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Mermaid and diver by kinkei Mermaid and diver by kinkei
edit: contrary to popular belief this was not inspired by nor is meant to resemble Disney's Tangled! Its just a long haired mermaid like my other mermaid pics, the fact that she is blond and the guy is brunette was just a coincidence. You all have tangled on the brain, if i'd given the mermaid purple hair and the guy blond, none of these comments would be popping up, i choose these colours as I thought overall it would make a better looking picture!!!
I will more than likely do a Flynn and Rapunzel fan pic after I've seen the film!!

Started livestreaming this but it stopped working... decided to finish it tonight, took ages!!!!
I wanted it to be colourful and eye catching. I think I could have spent longer on the background and certain things but all in all im pleased with it. I hope you guys like. For those of you who started watching the livestream, thanks for stopping by!
Worst title ever! If you guys have any suggestions that would be great!!

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Art kei phillips, all rights reserved.
Do NOT use my artwork without my permission, do not edit alter, trace, reproduce or distribute this image.
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katiikat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
aw! i love how they are, like, switched places :) adorable!
CloudNinja5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really adore this picture. I love seeing mermaids with combs.

Your style is amazing.
PrincessBeautiful Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
so cute
beachrain Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
so cute, I like the texture you added to this one
FontanaWorks Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As the picture goes lower, her hair begins to remind me of seaweed :)
jaksy20 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
So beautiful!
cherrybing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I love mermaids.
kitty-copter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how her hair blends with the seaweed and the colors you chose.
This is very pretty! Good job.
Koolsnowball Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
This is cool!
I'm going to describe the obvious here, but I like your choice of putting the human in the water and the mermaid on land, and the little juxtaposition of... that. Yes.
kinkei Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
why thanks! :)
wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
What a cute concept!
kinkei Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :thanks:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Is that diver trying to peek?
ohshietazombie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
love it :D
TheCarmiBug Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i LOVE it! soo amazing!
robosuplex Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I always love your mermaids <3 The guy down there is a really cute touch. I'm determined to catch your livestream one day!
nounsi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
cant choose a favorite..they all good
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
lovely composition and texture in this. I thought it was really clever with the long blond hair underwater that looks like those who thought i resembled Tangled are just very single minded. Great work.
conitha123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
PaperPumpkin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Love this (:
chibi-chocolate123 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
pretty pretty ;)
Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I love her hair!! Awesome! haha
ajfriends Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional
I really like the vintage look it has, what did you use for the texture?
Spysheep Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is quite amazing! The forms, the colors.....damn its awesome
sallyt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Just beautiful! The kelp-look hair is a great touch!
FireMarioWii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh the sweet irony of the situation. It truly makes your drawing stand out even more. I love the wonderful cardboard paper like qualities of this. It is so smooth and vibrants with such little difference in color and shape. This is truly a magnificent piece of work here. Good job.
Adusia3125 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
So cool
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
did you know that i believe in Mermaids? :)
miumileu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the colors, love everything!!!!
nool2i Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Lovely.. :heart:
Isis-M Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't know if you will remeber, but I started to watch your works in 2008...I was a work partner of Diego Pizzini [link] , who was a big fan of you.
I just wanna say that's amazing how much you improved, I loved the mermaids.

Congratulations!!! =)
Laurapen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece.
Only-Half Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
this is wonderful! her hair is like seaweed and the man's expression is adorable ^^
AiUkitake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute :) love it!
Darklili7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I just love this one :)
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous and lovely. I'm totally in love with this.
lindsay1111 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
wow, it's almost hard to believe this wasn't Tangled inspired
the girl has very long blonde hair and green eyes
the guy has brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee!
kinkei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
believe it or not... the reason she has blond hair is because I wanted to have it turn green in the water to look like seaweed. The guy has a goatee because I like drawing guys with them, see [link] [link] [link] and they all have dark hair! :P so yeah
lindsay1111 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I believe you, but it's still cool that it looks like Tangled so much, even if not intended! love your works!
pigeonwhisper Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
would have been hilarious if he got tangled up in her hair, like seaweed lol
no I haven't watched Tangled yet, me using the word in the previous sentence was coincidental 'cause there's no other word that I could think of at the moment..
this is cute :D i thought his trunks were boxers at first lol
chibiotakunoda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
If she was wearing a skirt, he'd be totally looking up it. Love the pose! Also, though I really loved the movie, I could tell it wasn't fan art simply because even with your style, it would be obvious. And THAT is an amazing thing!
cadeau1803 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
so cute
raiki-XD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I love the colors and how you laid it out vertically. :D
Whistle-Wind Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
awesome!! love it!! they got my eyes!! :D
sandals6 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
oooooooooo this is cool! how about for the title: "Sometimes you can't see whats right in front of you" or just "Simply Clueless"
SP85 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Honestly, I didn't even think of Tangled >< But very sexy mermaid though! :D
Russell-Reyes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
awesome how the guy looks like he's making a double-take coz he's thinking whether what he's staring at is seaweed or hair.
NoNykutza Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
WOW is so amazing
i just love your style
SySaiyan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very mesmirising i love the effect of the hair and the irony of the mermaid above on land and the diver below in the water
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