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... Innocence is just a smile...


- Fallen Ariel -


Wow... I never drew that many details in one picture.. This took me more than 30 hours, I drew it during the past two months! i hope you like it! :heart:

Favs and comments are highly appreciated!! :D :hug:

PS CS4, Hanvon graphic tablet

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Critique by Commander-Boo Jan 28, 2012, 1:59:26 PM
EVERYTHING, i mean everything in this, is very well made, from ariels hair, to the bottom of the image, this is the best i seen from you! the scales a good too. bate the fins on the eels are very well made, they catch my eyes like a kid with a candy! on and the fish dose the same thing! this really needs a DD! i also forgot the eels eyes, very scary, like im going to be scared of water for some time XD but, im hoping for good artworks from you! and once more, this needs a DD, but thats me!
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all the detail in this piece is just exquisite, i love how you gave her blue scales around her eyes and those scales... and the fishies! and the eels! and those fins!!! :wow:
the concept alone is genius and original, i've never seen anything like this
my goodness, im not surprised at all this took you 30 hours, i would think that it would take more!
this makes me think too, like how did ariel kill ursula?
did the eels take to her right away?
is eric still a happy bachelor?
does ariel still sing?
this needs no critique, only praise and awe.
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Icediamond600 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Dark Ariel is an interesting spin on one of my favorite movies.
Simkaja Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
I don't like Ariel at all, but damn, I love this picture!
Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Damn scary eels xD
poetic74 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
She was a creature of the sea
Half woman,
Half fish,
She wanted more to see, Than the fish of the deep,
She had seen the ships that sailed on by
Those that had sunken to the depths,
Tasted sailors hearts
As they sunk to the deep.
She had a Taste for those up above
But her father forbid it,
As she had tasted human flesh
She had been seen stripping it from the bone,
For the ships that sank
Were her doing to the depths they fell.
She enjoyed them warm,
Which she ripped out
With their drowning screams,
Then the left overs she fed to her
Friends of the deep.
She asked the witch, who knew her evil heart,
She said you have the hunger
I will help this once, a spell cast.
Black eels magic,
Eye of man,
Merman's gills,
Black death oil spilt,
What was once fish, make woman complete,
She woke upon a shore
A prince came upon, His heart she heard,
Then did awake, what is your name
She went to talk, but no voice did speak,
The witch had tricked her,
Curses spoke with no voice to speak.
She was taken to a castle, fed and dressed
Her clothes showed her womanly figure
Her breasts turned many a mans head,
For those that insulted,
There corpse thrown in to the deep,
But with one thing missing,
A hole where a heart did once beat.
She was of too ways she fell in love,
But the heart that beat smelled divine
Hearts beat,
A kiss would seal his fate, but the witch
Had taken the voice of the siren of the deep,
She used her womanly ways
There was more than one way to hook a man
With out speech.
So she did what she did and he was hooked
At sea they were to wed
Not one kiss had pasted there lips
But the day had come dressed in white
This sinful woman of the deep,
Vows were said
Man to woman,
Woman to man,
In life and death you are now both wed,
The kiss tasted sweet, she could taste it
She felt the heart beat against her bosom
And to the bedroom they did retreat,
Lust and passion a new experience
To make love in water was wet
To be dry and wet beneath Satin sheets
He took her deep, she was in two hearts
As they came together screams heard
No worries to those outside
There vows were sown or at least you think
For the moment of ecstasy as both did explode
Under the sheets
She took his heart and devoured it whole
The look of fear left frozen on his face.
The ship did scream all through the night
As one after another, beats did stop their beat.
She went to the hull punched through with ease
Sea water filled as it sank to the deep,
Others finished what was started
But Ariel was holding her love in her arms
A tear on cheek, but not of love
Because royalty tasted better than any other
Stripped to the bone
His skeletal form lost to the deep.
She was now back in true form,
She was a princess a hunter of the deep
One last heart she did taste
Corrupt as hers
The witch had betrayed,
Now her essence is
Her power now Ariels
Beware the princess of the deep.
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hey :) wow, that is a scary piece of poetry you have put together :D well done, my friend! 
freakingfabulous Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
benoibe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this. So unique! I've seen a lot of Ariel interpretations, this one is my favorite. :) 
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Evil looks so lovely 
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xxMikko2Lovexx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, awesome drawing. I love the contrast of colors and how everything blends in well. She kind of looks evil, to my point of view. But, its great and I like how intense and bold it looks too!!!!! :) :) <3 
aplacetomyself Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
You should definitely do princess Aurora in your 'Twisted Princess' series. And Rapunzel from Tangled.
hillerj Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Well, I'm not sleeping tonight... or ever again.
Maximiuz2002 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
kaijaku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no moreDA Icon - Ariel 
FightForTheFallen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the tail!!!! basically I love the whole thing but still the tail is my favourite bit
CeeZeroCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Artist
Grim1027 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I like it Free to Use-CaramellDansenplz 
jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Atlantica is screwed!
arielrock670 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Artist
Woow this art is totally nice...Pervy Blossom 
kiinki Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That tail is so mesmerizing! Am i the only one who noticed its sinister twist?
mechanicalvalkyrie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Wow, she looks so evil. I love the choice of colours and also how the fishtails shimmer <3
TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow,I love her tail,so beautiful!!Amazing work:wow:
SofsPaint Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so wow
emshark Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is this digitally enhanced, not in a bad way, its just that good it looks that way
kitsunemimichan Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! The eyes especially are just striking!
ChocoCherry31 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful !!! <3<3<3
Manny9591 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing... You are a very talented artist! \(^0^)/
Xeena-Hound Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really, really cool.. I just can not say how i think about it, and i can't stop stear at it.. I wish I could draw like you can..
xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa, her tail is an actual fish. And she has gills. This... is... *speechless*
ratherbereading125 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely love it! especially the hair, and sea monsters!
takanemirai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Woah... my eyes just exploded from the awesomeness...
DiamondJedi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Ursula's apprentice. I love it.
WriterOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
V.V I wish disney would make her like this.
Enzeru-Youkai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Again... Absolutely amazing!
Chibi-Manga-Anime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
cute little mermaid
Chibi-Manga-Anime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
ariel is evil
MorriganArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Drawer1000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Schaut echt cool aus! *_*
RosyRose1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
cool dark ariel XD
KibaHinaShikaIno83 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ariel look so^^
Nekonuit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ariel looks creepy as hell... and I love that!! great job! :3
SolsticeCarol Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I love everything about this.
EternityKX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it how yo made her evil and dark... Not cute and innocent, you made her into a true creature from the depths of the oceans where waters are cold and carnivorous creatures prevail.. I just love it
RacktheJipper Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting! I love her eyes, the slightly large look and darkness fits in well with her shattered innocence. It shows the similarities in the face with the Disney version while still screaming that this Ariel is grown and not at all naive. What really gets me is her tail. XD I'm not sure if you did it on purpose but it looks as though her tail is a fish intent on swallowing her. The ruffles look like lips, the dark scales on her skin teeth, and there's even an eye on her hip scales. Very nice details.

The red angelfish and the eyes of the eels are a nice counterpoint to the darker greens and purples that dominate the piece. I also like how long her tail looks, it matches with the eels and again is a nice contrast ti the Disney version. It makes her look less innocent, the length is almost awkward looking, like the eels, and it makes me think she's evolving from an innocent mermaid into something closer to an eel. She's lovely
Emypony Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what kind of tablet are you using? i'd really like to know...
LolitaLempika Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yes truly the BAMF # ariel
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very evil appearance for Ariel.
selftaughtartist1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
very dark take on the classic fairytale! love the black mixed in with the red! overall stunning affect! and aptly named.
MartinMango Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Good work! I love it,it's perfect.
TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work :) I love the hair
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