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Spring Tide by KaiCarpenter Spring Tide by KaiCarpenter
This had been kicking across my desk for months, waiting to get finished - finally, it is.

Just in case there were like two people out there not convinced that a) I like mermaids, and b) I have extensive red-haired influence, here ya go.

gouache

Print available at www.etsy.com/shop/StudioWendig… !
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:iconrobertdanielryan:
RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! Simply gorgeous, and super romantic :)
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:iconjimvida:
jimvida Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So glad you finished it.
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:iconwisdomis:
WisdomIs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
wonderful
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:iconyohannpolochon:
YohannPolochon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
beautiful !!!
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RainMaKer02 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow! I love it! I love the color palette you use and the contrasts you accomplish. It gives a very magical feeling, very inspiring :D
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KonstantinaFlosh Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist
i'll just take a minute here to tell you that your art is one of the best i have seen in this site. It's not common, it is really unique, the way you draw and also the way you color your piecies makes them stand out !!! Congruds i really admire you ^_^
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scifipsychoboy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
your colors are fucking mind-blowing. love this.
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:iconarahiriel:
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG wow! This is just ... wow!
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:iconvanillafiction:
VanillaFiction Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Could you possibly do a tutorial one day? I use gouache but this is on another level. WOW
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:iconlaurenjeanie:
LaurenJeanie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I second this! I've never seen anyone use gouache this way. It's just lovely.
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:iconemilyonthehunt:
emilyonthehunt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Oh my god this is beauty.
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:iconfreshfool:
FreshFool Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
influenced by Jc Leyendecker at all? those faces look almost identical to one of his works.
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:iconliathe:
Liathe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I love that there's a story here in this astoundingly beautiful artwork. You have told it flawlessly, with skill and romance. It feels like a fairytale, but I can also see the slick warmth of her skin and scales, the rough damp of the sea wall and the sodden fabric of the boy's shirt. In other words: oh, *so* well done! <3
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KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
:D Thanks for looking, and so closely!  So glad you get something out of this!
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:icontemerita:
Temerita Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She is very beautiful! But I don't like his face.
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:iconsoulessrobin:
soulessrobin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a lovely take.
I love it.
It is beautiful.
and it is moving.

Thank you
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:iconnaomivandoren:
NaomiVanDoren Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Your work is so beautiful!
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:iconcarrie-lou:
carrie-lou Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is really beauitful! love it :)
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:iconlittlewing09:
littlewing09 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
HAWT
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thanks littlewing!
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:iconzakiaybee122:
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
amazing
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:iconfreako89:
Freako89 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't believe you made it look like that with gouache!! It's AMAZING! =) It looks like a type of watercolor or oil paints =P
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Haha yeah that's gouache for ya - still trying to get it to be more oil-like....
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:iconfreako89:
Freako89 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah! It does look like an oil painting. What I meant by watercolour was by how fluid it was. It truly is beautiful.
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:iconloveall1229:
Loveall1229 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Wow, I can't believe that's gouache! Absolutely stunning!
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:iconjdy011114:
jdy011114 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beatiful color!
I can't use color like this illustration
ㅜ ㅜ
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:icon88monkies:
88monkies Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Tryst
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:iconmidnightclashtiger:
midnightclashtiger Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it :) Great use of movement and color.
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:iconyoowl:
Yoowl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I really love this one.
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:iconkahlanamnell123:
KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Crap this is good! :wow:
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:iconshoulderfriends:
shoulderfriends Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love how juicy the colours are!
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:iconphiliduck:
Philiduck Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything about it! The secluded setting, their longing expressions and your use of color, which strikes me every time. Very, very well done!
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DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I just adore the expressions on their faces.
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
Beautiful colour and light.
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:iconsebright:
Sebright Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
magnificent
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:iconcatwagons:
Catwagons Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very powerful. As always, love your colours.
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:iconstarlene:
Starlene Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just bought the print of this, this is so gorgeous. :heart: Can't wait till it arrives and I can hang it on my wall! :aww:
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:iconkaicarpenter:
KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Hey great! I just put it in the mail!! :)!
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:iconreminiscexx:
Reminiscexx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this is simply stunning. Your use of colour and water is incredible!
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
took me a moment to realize that was a mermaid (and not her skirt)

a good idea of that mermaid's - to use the wave to help her leap up to her chosen destination. (he's not complaining)

great artwork, well-crafted and arranged.
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just gorgeous.
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:iconsparou:
sparou Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
great in ways I can't describe, as usual. but, I am curious--is that rodlike thing his sword, or a cane, or...
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:iconfreako89:
Freako89 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this!! You made the gouache almost look like watercolors!! <3 <3 <3 it!
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:iconelkiz:
Elkiz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Love the colors, and the mans face (among everything else). Very cool!
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:iconjennmermaid:
JennMermaid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Oh god! I love this!
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:iconcanpassion:
canpassion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:clap: Wonderful...
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a1photographe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Nice !
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:iconphobialia:
phobialia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The color is stunning and the way you use the gouache is amazing.
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Hello, I've given this piece a Feature over here -> [link]
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jason666him Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
seriously love your work its beautiful, would you ever do a step by step, id love to see your full process :)
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