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How Did You Get There by Lithiel How Did You Get There by Lithiel
Imagine you're on a boat in the middle of the Caribbean ocean- and for whatever reason you fell over board. There amongst the bubbles and froth as you flail about that's where you see THIS guy!
what would go through your head?



This is Ural my little Merboy OC. He's about 14 in this picture accidentally taking his investigation of humans a bit too closely. I want to make a short story about him. He's a flying fish btw.

Note: This picture was a WIP for MONTHS! I made it LAST year- the line art at least and have been going back to it every so often.
While I was working on a double meme piece I realized I had only a tiny bit to finish so here it is.


Now back to my REAL work >w>,..
I finished it listening to this song- I often came back to it while I did this..

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NEXT Picture: [link]

Disclaimers: Bubble Brush used for foreground bubbles isn't mine.
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the idea of a flying fish merman is pretty neat! I've been considering the idea for a possible character myself. 
Beautifully done with the colors and the way the light shines down into the water. I really like how Ural's flight fins turned out too. They're such a lovely shade of blue. Whenever I think of a flying fish merperson, I picture them with their flying fins on their backs like angel wings with the supporting fins near the hips. I find it interesting that you decided to place Ural's main flight fins on his hips instead. 
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SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I adore the colors and the bubbles! :heart: His expression is adorable :3
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midomaski Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
*0* this is so beautiful!! I love how you paint the bubbles and all the colours you used :DD
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I admit the colors were my favorite part, I just went nuts!
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Hearty-Chann Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG :heart: :la: :love: He look so cute and hot :la: :heart: Im in love :O :heart: Good job! :la:
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
thank you! :heart: >w> I think the world needed more mermen heartthrobs
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Hearty-Chann Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist
:heart:
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Passin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Very nice image, even if it makes me feel a little cold. Of course, I imagine that I'd probably not notice him as by the time I'd open my eyes, I'd probably have already swam back to the surface
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Lithiel Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Fast recovery then. ^_-
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Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I would probably have two thoughts in my mind. One, who is he? And two, when did I forget to swim?

Awesome job on the picture though. I love the perspective on it and the colours. I also like Ural's design too. :+fav:
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Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you, his fins seem a little small here but hey- it was a first attempt many years ago.
So you can swim? that's god, it would make dragging you to shore much easier for him. He's only 14.
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Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, it's good for a first attempt.

Yeah. I can swim.
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FatefullyKinetic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'm dying! Oh shit, I'm dyin--
Holy Poseidon...Please be real..."
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
XD I love your comment! That's perfect!
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FatefullyKinetic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I also love the species you decided to go with. All the voluminous fins make him even more alluring in a way.
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Iwillbethenextrobin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
The first thought in my head would be 'do you think he has a girlfriend' :XD:
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Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
At the moment- nope. ^_-
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Iwillbethenextrobin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Oh, well then:iconhowyoudoinplz:
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flying fish! I love them. I like those wing fins :meow:
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Lithiel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
aww thank you!^_^
I had real fun making those wings of his!
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Sea-Glass Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! There really aren't enough merboy/merman pictures out there.

I ended up downloading the song you gave the link to; I liked it more than I originally thought I did. :)

When I found this picture I was listening to this song: [link] I thought it fit.
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Lithiel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
awww such lovely music!!! I love it!
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Coraline-176 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
what would go through my head you ask? it may go something like this: ''DEAR GOD, I FEEL OFF THE BOAT!! I CAN'T SWIM WORTH A DAMN!! i'm dead~. i'm deeeeaaaaa- Wait is that a fudging merman''? Something like that. i sooo, love this pic! you did a wonderful job!
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Lithiel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
*rofls* :lol: I LOVE this comment, the dialog is perfect! That's what I thought too! <3
I worked really hard on this so I'm so happy it turned out just how I envisioned it and that translated perfectly to another viewer!
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Coraline-176 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
lol no problem! i mean, how could you not think that! hey do you mind if i make a comic out of the comment i made? of corse i'll make sure to give you full credit and a link to it when it's done! plz~? *puppy eyes*
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Really cute design! Flying fish are awesome! :D
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
thank you! And yes I agree! flying fish rock! so cute with their little eyes and fairy like fin-wings!
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Techlynn Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
yup~ :D
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AutumnrainChaos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Want your talent.... want your art ;____________;
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Girl if I could package talent- I'd be Famous and rich enough to OWN my won house TwT...but you have your own I assure you. I've seen your work. Just keep at it! I've had 24 years worth of experience and practice. And even now I find myself lacking a lot in some places. In time I'm sure we'll both get to where we want to be . :hug:
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AutumnrainChaos Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
<3~ Why you so good to me?
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Megami04 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the details and colours and effects! Wonderful! ^^
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
thank you very much, I was still iffy about his front chest since it was curved down towards the camera view it was tricky figuring out which points should be darker or not.
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Megami04 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand what you mean, it is a difficult pose, not ordinary way to put shadows, since it's not an ordinary angle. It doesn't look so much like his chest is curved.. but I don't think I would have known how to make it work... xD
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Billies-Basketcase Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
love him! can i have?lol jk
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
you'd have to share ^_-
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FeatherfromHeL Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Double Meme :3
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Double Meme!
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cyclops3000 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
URALLLL. hey you! I remember him from the mer RP on Gaia xD
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Yesh dats him!
^w^ I miss that rp....T_T
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cyclops3000 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
OMG SAME :C The guild's... dying or dead D:
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aegis-of-justice Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The expression on his face is priceless. XD
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Yup it's like he can't decide if he's freaked out that he was seen, or worried the person maybe drowning.
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Hika-15 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It really makes one wanna dive in the sea and search for him...he's adorable and cute
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thats exactly the feeling I was going for! Awesome!
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:iconhika-15:
Hika-15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You succeeded BIG time :)
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Hika-15 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love it :)
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AlkseeyaKC Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconlithiel:
Lithiel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
thank you! <3 I'm glad you like it- thanks for having him in your gallery <3
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww he is ever so cute :D loving the character design. :)
:+favlove:
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