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Not So Little Mermaid by AdamHughes Not So Little Mermaid by AdamHughes
Client: Convention Sketch/Private Commission
Media: Pencil, PITT Pen, COPIC Marker, white paint, and Berol Prismacolor colored pencil on 11" X 14" Strathmore Drawing paper

A convention sketch done at MidOhioCon, a weekend or two ago. Another example of me damaging the Disney Princesses. If this bothers you, don't look at my Tinkerbell: [link]

I added Max The Sheepdog because, well, I have Sheepdogs. And they are fun to draw. Someone asked me about the Sheepdog at the con, and I said "Yeah, it was weird. Someone asked for a sketch of a Sheepdog; I threw in the Little Mermaid for fun." I don't think they understood that I was kidding.
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For a second I thought it was Sarah and Merlin from "Labyrinth." Awesome work! I adore the paint style and the lighting! And the style of her fins, and the flower in her hair, it's just all gorgeous. 
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HippieHides Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous work, I absolutely love your style!! <3
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:iconmechaherc:
MechaHerc Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Take a look at this
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:iconsrlele:
srlele Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Look I found interesting opportunity
[link]
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:icongratteurdenez:
Gratteurdenez Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I love her hands...
A grown up version of ariel.
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:iconmypreciuuss:
mypreciuuss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!! awesome version Adam sir
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I like your version so much better than Disney's! Oh, and the Sheepdog is great! :D
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:iconalicearmstrong:
alicearmstrong Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Artist
Wooooowwwwww!!!!!
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:icontharshinaa:
Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sometimes I wonder why you even bother talking to them if none of them understand intelligent jokes.
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alphanathan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Yeah, about that Disney thing... they are such a self-important corporate giant, they're just begging for someone to make fun of them. Really. They know that. (Marvel and DC are a lot more humble, really, and yes, I know Marvel is owned by Dis.) Also- Dis didn't invent the little Mermaid. Or Tinkerbell. Or Pinocchio. They don't own them, either. You know that. You can just say 'I had no Idea that it looks a little like Disney'. They couldn't do a damn thing to you. If it were me, Ariel would be sneaking a cigarette, and using like a Zippo lighter. Or maybe... as a zombie. Or smoking a pipe.
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sc22150 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Love the hands!
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enigmaticamente Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great
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VilePurple Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I want that dog so much, I'm not being derogatory either- I'm talking about the Sheepdog. I've only come across your work tonight and I'm already in love with your style, I'm quite a fan of Muchas' work and with your own flair of personality, creativity and 'flirtiness' you're definitely making my top 5 list of artists.
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juliethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
very cute! i love it
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:iconthespecialeffect:
TheSpecialEffect Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like dis
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:icontbbtfangirl:
TBBTfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
daaaaayyuuumm!!! thats hot;)
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:icondarkminako:
Darkminako Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Did you ever seen the "Marimar" drama?
It's a Mexican novel that already has many years... and this picture looks like that tv show.
Maybe it was just a coincidence, but really funny at the end lol.
Btw... Very good job, amazing!
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KellyCurly Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Writer
Boobies!
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:iconarbosaurus:
arbosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I really like what you did with her hands.
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:icongundamnate:
GundamNate Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
She has grown up nicely!!
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:iconmalberine:
Malberine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now THATS what I'm talkin about!!! *drools*
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:iconieke85:
ieke85 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The sheepdog totally makes the picture. Also, love the art deco feel to it.
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:iconieke85:
ieke85 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Whoops, got my "Oh"s mixed up. Art Nouveau.
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:iconkikikoy:
KiKiKoy Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
a wonderful mermaid!
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:iconisiiac:
Isiiac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this ariel is so amazing!!!:wow:
i loved her fingers!!:love:
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:iconblackstoneseven:
BlackStoneSeven Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Beautiful sketch :D
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:iconbabychild:
babychild Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :D
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Catwomans-stitches Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I hate to break it to you Adam, but Ariel is now human - a grown up human LOL. Love Max the sheep dog, and also the webbed hands, as I have webbed toes (only two - but hey - it's two on both feet LOL)
I prefer your version of Tink because you can tell it's her - this is a very sexy mermaid, but it's not Ariel :( - maybe one of her sisters grew up? But then Max would be dead by now... hmmm (still - do I get a no prize?) haha. Okay, I got it - that's one of Ariel's sisters and Max had pups and that' one of them - there! yeh me! hahaha
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Amaterasu16 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lovely :p :p :heart:
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:icongac1970:
GAC1970 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
What DID Adam damage?

She's covered up!

(I'd say the face IS on the young side for that body but there are girls with... Never mind.
Closing that line of thought before it gets unintentionally lewd!)
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GAC1970 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
What DID Adam damage?

She's covered up!
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mishavs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I love this mermaid. Oh my god! So beautiful and yet, like not really wanting to get that close. You know, just in case.
I love it when mermaids have the membrane between their fingers giving it a more fish-fin kinda look.
Love it, and love your work.
One of the things that I am grateful with DA is that we get to be able to thank our fav. Artists, and be able to send them what we think about it in a message that eventually will be read.
Thanks for sharing!
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frankster17 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are the Commision Prices Mr. Hughes?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
$200 and $400. :-)
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:iconinuevan:
inuevan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
wooow i love little mermaid!
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:iconwatermelon-again:
watermelon-again Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I was never a fan of the Disney princesses...but I am now.
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:iconkperfect:
Kperfect Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i llove the face and the hair style of the girl !



Big Fan *****
:p
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Gabriel-Guardian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This...makes sense, but then, where are the gills?

Sweet pic though, Art Nouveau inspired?
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:icongabriel-guardian:
Gabriel-Guardian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This...makes sense, but then, where are the gills?

Sweet pic though, Art Nouveau inspired?
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:iconskoochiz:
skoochiz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
simply badass
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:icontylerdeidara:
tylerdeidara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
love it, like how you did the hands the best
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:iconmarkarandjus:
MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Swimming finger membranes, never thought of that, but it makes perfect sense!
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:iconresnick:
Resnick Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love that you included Max! It gives a fun feel to the image.
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:icontabuu93:
Tabuu93 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
This is really very good!! =D What you did with her hands is really cool, I like her face, I like all! :love:
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:iconrentnarb:
rentnarb Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I love what you did with her hands and the kidd about the sheepdog is awesome.
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:iconamydrewthat:
amydrewthat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
She reminds me of a young Kirstie Alley.
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:iconkh4l:
kh4l Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
ha ! I just noticed her boob! teehee!
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:iconheliotroperoots:
HeliotropeRoots Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Absolutely LOVE her hands and fin :)
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:iconkidroso:
Kidroso Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
that gets me all hot.......and uh, bothered...yeah bothered.
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