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A Mermaid's Wish by Qinni A Mermaid's Wish by Qinni
"She dreamed of becoming a human someday, not realizing that the human she longed for already loved another. "




I love the original little mermaid; It was seriously my childhood favourite fairytale full of bitter-sweetness. I cried buckets of tears when I first read it. xD;;

I think drawing the water broke my hand. argh D;~ I should probably draw more in-water stuff cause water is SERIOUSLY hard and I need to practice xD;; >A<;;

Done in SAI

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Thank you for dropping by :D

ps. I tried the pose myself and it worked for me o.o;~ Also worked for my mom, lol.
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fanartj Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Love her emotion! Awesome work!!!
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mezzalune Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Very nicely done :heart:
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marianneks3 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Can I use your photo for a fanfiction?
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The original had me crying. A mermaid that saves the prince's life, fell in love with him, sacrifice her life and voice to be able to see him, prince thought that the girl walking on the beach saved her, married her, and the mermaid was heartbroken and died (turned into sea foam).
Moral of the story (maybe): Don't sacrifice yourself for someone you just met.
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Aeslynn676 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I thought she was tragic in the beginning.

The prince couldn't have married her if he had wanted to: marriages were arranged from birth and used to forge strict political ties. But how do you explain that to a mermaid, someone from a whole other world, who has no inkling of the surface world and how it works?
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
awesome!
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HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry this nearly broke your hand but this is absolutely stunning~!
As sad as the story is I always loved the original little mermaid as well, such a tragic tail.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece ^ ^
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JasonRyder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Me: "Broken heart, huh?" Want some buffalo wings? They're one of the best foods humans invented!
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