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Rose Mermaid by michellemonique Rose Mermaid by michellemonique

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Photographer & editor: Michelle Monique
Model: Hazel Rhea
Inspired by Michelle Hoefener's mermaid paintings

No CGI/No painting. Everything in this picture is derived from a photograph. The mermaid tail was made out of paper mache and each petal was hand glued. The rock was made out of chicken wire, covered in paper mache and placed in a sandbox. 100+ hours in photoshop with over 200 layers and a week of building props. You can see the process on my Facebook

If anyone has any title suggestions, please comment! I tend to make my titles too literal :3
For some reason I'm super nervous uploading after a year of inactivity D: I hope my watchers don't hate me for it :< Your encouragement keeps me motivated :hug:

Thank you for the DD! :love: I've been depressed about my work lately and this helped to pull me out of it. Thank you everyone! :blush:

Website: michellemoniquephoto.com/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/michellem...
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Michell...
Model Mayhem: www.modelmayhem.com/756829

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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Lovely girl
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andyshrestha Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Artist
amazing ! wow
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:iconyayaartpop:
yayaartpop Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Photographer
Wow this is amazing !
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:iconbek-davis-art:
Bek-Davis-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's absolutely stunning!!!
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Cerulaen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful... such a different take on mermaids that I never would have thought of. o.o Gives me story ideas... Hmm. Even though it's like, 8 months since you posted this, I still want to take on the challenge of thinking of a title for this >.<
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mohammedzwai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
wow
niceHug 
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FaniIoanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hello!
Our group aim to show your artwork to more and more people every day.
Support and enjoy our groupscarlet-witching-art.deviantar….:D (Big Grin)
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CerboPhix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fabuloussssss ugh!
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MineshJuggan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Hi, Your work is really amazing
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:iconanti-josmos:
Anti-Josmos Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I could never draw that style.
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MataHari22 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
What an amazing process!  Absolute work of Art.  ❤️
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ButterflySD Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow! Your work is amazing!
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:iconbloodmoon08:
bloodmoon08 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Artist
gorgeous
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KimFuentebella Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
holyshitballs!.... so so epic...loved it.. awesomeness level 100000000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxx
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AhmedMogy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconleonmello:
LeonMello Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Wonderful; it is wonderful.
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:iconantonio-figueiredo:
Antonio-Figueiredo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Her art was featured on the page DREAM OF GENEVA
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:iconsniper0092:
Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterpiece.
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villageofbree Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful concept! what delicate beauty
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fares002 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Very Well Done.  Congrats on the DD 
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:iconflesheatingmermaid:
flesheatingmermaid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how unique she is. Gorgeous job!
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:iconwnaturalism:
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Wow! Very charming and magnificent!!! Love it:sun:
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aresgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, I featured your work here : aresgirl34.deviantart.com/jour… Thank your for sharing with us!
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Photographer
I love the idea for the tale. Awesome job.
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Antonio-Figueiredo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so FABULOUS.
The idea, the art of the details, everything is so innovative.
congratulations for this magnificent work.
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alvina-nail Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
so beautiful !
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:iconeddywang:
eddywang Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I Missed you Michelle, loved this one
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ElConsigliere Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool idea and I love the whole colorscheme :)
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:iconminorogo:
minOrogo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional
stunning! :D
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:iconrosiesenpai:
RosieSenpai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG beautiful.
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:iconjamie-nicole:
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Immensely beautiful
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! (: I also submitted it as a print per your request (watermark removed)
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work :+fav:
This image is on display in my latest Journal entry "All in colour red"
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fractalista Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

drop dead gorgeous - your usual beautiful perfection...btw, I watched the movie that you did all the artwork for a while ago whilst I was recovering...I suddenly realized that the movie was the one you did the promotional photography...we had to stop watching flick whilst I show my dh your site and your work...

fractalista

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michellemonique Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you - but which movie were you referring to?
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:iconmiloshjevremovic:
MiloshJevremovic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi there. Congratulation. :) Your amazing work has been featured here in my summer journal! miloshjevremovic.deviantart.co...
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MarkOoMarben Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you wonderful work feautered here :: markoo-art-iraqi.deviantart.co...
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Bluefairy-16 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist

this is breathtaking

great piece

and congrats for the DD

u deserve it :clap: :heart:

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:iconnikkij19:
Nikkij19 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Photographer
nice work!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Amazing work!
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VanillaSnowflake Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is so creative
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Stargazer69 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Amazing! I love her tail!
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MorbidiaMorthel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
quite original concept, I like it :clap:
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allkawaii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow ur work is amazing!
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Jezzak Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Beautiful!
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FrankRost Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Pretty.
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Cutiebirdgal Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hard to believe!
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! :love: Congrats on the well-deserved DD! :clap:
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CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
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