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My Mermaid Paintings and Drawings

Updated on October 14, 2014

Mermaid Paintings and Drawings - Fantasy Art by Flynn the Cat

Mermaids are one of the staples of fantasy - throughout history, myth and legend they've appeared in various terrifying and alluring forms, in art and story. This trend still continues today, with a mermaid lurking in the gallery of almost every fantasy artist.

Including me. This page collects all my mermaid pictures - scary, lovely, fierce or odd, ArtRage-painted or drawn in traditional pencil. I hope you enjoy them, and I intend to paint more.

I never really planned on being a 'mermaid artist' - actually, considering how many other things I paint, I'm not. But one day I turned aound and realised I had enough mermaid paintings to say 'I can paint mermaids. Here.' Something that also happened with my cat paintings and dragons and people...

Morning Flight - 5th March, 2010

Morning Flight by Flynn the Cat: Mermaid at sunset
Morning Flight by Flynn the Cat: Mermaid at sunset

Mermaids: Scary or Sweet? - Sterotypes or Archetypes?

There are so many different kinds of mermaids written and drawn about nowadays. Some are the same deadly sirens of old, some are sweet and innocent - such as Disney's Ariel - some are half human, some are strange fish creatures. While the sultry siren or the pretty fishgirl have appeal, I find the unusual and unique versions more interesting - and often more realistic! (For example, gills, claws and teeth)

Should mermaids be traditional and beautiful or strange and unusual?

I prefer traditional mermaids

I prefer traditional mermaids

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i think mermaids should be beautiful and traditional, and i always imagine them as sweet but superficial and always tricking people!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i think they should be beatiful and have blue and green tails

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I hope they are traditional and not some deadly fish that is going to spew poison on me and burn me into a pulp.

    • Amelia7410 6 years ago

      I like the traditional ones but I do like your blue water mermaid too!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      i belive they are a mix of beauty and evil

    I like my mermaids different

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        your welcome!!!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i love mermaids they are so cool im 9 years old but i would love to be a mermaide but they are real so if yall do not think thay are real then forget yall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • amsnead 4 years ago

        I'm always fascinated when I discover a new concept to the traditional mermaid. Fantasy is the art that lives 'outside' the box, which is what makes it so interesting to work with, because there are no rules, no limits, If you can imagine it, then you can draw it, and no one can tell you that it isn't right or unrealistic - because it's fantasy and it isn't supposed to be right or realistic :) BTW - your work is lovely. I love the colors.

      • Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

        I like it all but the stranger or more unusual the better... I love ethereal art!

      • MirysPlace 5 years ago

        Both! sometimes its so nice to look at something unusual and thought provoking!

      • MirysPlace 5 years ago

        Very nice! It's also so nice to find a lover of nature and an intellectual! Marine Biology is one of my favorite subjects!

      • KathyBatesel 5 years ago

        "All of the above!"

      • Elric22 5 years ago

        Very nice work!

      • Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

        Nothing wrong with beautiful AND strange and unusual! .. Strange and unusual in a beautiful way ;)

      • greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

        Mermaids for me are one of those mystical creatures and should be as diverse as nature

      • NidhiRajat 5 years ago

        different is changing and changing is beautiful

      • SoniaCarew 5 years ago

        The mermaid with fierce red hair is my favorite.

        You are talented, I love your work.

      • DanMoriarity LM 5 years ago

        Strange and unusual is best ...

      • privresearch 5 years ago

        as everything else i like my mermaids different

      • Fairies_of_the_mist 5 years ago

        I think both are great. What ever the artist and person viewing finds most enjoyable.

      • JeremyAce 5 years ago

        locking yourself into only one way of thinking, especially in fantasy is a mistake. But tradition should be referenced

      • NidhiRajat 5 years ago

        change is different!!!

      • Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

        I just like mermaids!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Mermaids are sweet and strange. I love them

      • dogface lm 5 years ago

        Can't agree more with kayleigh! :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        There is no reason why Mermaids can't be Strange AND beautiful at the same time

      • Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

        Strange, like everything else I like:)

      • Appollonia 6 years ago

        I like many mermaid pictures, but I prefer the ones that are unique, unusual, even a little surreal.

      • Derrolyn 6 years ago

        How about strange and beautiful? Great art!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        it should be all gives the mermaid myth and air of mystery.

      • kathysart 6 years ago

        I love ALL mermaids, traditional and non, so I wish I could click both.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        i like unique drawing..they show your real style and likes..

      • MoonandMagic 6 years ago

        I love that mermaids can be perceived in so many ways, they can be innocent and childlike, seductive creatures or just mischievous.

      • Olek LM 6 years ago

        Aren't they strange from begining?

      • Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

        I prefer an interesting variety, rather than the typical smiling mermaid with long, flowing blond hair. They don't all have to look like Darryl Hannah.

      • TriviaChamp 6 years ago

        Strange and unusual for sure.

      • John_N_Cohen 7 years ago

        Having seen these the possibilities are amazing! By the way I have created a picture called Sea Nymph's mirror that you might like.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        woooooooooooooooooooooooow mermaids,

      • strayspay 7 years ago

        Mermaids should definitely be strange and unusual! Beautiful and traditional, especially after seeing your work, would be boring.

      • religions7 7 years ago

        I think strange and unusual IS pretty traditional actually. Look at late 19th century, early 20th century paintings and I think you'll find they are generally not that 'prettily pretty'.

        But to answer your question: I like them strange and unusual. Like in Harry Potter.

      Shore - 5th March, 2010

      Shore by =Flynn-the-cat
      Shore by =Flynn-the-cat

      I was meant to be writing up a synopsis for my journal readings about sperm distribution (limitation vs competition) for species with external fertilisation, in the sea.

      Instead I draw a naked mermaid.

      I swear there is no connection. And I still have to do my homework.

      Also! Reflecting sand! And I know the starfish is kinda cliche, but I needed something *right there*

      And look! Sunrises are pretty but so very easy, and I didn't copout - instead I drew something different, a foggy grey day...

      stock image for reference

      How To Draw Mermaids - Choosing the Tail Fins - What kind of tail should the mermaid have?

      Decisions - A green skinned mermaid painting in progress
      Decisions - A green skinned mermaid painting in progress

      This mermaid is very recent - January 2010. She was referenced from the photo of a ballet dancer (and was originally going to be a realism painting, but I decided she looked like a mermaid).

      She is nowhere near finished - I am deciding what kind of tail to give her.

      The traditional tail is the fish tail - like Zeb's Mermaid or the fishlike silver mermaid in As Day begins. Everyone recognises it, and yet... fish tail fins sweep from side to side and although the length of the tail makes it hard to tell which way is up, most traditional mermaid tails move up and down, in the form of a whale tail.

      So, direction is one issue. Another is where along the body of the tail the fins should join - as you can see in the top two sketches either side of the mermaid above.

      Lastly there's the one I think of as the 'kelp' tail, or eel-like tail - which I used for Blue Waters and am very fond of. The downside of this one is that it's not very strong and wouldn't afford much propulsion when swimming. This makes the composition a little harder in the image above, where she's obviously thrusting upwards using the power of her tail.

      An update 5th March 2010

      I actually finished this but had a computer disaster when adding the background - the file may be recoverable, but in the meantime... I add wings, a wave and a rainbow tail! There is a poster, but personally I think the lack of background works better on the t-shirt.

      Which Kind of Tail Do You Think I Should Use?

      Shallow Fish - Closeup from Blue Waters
      Shallow Fish - Closeup from Blue Waters

      I'll be honest and admit that what I think I should do, or what you tell me to do, may not be what I paint - but nevertheless, I'll bear it in mind!

      which kind of tail do you think the mermaid should have?

      See results

      More Mermaid Tails - A different kind of tail, that is!

      There are so many different kinds of mermaids written and drawn about nowadays. Some are the same deadly sirens of old, some are sweet and innocent - such as Disney's Ariel - some are half human, some are strange fish creatures. While the sultry siren or the pretty fishgirl have appeal, I find the unusual and unique versions more interesting - and often more realistic! (For example, gills, claws and teeth)

      Mermaid Tales from Around the World
      Mermaid Tales from Around the World

      Of the 12 tales, only Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" is very well known. The other entries come from around the world and from different times-ancient Greece to 19th-century America. As Osborne points out in her introduction, these selections feature strong heroines who just happen to have fish tails. Being magical creatures, some can offer wealth and happiness; others can become human, marry, and have children; and a few are evil and vengeful. This rich collection is further enhanced by thoughtfully designed color plates and page decorations. Each picture furthers the understanding of the story through content and style (e.g., authentic African patterns are used to decorate the Nigerian tale, while the Greek tale is accompanied by artwork influenced by the area's terra-cotta pottery). An anthology that will enrich any collection.


      Waterborn - A Fiercer Sort Of Mermaid

      There are many stories of dragons. Wild, blatant fancies and ancient legends of fire and eggs, mist and flame. Of taloned mosters and reptilian mages. Of cunning wyrms and low, crawling beasts. Some tell of mute, ferocious animals, children of earth and flesh. Others proclaim sly creatures of darkness, lurking venom and cruelly slitted eyes. Yet others laud the gracefully scaled spirits of the air, the bright and majestic roaring flames, the shining talons, the clever speeches and shining hoards...

      This is not one of those.

      This is the Child of the Sea, who melds with water, and flows with the waves. This is the Daughter of Salt, shining and precious, invisible in the vast seas and yet hidden in every drop. This is the seadragon, who brings the water to life with her turbulence, creating kinspirits from the froth and foam of her passing, and from sleek shining water, and the glimmer of sunlight on a droplet forms her scales...

      This is the leaping splash that startles sailors, the dancing krakenmaid flying out with the spray.

      Old, old and deep as the seas, resting in the dark waters before the first fish formed from her tiny kin, and young, young and new formed with every wave.

      Everywhere and nowhere, she leaps up, dragging forth wings out of waves, dancing on the swells, whirls and rises and falls, crashing water, shining scales...

      You will never see her. Be grateful for a quiet life.

      Water Reborn - Trying to Repaint Waterborn

      Water Reborn - mermaid dragon from Flynn the Cat
      Water Reborn - mermaid dragon from Flynn the Cat

      A brief interest that died. But the difference between 2008 and 2009 is still pleasing.

      Blue Waters

      About Blue Waters

      Blue Waters is one of those 'painted for myself and became scarily popular' pictures. It's also one of the ones that people tend to buy from me - as posters, mugs and jigsaw puzzles (which really surprised me!)


      I love the atmosphere and it's painted completely in blues - I had a devil of a time getting the CMYK print colours right though! Too much adjustemnt one way and it was purple, andother and there were greens burning themselves into the painting!

      I also learnt how to paint bubbles for this - the large ones take a very long time, and you have to remember to add all the reflections of the colours around. And I added the fish for fun!

      Zeb's Mermaid

      A New Dawn - traditional art mermaid by Flynn the Cat
      A New Dawn - traditional art mermaid by Flynn the Cat

      Zeb's Mermaid - History and Redrawn

      Can You See the Whale?

      This is the first traditional mermaid I ever painted. The inspiration for this was gentle suggestion from a friend, who's very fond of mermaids. well, I say inspiration... I mean marching orders!

      Very much a 'fun' painting, I drew on my personal memories of playing in the surf, and my knowledge of fish and dolphins to plan out the sweep of the tail. Apparently this worked better than I realised - for looking at this the right way, she look looks like a whale or dolphin surfacing!

      Painted in mid-July, 2008, I repainted the face a year later. As you can see, it's a huge difference!

      Shortly after that, I was relearning how to draw traditionally and redrew this mermaid from memory, using prismacolor pencils and black paper. You can see the result on the above right, in the imaginatively named A New Dawn which went to the lady I originally painted the first version for (she wanted something traditional, rather than digital).

      You can buy this as poster on Zazzle.



      Prismacolor Pencils and Black Paper

      I drew this while travelling around Europe and the UK - She's meant to be quite stylised, and I wanted to draw something slightly more original than your standard mermaid.

      The original is now sold.

      Prismacolours and black paper, A4 sized.

      Ivory Keys

      Ivory Keys
      Ivory Keys

      And she played on the bones of the dead...

      The problem with the proliferation of Disney's Ariel is that she's pretty much monopolised the 'red hair and green tail' combination. Which is a shame. I started painting a mermaid and realsied partway that she now looked like Ariel, and decided to take her in the other direction.

      Ivory Keys was what resulted.

      I never actually finished this, and maybe I'll come back one day...

      A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids
      A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids

      The landlocked mermaid is a symbol of the contemporary woman, trapped in a paradoxical dilemma of being part worldly and domesticated, part untamableand intuitive. In A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids, artist Margot Datz sees the she-nymph within, struggling to emerge, and in a swirl ofwhimsical and witty wisdom, lovingly offers tips for today's world of dating,mating, and beyond.

      Margot's beautifully painted, contemporary mermaids are caught in the nets of their own comical dilemmas, circling the heart's fishbowl of romantic longingsand in the murky depths of deep emotion. Whether it's the value of cultivating an inner water garden or coping with crow's feet and fish tails, Margot offersadvice and an enchanting way of hydrating your weary mermaid soul.

      Coy, sweetly mischievous, and a pinch sagacious, this is a book that, like a good glass of wine, can be enjoyed multiple times, sipped on, or downed in onereading.




      As Day Begins

      As Day Begins
      As Day Begins

      A silver mermaid.... - As the sun rises over the sea.

      As Day Begins was in response to a prompt to paint a 'mystical' place. I painted it all in silvers and shadows, then added washes of bright colour for a dramatic sunrise - then changed my mind and went with gentle silver with a few hints of colour creeping through the sky and reflecting off the water... and green in the tail of course.

      Selkie Grey

      Selkie Grey
      Selkie Grey

      Selkies - Seal maidens are water maids too.

      An attempt at a more delicate and charming depiction of the story of the selkie - a beautiful seal maiden in the grey northern coast, clutching her sealskin, as she watches the sea from the rocks...

      This was a quick pencil sketch that I suddenly had to colour - more in the style of the beautiful art cards below than my usual bolder work.

      Six Mermaids in Art Cards (Dover Postcards)
      Six Mermaids in Art Cards (Dover Postcards)

      Six brilliantly colored cards celebrate the endless enchantment of mermaids, with vibrant reproductions of works by celebrated artists. In addition to Edward Burne-Jones' haunting The Depths of the Sea and Herbert James Draper's Ulysses and the Sirens, this compilation features works by John William Waterhouse, Howard Pyle, Hon. John Collier, and Lord Frederic Leighton. Dover Original. 6 full-color cards.


      Mer - A pencilled dolphin mermaid

      Recently I picked up a sturdy little square sketchbook to carry around and have been practicing my sketching. This is an exeperiment and development of the idea of parallel evolutaion - mermaids should be shaped similarly to existing creatures...

      You can see the original on DeviantART here

      A few more drawings...

      Otherkinds of seacreatures and unfinished drawings...

      Water Drama

      This was in fact one of my earliest ArtRage paintings. She later inspired Waterborn in 2008 -

      Which I began repainting again this year.

      And below are some recent sketches and practice drawings...

      Crossota Millsae - Jellyfish in a Bubble

      Crossota Millsae - Jellyfish in a Bubble
      Crossota Millsae - Jellyfish in a Bubble

      Jellyfish Mer - The influence of Science - Crossota Millsae

      The mer-creature is based off a card I have on my desk, with a beautiful photograph of the deep sea jellyfish Crossota millsae from the Census of Marine Life. This particular photograph was called Hidden Ocean was taken by Kevin Raskoff - you can see it here and buy limited edition prints.(you have to jump to the next set of pictures).

      (Incidentally, there are some beautiful pictures in there)

      World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life
      World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life

      "[A] distillation of a decade of exploration, magnificently illustrated and eloquently written. Some will treasure World Ocean Census as a valuable reference, others as a place to find white-knuckle adventures."

      -- From the foreword by Sylvia Earle

      An insider's description of the comprehensive Census of Marine Life and what it reveals about a seriously threatened ecosystem.

      The Census of Marine Life was launched in 2000 with the goal of producing the first-ever ocean census by 2010. Two thousand scientists from 82 nations agreed to the mandate to answer three important questions:

      * What once lived in the global ocean?

      * What is living there now?

      * What will live there in the future?

      This book deals with the adventures and experiences of the Census of Marine Life and the process of gathering the data, revealing the stories behind the science. The authors detail the most fascinating findings and exciting discoveries -- the thrills encountered and the difficulties overcome -- all illustrated with fabulous images captured during the project's explorations.

      The text readily engages the reader, and the photographs are as beautiful as they are accurate. The information is comprehensive, compelling and current, and it represents an enormous group effort by some of the world's leading scientists.


      My Painting Program - All About ArtRage

      Anyone who's glanced over my list of lenses has probably seen the large number of 'Artrage' related ones, so I won't bore you all again here. If you haven't heard of it, it's the digital painting program I use to paint most of my pictures with and I love it. It's wonderful, a fraction of the price of Photoshop and brilliant for anyone who likes just playing with paint rather than constantly editing and tweaking settings.

      If you haven't heard of it and want to learn a bit more this page will tell you as much as I remembered to write down and links to the others. It's the first one I actually made online and I'm still fond of it.

      ArtRage Deluxe 2.5  [OLD VERSION]
      ArtRage Deluxe 2.5 [OLD VERSION]

      Some other people's opinions:

      "ArtRage is a natural media digital art software with several very nice features, some challenging those of Painter and Photoshop. The first thing that I liked was the software's graphic user interface or workspace. Given the number of features and the amount of controls to customize the tools, you would expect a complicated and intimidating GUI similar to that of Painter or Photoshop. Instead, you have an uncluttered workspace with only six panels bordering the edges. Also, as you are working, these few panels automatically disappear out of the way as your brush approaches and reappear again as you move your brush away. Other nice features are a rotating canvas and pen tablet support. ArtRage can import and export several image formats including JPEG, BMP, PNG and PSD.

      Those artists who begin their artwork by blocking out the major shapes and colors in their painting will appreciate ArtRage's Tracing Image feature. This feature allows you to import a photo or sketch as a starting point for your painting. ArtRage projects the imported tracing image onto the canvas and you can control the scale and opacity of the image. For example, while tracing the outline of a rose with the Pencil tool, I set the opacity to around 80% which allowed me to see the details clearly. Later when I began to add color, I lowered to opacity to about 30% to create an "onion skin" of the trace image. For artists who like to paint from a reference image, ArtRage allows you to "pin" a reference image or images directly on to the canvas. Once the reference image is pinned to the workspace, you can reposition the image next to the area you are working on.

      ArtRage has two ways to work with color; Trace Color and Normal Color. Trace Color is a feature which takes all the hard work out of choosing colors. As you paint with any of the tools, the software chooses the colors for you, based on the trace image. If you prefer to choose the colors, you can switch to the Normal Color mode and ArtRage has several color pickers including a Numeric Color Picker and the basic RGB and HSL color pickers.

      With the Custom Color Picker feature, you can narrow your color choices in the color picker panel to a smaller group of colors such as complements, warm colors or cool colors. Finally, ArtRage comes with several preset Color Samples. You can even create and save your own custom color sets and color samples.

      Now that we have our digital colors, we are ready to paint or draw. Each of the natural media art tools in ArtRage can simulate traditional art media including oil, pencil, palette knife, airbrush, chalk, glitter, paint roller, paint tube, felt pen, crayon and eraser. The realism and amount of custom control over the tool's properties such as wetness, pressure, hardness and angle, are surprising for the price. The natural media tools can also be used with the Metallic Paint option which gives a metallic characteristic to the media and to the canvas. In the Papers Settings Panel, you can choose a preset paper type and control several aspects of the canvas such as grain, roughness, color and opacity.

      Another feature that one would expect in only high end software is layers. ArtRage's Layers panel rivals its competitors'. You can work on individual areas of your painting on separate layers. You can also copy, group and merge layers. Each layer has its own properties, such as opacity and blend modes, and can be moved, scaled and rotated. You can control the characteristics of the paper or canvas for each layer. ArtRage also supports transparency for layers, Photoshop's blending modes and has the ability to retain layer information when you import or export your artwork in PDS format.

      The Stencil Picker is a very nice feature that can have many applications. The stencils and rulers work in three modes. In the Stencil mode, you can use the stencil or ruler as a mask to prevent paint from touching the canvas. In the Ruler mode, the stencils and rulers act as a combination straight edge and snap to function. As you move your paint brush along the edge of the stencil, your brush will automatically snap to the edge of the stencil giving you a nice clean edge. The Guide mode works like the Ruler mode but allows paint to spread under the stencil or ruler, giving a softer edge. ArtRage comes with a nice selection of preset stencils and rulers. You can also create and store you own.

      Besides the built-in resources such as color samples, preset paper types, trace images, stencils and rulers, ArtRage comes with several video and pdf tutorials, sample paintings, quick start guide and a nice user manual.

      I almost feel embarrassed to suggest additional features. But if I had a "wish list" for ArtRage it would include just a few things. For art media tools, I would like to see a watercolor brush and a drawing pen with a really fine point. As for new features, I would like to see selection tools and tooltips. Although ArtRage does have a multiple undo feature, it would be nice to have a history panel."

      I should mention that the 3rd Edition, coming out soon, is confirmed to have watercolours.


      © 2014 FlynntheCat1

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          karla-hara 4 years ago

          Dreat work

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          Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

          I love your artwork and your lens!

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          MirysPlace 5 years ago

          Very Nice!!!

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          KathyBatesel 5 years ago

          Beautiful artwork! I wish I had a fraction of the versatility and talent you clearly have.

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          ara-bella 5 years ago

          Like your art! My favorite is As Day Begins. Keep up your great work!

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          Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

          Loved this lens so much, had to pop back and bless it now that I have my wings. :)

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          Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          That morning flight is what I need to see when I wake up. You are very creative and versatile.

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          Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

          What absolutely Exquisite art!! I've never seen such a wide and beautiful selection of mermaids! Just gorgeous! My favourite is "Water Drama" :)

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          greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

          I love Zeb's mermaid great lens love it XX

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          Fitness2go 5 years ago

          very impressive!

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          NidhiRajat 5 years ago

          congratulations a ton...for great lens

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          RaverGoat 5 years ago

          Really awesome art! Glad you shared it! :D

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          BillSimmons 5 years ago

          Great lens!

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          Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

          Just saw your lens on the Squidoo front page. You are doing an absolutely amazing art!

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          sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

          The demon angel mermaids are quite compelling

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          termit_bronx 5 years ago

          These drawings are truly great! Great job and 3 cheers for your fantastic art! :)

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          sidther lm 5 years ago

          I love these mermaids! You are really great at art! I especially love Waterborn.

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          Loretta 5 years ago from United States

          Everything about this lens is amazing, thank you so much for sharing your art.

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          Joan Haines 5 years ago

          What a joy. Your mermaids are alive with movement and gorgeous color. What personalities they have!

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          Close2Art LM 5 years ago

          Your use of color and movement is amazing, love your artwork, blessed...:)rwjr

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          Fairies_of_the_mist 5 years ago

          I love the artwork, it has a beautiful flow to it. Thanks for a great lens.

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          lasertek lm 5 years ago

          You are a great artist. I like the different mermaid interpretations.

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          ageoth 5 years ago

          you are very talented

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Your mermaids are awesome - came back to give them a Blessing!

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          NidhiRajat 5 years ago

          amazing art..great to have you on squidoo!!!

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          OvarianCyst-Treatment 5 years ago

          Your art is very expressive! Love it.

          Do you also sell originals?

          Clare from

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Didn't know much about this subject. Your lens was very interesting and pretty. Thanks

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          intermarks 5 years ago

          Nice art! I have never thought that mermaid can be in such a form, you drawing looks really different.

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          Actiongames LM 5 years ago

          Vary nice artwork. Love the surrealism and brushwork.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          fun viewing your lens, thanks for making me use my mind on your answers! You earned a 'thumbs up' from me.

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          Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

          You're so talented. I wish I could draw and paint. I like your "As Day Begins."

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          lilymom24 5 years ago

          Your artwork is beautiful and I enjoyed your lens.

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          Shivani09 LM 5 years ago

          Lovely lens.. beautiful and magical.. very creative!

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          dogface lm 5 years ago

          Nice artwork, nice lens! You are talented.

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          Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

          On a Squid Angel word play tour of mermaids, visited here before but had to come back to bless your beautiful magical mermaids!

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          Carol Fisher 5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          I love this page so much. Your pictures of mermaids are truly magical and I much prefer them to more traditional ones. Blessed.

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          Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Wow, love the artwork, love the words, love the lens!

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          Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

          What beautiful paintings! Thank you for sharing them.

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          Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

          Loved the dialogue of how and why your paintings are as they are. Once again, beautiful work. Blessed :)

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          accfuller 6 years ago

          beautiful work, and amazing detail of your study

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          kathysart 6 years ago

          Delightful! I have enjoyed my visit. Your artwork is magical. Happy day, Kathy

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          Laura Schofield 6 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

          Absolutely love these Flynn. Fantastic!

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Came back to bless this amazing lens. And I'm still in awe at this beautiful art!

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          Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

          You are so creative, Flynn. Even the backgrounds are stunning!

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          Amelia7410 6 years ago

          I like your work.. Very new and mystic!

          Thanks for your advice too!

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          Olek LM 6 years ago

          Inspiring work

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          Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

          Beautiful drawings, you really have a talent! Excellent lens.

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          FlynntheCat1 6 years ago

          @Ramkitten2000: *purrrs*

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          Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          That was eye candy. You are one talented cat.

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          TriviaChamp 6 years ago

          Absolutely amazing work!

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          Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

          These are truly stunning. I adore mermaids (as you can probably tell from my squid name!). My favourite is Waterborn. I love to see the darker side of the mer and fae. Blue Waters is also amazing!

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          pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

          You really are incredibly talented! Blessed by a passing Squid Angel :-)

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          Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

          Hmmm, maybe you should have done the new squid monsters. I am gently lobbying for a more artsy monster look. Something like your sea beings or Haeckel's style. The current look is modern Japanese, too cutesy.

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          Tarra99 6 years ago

          stunning artwork! I love mermaids...your art is very magical! Bravo!

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          FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

          @anonymous: Hi Samiha - thank you! I'm glad you like my art ^_^

          If you want to buy a poster, there's my Zazzle store or my Redbubble one (you can order online, Zazzle ships from the US andd RB from Australia so the shipping may vary for you).

          If you do get a tattoo, please send me a picture? That would be awesome to see.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I luvd ur paintings.... Tell me wat to do if I wanna get a real copy.... Also I might get a tatto from one o the paintings.... I always wanted to get a winged mermaid.... Hey I own a cafe called Mermaid Cafe in a small beach town - Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.... Check it out on the net and come visit smtime....

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Wonderful Mer-art here! Some of them are really amazing, inspired, inspiring. Great job!

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          AnxiousAthena LM 7 years ago

          simply GORGEOUS! You are truly inspired! 5* WOW! I paint the merfolk too :) Not as well I'd wager but I have a deep love for them. I am soo favoriting this and once I figure out this profile thingy I'm adding it to suggested lenses :)

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          ulla_hennig 7 years ago

          Beautiful mermaids - thanks for the inspiring lens!

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          wilddove6 7 years ago

          Very unusual and inspiring.

          You've helped me see mermaids in a whole different way!

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          Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

          Wow, your mermaids are beautiful and yes, some a little scary too, but I like anything that is not the norm.

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          Kate Phizackerl1 7 years ago

          These are beautiful.

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          SuperZoe LM 7 years ago

          I must say.. these are just beautiful! Your silver mermaid is lovely! It leaves you wondering what she's thinking as she watches the sunrise.

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          clemency lm 7 years ago

          Beautiful lens, your mermaids are amazing - I love Zeb's mermaid.

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          Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

          I am so awed by your talent, these are so creative, unique and beautiful!

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          FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

          @myraggededge: Thanks ^_^ Yeah, I get far too bored trying to draw those. Heh, those are the first mermaids I ever drew, and the only ones for a long time.

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          FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

          @strayspay: Tank ou! It's my latest, too :D

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          strayspay 7 years ago

          Love your lens and your artwork. As Day Begins is my favorite.

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          myraggededge 7 years ago

          Nice mermaids - at least they are not the pretty-pretty sort. My faves are Waterborn and Blue Waters.