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Mysteria by disdaindespair Mysteria by disdaindespair
How the heck did they fit a ship into a bottle? It's a mystery.

Alright finally done. This drawing is for Margaret, who won a free commission from yours truly last summer from my Facebook fan page. She wanted a mermaid and I was really excited to do it because mermaids are awesome and I rarely get to draw them. Hopefully she'll like it!

-- Meks

Duration: 12 hours
Medium: Primo Euro charcoal pencil B
Size: 9" x 12"

*****update*****

Here's what Margaret messaged me:

"I love this mermaid, Meks, how you've brought out her character, the way you've combined different elements in her watery world and the way the light flows through the picture. Thank you for creating her. Margaret"

Yayy!!! :iconfingerdanceplz:
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:icon1-nothinman:
1-nothinman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Says a whole lot
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Sexy tail!!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcrochetamommy:
crochetamommy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome. very beautiful.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the way you captured the underwater aspect, fantastic work.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it. :D
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: This Drawing. Great Work. :)
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just Beautiful Art Here, Amazing details. :heart: Love it.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconkaysthoughts:
KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
:iconwater-dreams: - feature time : [link] :heart:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww.. thank you-- you are too kind. :D
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KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
You're very welcome :heart:
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SymbolicSin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Amazing, I do not have the patience for something like this lol. Amazing Work!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Nate! I usually don't have patience for such details but I figure this is for a friend-- I'm all about impressing others while feeding my black hole of an ego. ;)
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SymbolicSin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you gotta feed the beast! :P
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HecatesCat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love the idea, and the drawing is beautiful.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Wow this really gives you that underwater feeling. It makes me feel weightless just looking at it. she is so beautiful by the way and that boat has so much detail in it! I can't stop staring at that little thing! You are truly amazing ;)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you, Alyssa. I was hoping for more of a day-dream and weightless atmosphere. I don't do many of these drawings because I'm just not always that great with guessing as I make up stuff sometimes. My brain always clicks back to reality before I can finish my day dream.
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JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is very cool!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Oh how pretty and such bittersweet emotion in it! Excellent!!!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you picked up from the intriguing-somber'ish mood I was hoping to set. :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
You're very welcome, you really did do an excellent job on setting that mood, it was the first thing that stood out to me about the piece!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you are too kind. :icontardhugplz:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She turned out great!! Nice job on the ship in the bottle too :love:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Paula! I hate my scanner-- it didn't pick up a lot of the ocean floor details.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Scanners suck sometimes for sure :shakefist:
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:iconoranges994:
oranges994 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the light on this is amazing! great job Meks
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Rid! The lighting was the easiest part to render actually. :D
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :D
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Mari-J Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful :S
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Marium! :D
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thorn64 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
very nice work meks..
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Wayne! It's alright.. I could do better. :D
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: Meks You are a genius :D Fantastic work. I know Margaret will love it :)
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Roger! Eh.. I'm alright with it. I'd like to do more details on it, but it's a small drawing so it's too hard to render with charcoal. As long as she will like it that's all that counts. :D
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D yeah charcoal is pretty hard to draw with when there is a lot of detail work
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Gladiot Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Very nice. Like the sun streaks and the neat detail and perspective on the ship. Nice rendering of the glass... oh and the mermaid ain't bad either. Margaret I'm sure is happy.
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it! :D
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