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Polynesian Mermaid

Polynesian Mermaid
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bjdezek


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it's a beautiful illustration. i couldn't wear this, but it's quite incredible

JustJiggles


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Beautiful drawing.

dekonstruct


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I agree this is very nicely drawn, great line quality, nice pose. Unfortunately I'm not man enough to wear this but good luck to you.

cannibal0306tiki


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Way cute!

Andy47240


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This is very good illustration. I would love to see other examples of this kind of work if you have any.



AnnaJo


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I agree, great illustration, you are very talented! gmv

ruesifus


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I like the design layout of your shirt view, with the detail view of the flower in the background.

choas2k


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Well I must say this is my most favorite!! What great detail in the hybiscus!! Your shirt this week hits two of my most favortie things in the world, Hawaii and hybiscus flowers!!!

bro3of4


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Really cute and a great illustration. . . but there is absotively posilutely no way I would wear this. I would feel so uncomfortable and all types of wrong wearing this. I think you cut your potential voters in half with the 'girl-y' factor.

Would make a cute poster or framed picture for a beach house, though.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

sigaru


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it's a very good illustration, but the drawing itself kinda scares me....very good coloring and style everything, though.

Wonderbunny


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bro3of4 wrote:Really cute and a great illustration. . . but there is absotively posilutely no way I would wear this. I would feel so uncomfortable and all types of wrong wearing this. I think you cut your potential voters in half with the 'girl-y' factor.

Would make a cute poster or framed picture for a beach house, though.


So I love the expression on the mermaids face but even as I women I would never wear this. Makes me feel all kinds of dirty because it doesn't appear there is any kind of covering what I think is a child and the whole image is skin tone. I think adding some sort coloring to the tail would be nice. I don't know how to explain it but a naked child is not ok where a naked women would be better (I'm sorry, I don't really know how to explain). Really well drawn though and like I said, I love the expression.

Patchitect


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Wonderbunny wrote:So I love the expression on the mermaids face but even as I women I would never wear this. Makes me feel all kinds of dirty because it doesn't appear there is any kind of covering what I think is a child and the whole image is skin tone. I think adding some sort coloring to the tail would be nice. I don't know how to explain it but a naked child is not ok where a naked women would be better (I'm sorry, I don't really know how to explain). Really well drawn though and like I said, I love the expression.


I have to agree, its really cute in the detail, but the fleshy fins kinda spoil it for me.. i dont think i could even give this to my daughter to wear cause of that. If it had a color tone to the fish bits, it'd work better.. hate to lose a layere to the shading tho, which is done very well...

kiliaa


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Wonderbunny wrote:So I love the expression on the mermaids face but even as I women I would never wear this. Makes me feel all kinds of dirty because it doesn't appear there is any kind of covering what I think is a child and the whole image is skin tone. I think adding some sort coloring to the tail would be nice. I don't know how to explain it but a naked child is not ok where a naked women would be better (I'm sorry, I don't really know how to explain). Really well drawn though and like I said, I love the expression.


I had the exact same feeling but didn't have the courage to post it. The face looks like a little girl to me, and thus the nearly naked body makes me very uncomfortable. I agree, Wonderbunny, that a naked adult woman would be better.
I doubt the artist meant to make the girl look young, but that's how she looks to me.

chrisdg


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While I don't think I could wear this shirt, I don't really understand why people think girl shirts shouldn't or wouldn't get votes from guys. I vote for both. I have EVEN bought shirts for people other than myself before.

I'm not sure I understand the controversy this shirt has stirred up either. I think her expression is priceless and don't find the skin tone or nudity to be off-putting or creepy. She's cute!

Just my two cents.

Great job, srglancey!

Wonderbunny


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sglancey, I am so sorry to cause controversy in your shirt thread. I really love the illustration but in keeping the face, I would love to see green scales or some color of fish scales go all the way up to the shoulders, waist or somewhere. I keep looking at the face and thinking it is great but seeing the flesh tone all the way down is a little unsettling. The innocence of the shirt is wonderful but at the same time I couldn't buy it for one in my gaggle of nieces (as I have no kids) due to the fact that I think not all people would see this as beautiful and innocent but something more.

SydneyB


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Beautiful!! I want one!

SydneyB


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SydneyB wrote:Beautiful!! I want one!


I posted this before I saw what a bunch of other people said, and after having read that, I can see their point. It did not strike me at first, though. Her expression is WONDERFUL! and the design is beautiful. Maybe they are right, maybe you should try it with a little color, to make her look a little less flesh toned. I'm just not sure.

bro3of4


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Wonderbunny wrote:So I love the expression on the mermaids face but even as I women I would never wear this. Makes me feel all kinds of dirty because it doesn't appear there is any kind of covering what I think is a child and the whole image is skin tone. I think adding some sort coloring to the tail would be nice. I don't know how to explain it but a naked child is not ok where a naked women would be better (I'm sorry, I don't really know how to explain). Really well drawn though and like I said, I love the expression.


Thank You, Wonderbunny. I wasn't quite sure how to say exactly what was bothering me (other than saying something that wasn't quite true and would make Srglancy want to hunt me down and shoot me) and I thought maybe it's just me.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

srglancey


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Wow. I'm not really sure where to start. Well, first of all, basically no to Andy. I did a tub full of babies in this style about 6 years ago but I gifted the drawing to my cousin (and, of course, didn't make a copy for my portfolio first). But I really enjoyed revisiting it so there may be more to come.
On to the hooha: I intended to make a girly shirt. I don't think there are enough of them voted up for print. So, yeah, I am relieved to hear that men wouldn't wear it. And I can absolutly understand how that would make a guy feel pervy and creepy. However, I am quite surprised at the female consensus that it's "dirty". 1) she's not human--she's a mythical creature, 2) its an illustration--not even remotely realistic, 3) no parts are showing! And while we're on this point. I did want to make her tail another color...but I'm only allowed 6--I flat ran out of colors and had to make do. As for the intended age of the mermaid, I did intend it to be a young girl (2ish) because she's so innocent--I think a woman would have been infinitely worse. My message is not sex. I am really surprised at the prudishness of wooters--disappointed even. I don't know. Possibly I'm disappointed because I really thought I had something special. I'm absolutely tickled with this and thought others would be too.
And, lastly, thank you to chrisdg. I'm glad you would vote for it even if you wouldn't buy it for yourself.

alftuba


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I think it's cute, infinitely weird (with the fleshy tail), NOT dirty, I'm a man, and I would wear it.

wootleey


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Great pic, but its got that pedophile thing going on. It would be awkward as hell wearing this around anywhere.

moonwick


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wootleey wrote:Great pic, but its got that pedophile thing going on. It would be awkward as hell wearing this around anywhere.


There's absolutely nothing pedophile about this. If you think there is then I'd say you have more problems than you know...

bigbelly


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I really like this design. It's great but her expression seals the deal for me. She's got that confident look on her face that says "I don't care what you think." She's only two, and she's a mermaid. What a tough life it is to be a mermaid.

moonwick wrote:There's absolutely nothing pedophile about this. If you think there is then I'd say you have more problems than you know...


Seriously, That's the first thing I though when I read that someone could find this design to be perverted. You have some hidden issues. A naked child is innocent, who can't see that. I'm a guy and I'm manly enough to wear this.

Nice design, srglancey

Babylonian


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It looks like a nude child. I can only speak for myself, but I wouldn't like to wear a drawing of a nude child.

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