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Glacial Rose: The Little Mermaid by hypercrabby Glacial Rose: The Little Mermaid by hypercrabby
Worked on this during Christmas break and am rather pleased with how it turned out. The idea is Ariel is taking a winter vacation in the arctic seas.

This is a mixed media piece, beginning as a watercolor and then making the finishing touches with Photoshop.

Originally, I was going to enter a contest with this piece, but I ran out of time. Oh well, I am still content. contest or no. :D
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Princess1148 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
wowwow
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kllylove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm in love with this! Amazing job!
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CreativeStorm Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful.
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I-draw-in-my-mind Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Love how you did this!
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thanks! :hug:
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MapleRose Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she'd be cold, wearing so little XD But lovely work, I love the shading
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Think she'd wear a fur parka? :confused: It gets cold up there without some blubber and fur, including for trim and fit mermaid princesses! :O
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Well.... *puts on biologist monocle* it depends if we are considering her as a mammal. However, although her upper body is human, her lower half is fish. So, it could be that she is ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), which would allow her body temperature to vary as ambient temperatures change.

All of that aside, yeah, she is a princess, so she could have worn something different. ^^;
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
:|

tl; dr

If mermaids were cold-blooded- which I'm inclined to think they're not considering how many mammalian features they share with humans- then they would come to a standstill in icy waters and freeze to death.
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Dude, if you're going to bring up a hypothetical fantasy debate, at least read the response instead of being snarky.

I mean, in the series, Ariel does go to the arctic, shell bra and all.

Anywho, I hope you appreciate the art piece, as that is really what DA is all about.
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
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Fine, be that way.

And BTW, I already :+fav: and saved it to my own folders and recommended it to no less than six groups. I thought it was a good picture before you unnecessarily got up on your soap box.
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Jeffyraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
cool
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PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Awesome!
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nackmu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful :aww:
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sollienevina Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is so beautiful. I love the softness and Ariel's pose looks almost like she's dancing.
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thank you so much!
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SantosPhillipCarlo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
(Faves and recommends) I'm glad someone did a rendition of her towards polar waters, 'cause she's actually done it! One episode of the Little Mermaid television series is set there and she's mentioned that her favorite game up there is literally "freeze" tag.
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thank you very much!
Yes, I think I vaguely remember that episode. I also remember a very sweet one in which Ariel gets trapped in the deep area of the ocean and King Triton comes to save her. Hm...perhaps a new piece I should do....
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SantosPhillipCarlo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure - and all the best with that! My favorite episode by a mile: Whale Of A Tale. Just A Little Love is my favorite Ariel song, even over Part Of Your World.
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amylou2107 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Stephaven Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely breathtaking!!!:)
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Creepyland Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist
I love how you did the icebergs. If I was there, I would freeze. But nice job though
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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