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Little Mermaid - The Price of being Human by Qinni Little Mermaid - The Price of being Human by Qinni
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I will prepare a draught for you, with which you must swim to land tomorrow before sunrise, and sit down on the shore and drink it. Your tail will then disappear, and shrink up into what mankind calls legs, and you will feel great pain, as if a sword were passing through you.” 
- Excerpt from the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

Done in watercolor on 8 x 5" in paper. 

This was probably the hardest one, what with the carefully leaving the whites and the tentacles.
A part of a watercolour illustration series of Little Mermaid I was doing. ...I should continue it when I get the time...I have a lot of them sketched out but just haven't found the time to keep painting.
I completely forgot I had a bunch of watercolours I didn't upload onto dA, so I'll be slowly uploading them :)

My other mermaid drawings: 
Little Mermaid - Waiting for her Prince by Qinni Hello there... by Qinni A Mermaid's Wish by Qinni
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Yes yes this is quite nice looking overall~ A nice clean art style you and you alone have^^
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Nekomi89 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
O my gosh!La la la la This ilustration is so great! Wonderful job!  Clap Absolutley amazing!Love 
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
I remember someone on YT saying that the potion didn't give the little mermaid legs, it just violently split her tail in half. The prince then asks her to dance with her bleeding tail halves, and when she dies, she doesn't go to heaven, she has to spend 100 years making children happy before she can. For each tear that is shed, a year is added.
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ALEXGARRIDO Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful :D 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
excellent
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Lia-ambor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
lovely bright watercolors. What's the brand of your watercolors? Excellent work.
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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait did in the original version did she just lose her voice drinking the potion or did she cut her tongue off?...cool art btw
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PokeCoke123 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love this one, it remains me of the Brother Grimm illustrations. 
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Shellquake Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the price of not being human?
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ElveinAC Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This illustration of the little mermaid is one of the most beautiful I've seen!!!It reminds me so much of the old folklores I was reading when I was younger!!!Awesome work!!!!!
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LavenderSunday Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   General Artist
This reminds me of an illustration from a version of The Little Mermaid I read when I was a kid^^ it was my absolute favorite. Love this!
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mokurenawakened Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am also inspired by The Little Mermaid story, you have done an amazing job bringing it to life~!!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This art is simply incredible!
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DeathAnna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist
Such a brilliant representation of The Little Mermaid. This piece is just gorgeous!! 
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TheOtakuPerson Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
O o O
Oh my goodness....
This is absolutely stunning.
You are an incredible artist :)
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KiihNascimento Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this is perfect ! remainds me a book that i read when i was a child with almost the same image ♥
loved it ♥
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MagicFantasyAlters Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Nice re-imagining and beautiful gallery
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Diakoart Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Is it with water colour or acrlic ???
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YessAndSwordMaster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me encanta!
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SirHugsalot13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Wow, this is amazing. I felt like I was looking at the art of a classic children's book.
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Panthersclaw Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
That's what I was thinking!
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KENAI123 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
WOOOW Q HERMOSO!!!
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dollphinwing Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really nice! I like her design a lot too! Were you inspired by this piece? gatherednettles.files.wordpres…
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Mun-Hee Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!
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KeeperOfThePeterick Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Writer
How beautiful...
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OrlaLil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous <3 Would the original be for sale by any chance?
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arinadream Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
illustration very beautiful, I really like the coloring.
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Joltsgal Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
This is crazy beautiful!!
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
very nice! :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This is a really amazing scene.
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
:iconinloveplz: It's.....:happy: It's sooooo beautiful!!

My FAVE scene and fairy tale, gorgeous!!
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EtShadow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks good! 
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browntoya Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Very nice!
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The composition looks familiar. I think I had an old storybook that had this image. Was this referenced?
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Qinni Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no.
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MuzikChic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
this is stunning!!!!! so beautiful!
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!! 
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Ann-95 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Reminds me of the art of Nadezhda Illarinova :)
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manypotatoes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
The colouring is amazing :D
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Superior-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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8AmyEmo8 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Simply wonderful! ;v;
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LetsgetRyanous Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning artwork! I love your watercoloring style - smooth yet well-detailed ^3^ The way you do water in other works is so great I just watch them and my mouth is wide open :00000000000 :heart:
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Digimanbyte Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a damn extravagant image.
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are an amazing artist! How are you not doing childrens fairy tale books D: 
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PinkTroll Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry, I have to stick with Disney, but really good concept and detail!
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
That's really pretty. c:
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califonia007 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Artist
I truly love how you did this. It reminds me of these old school story books.
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A fitting and gorgeous illustration worthy to illustrate any telling of the story.


Amazing.
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