOVE THESE SO MUCH.
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Everyte Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
27 and 28 are adorable
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Flurrin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like 29!
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