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The deep is mine by JoJoesArt The deep is mine by JoJoesArt
Sailor Sailor, hear my voice,
listen to my sweet melody,
Sailor Sailor, you have no choice,
feel the wrath of the sea.


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Wow... This was so much fun to work on. I started it at midnight, when that idea came to my head and I just had to draw it! ^^ It took me about 15 hours in total. I really like how it turned out! :D Hope you like it too! :heart:

I used this stock image: by :icontwiggxstock: (I love that woman's look so much, haha xD) as a reference for the siren, but the whole picture is hand drawn.

-- Critiques, comments and faves are really really hughly appreciated!! :la: :hug: :heart: --

Photoshop CS4, 15 hrs

Please don't use this work without my written permission and don't claim it as your own.
You are allowed to download the picture and you can share it wherever you like, but you have to credit me as the original artist linking back to my dA profile! Thank you! :)

Other works by me:
Princess Mononoke by JoJoesArt Spirited Away by JoJoesArt Night Bringer by JoJoesArt
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Absolutely astonishing! Now this is art :dummy: Her eyes are very mesmerizing and draw a lot of the attention, very true to the little poem in the decription :)
There can be no doubt that she's a mermaid, I love how you did her and all the details.
The overall composition is very great. I love the fish and the starfish, they look great and gives a 3D feeling of this picture. I absolutely love the starfish that's draped on her shoulders, never seen that detail before :)
The colours are well chosen, and very fit for the ocean and gives a good contrast.
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6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

The first word that came to me when looking at this is "mesmerising." There seems to be so much feeling packed into her lovely eyes. They give off an imperious aura suggestive of the title. Not just her eyes, but I find that her face gives this work most of its magic: the smooth textures of her skin and the crisp lines of her markings are stunning. The coral in her hair is a very nice touch, balancing out the overall cool colours of the underwater scene.

While I do enjoy the splashes of deep red here and there, I think the intensity of the colour is a little overpowering. I only find this odd because much of the piece is bathed in an almost-mystical blue-green light. Another thing, I found was that the fish's anatomy feels off since the fins of one side of its body look a lot bigger than the other.

This is an great piece of work that any digital artist should be proud of. Excellent job!
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SolesaDraw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing ! I love, excellent drawing ! ♥
Pansied Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Gorgeous Work :)
mozhgan75 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
awesome!!! thumbs up!
gidgetygirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
This is breath taking!
EmmiBlack Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
PrttyInBlck Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Is there a change you could do maybe a bit anime-like faun or deer girl? something rainbow-ish would be so cool :3 I'd love to have something like that on my wall or maybe even cosplay such! Love your art, keep up the good work! ^^
Zockkerandy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats just amazing *-* love it so much :3
Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:) Good art. :D
Staceyreneehayes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful work!
MorningMelon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Incredibly creepy, just like the dea is to me. Fullview literally gives me the chills.
IchitakeNeongenesis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o *speechless*
isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! Great details, expression, palette and lighting! :)
aresgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I featured your work here :… Thank your for sharing with us!
simplyeddie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE the poem, it goes perfectly with the beautiful painting
nitwit17 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the eyes!
dnomyar27poke Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dude this is amazing!! AWESOME WORK HERE!!!
allison731 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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You can find your art in Badge-WOW folder in our group.
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Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Love it!
dirtorfreckles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
:iconmahjounglong: appears to be stealing your artwork.
nayanathemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is my friend
UltraViolet3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i saw your sisters work which brought me here..and i am soo glad !!!!!!beautiful!!!!!!!!!!adding u to watch as well.
Djwar93 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Artist
amazing work
cahrolzit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
slasktratt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... i really love this piece of art ...
Thalana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Sure is ! Beautiful work !!
Enzeru-Youkai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I ADORE this!! I can stare at it for hours! AMAZING!
(Although it's been... 5 minutes?)
Still, this is just wonderful! I love your underwater/ocean works! :D :heart:
Arriannarere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing :glomp:
MJ-19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
that make my day :) thank you
aweldeng Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
i love your art, thanks to share it
newboldworld Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Superb! :-)
RacktheJipper Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. She's stunning~ The first thing to catch my attention are her eyes, very nice shade I don't see anywhere else in the painting so they really stand out. And the markings on her face are just similar enough to the fish to make it interesting, without feeling like a copy. I also love how the background is soft, mostly the one color, and less detailed, it really makes her pop out even more. Astounding :D
xSandra97 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Wauw..she looks so strong <3
ItachiElric Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I just got an amazing cosplay idea from this *O*
OfficialRebel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
This is so beautiful!!
AngelSuburbanite Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
beautiful :)
Moohoodles Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so awesome.
ILoveAsgardians Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee: Amazing!
Evanest Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Grimchess Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love that pic, but theres one thing that bugs me... The fish looks extremly like a coi...and cois are freshwater fishes while the sea-star like it names says is a sea-creature (saltwater) it's just me but I'm fanatic about nature... but for sure, a precious pic;)
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Digital Artist
This is beautiful! The contrasting colours work really well and I love the different textures, especially in the seaweed. :D
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did this whole thing take?
nutellalovesme Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Wonderful :)
SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, amazing, I love it. :love:
TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful
FranceskaF-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work :clap: it's WOW

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watchmeturntodust Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
GAH why are you so amazing???
Erky103 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is amazing :O you have so much talent and you no how to use it!
LMonster2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is very interesting and intriguing. It really draws one into the world that must be around where this person comes from. It is magical. I love the details and mystery to it.
cryingunderwater Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You have been featured here: [link] :squee:
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