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September 18, 2011
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Ariel and Flounder by giselleukardi Ariel and Flounder by giselleukardi
Okie I really don't like how this turned out but It's done and I don't want to look at it anymore =P

I may go back to this sometime in the future to finish it up the way I want it to look but for now it is done... moooving on.

Hope you guys like it anyway.

Thanks for the view =)

Done in Photoshop CS5... some references used.
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I have to say that you Vision is very ambitious. There is a sexuality that you capture that Disney had missed out on with Ariel being a mermaid and being an adolescent. Flounder is portrayed as just as he is, a fish. I gave you a 4 star for originality because so many people have done artistic medians for Ariel, otherwise I must commend you for your unique take of Ariel. In your Technigque it is obvious that have taken a lot of effort in makeing this piece and it shows very well. This piece impacted me by making me feel that there is a certain sexuality and sense of love that is being portrayed by Ariel. Something I don't usually see in Disney characters. Overall, I must admit I liked this piece because there is a sense of buding adulthood, as well as female confidence that most mermaid pieces I see lack. Great Job.
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Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT *w*!
Infineato Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist
LOVIN' IT! She kinda reminds me of Jessica Alba in the face a bit.
giselleukardi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Digital Artist
lol does she? I can't stand to look at this one anymore but I'm glad so many people still like it! =)
thanks for your wonderful compliments :hug:
MirRoriel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg this is 3 years old! You can ignore me. I'll have a look at something newer :O
MirRoriel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I came across your gallery via the forums! You've got lovely stuff ^^!! I would have loved to critique this but I see you're no longer in want of that so I'll just mention that I think for future you should add your rim lighting only to one side of the character, not both. But that's just what I think :). I absolutely adore the way you painted her tail :D
giselleukardi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
lol yeah I can totally see what you're saying now. This painting is from when I was just starting out at digital painting. I cringe every time I look at it now but I'm glad there are people out there who still like it.

Thanks for your kind words =)
MirRoriel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know! It's always nice to look back on one's progress. We definitely improve which is awesome :D. So keep up the great work!
giselleukardi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you =)
D0minatus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
sandcastler Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
She's stunning!! Beautiful tail and vibrant colors!!
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