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The Little Mermaid by madmoiselleclau The Little Mermaid by madmoiselleclau
Hi there... it has been a while since I draw something I want.. I have been bussy with all the "empidemic" thing in my country and with commission work... so .. now I decided to take a break and do something for me...

I saw a few days ago on the "daily deviations" a photo of a doll that blow me away!!! and I just loooved the style of the eyes and everything... so... thanks to :iconsassystrawberry: because she took awesome photos from all those dolls and I just loooooved that style... ***PLEASE VISIT HER GALLERY***....so I did Ariel in the big dolly eyes style! and colored her in sepia! I hope u like it!!!

*Pencils HB, 3B, 6B
*Photoshop
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While my favorites are loaded with Ariel fanart, I have to say that this one blew me away! I'm such a fan of Clau's artwork, and I must say this is among one of her best!

Ariel's eyes are just wonderous and almost seductive, which I always thought about Ariel. And the way her lips are positioned is lovely. I can't tell if she's singing, or kissing. The hair looks almost real, like Ariel modeled for a shampoo commercial. And it's cute how it curls in the front like a seashell.

This is a wonderful picture, and I give it :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Keep up the great work!
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Critique by HopeInDespair May 5, 2009, 12:46:31 PM
How in the world can I eloquently say "simply amazing" in only 100 words?

First off, I love the use of value. It's so hard to find a piece that features it so well as so many artists seem to neglect what I feel is absolutely essential to any work of art. Nor does it overdo it; the differences are perfectly balanced.

The next thing I have to say is the hair is 100% AMAZING. I can only imagine the headache of sketching each individual strand as it seems you have done. You really do have to suffer for your art, and the product is usually well worth it. I almost feel as though I could run my fingers through it; glossier and more radiant than those models in L'oreal commercials.

Another thing I love is that you have the gloss in only the right places, such as the hair and eyes. The skin, dull in comparison, amplifies the effect and portrays it more realistically, even though this is more of a stylized piece.

And the final touch-- that little dash of pink on her cheeks. The monochromatic scheme is well thought out, but I feel this tiny bit of colour really pulls it all together.

Very well done.
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Beautiful!!!:love:
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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
💙💜💚
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TheMilanTooner Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
:faint:
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raresunshinegirl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
The best rendition I have ever seen of her. I love this . I love this artwork with Ariel  little mermaid.
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank U! :D
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:iconstargirl969:
stargirl969 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
amazing
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CINderELLA7186 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She is simply stunning!
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank U!
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badumc Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what to say..
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:iconpenguin2116:
penguin2116 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   General Artist
AWESOME! i'm gonna watch you/
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:iconmadmoiselleclau:
madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank uuuu :D
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penguin2116 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   General Artist
No problem!:la:
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penguin2116 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   General Artist
That's it. this is the tipping point. I am officially watching you.
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HomeOfBluAndshadows Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! this is a pice in perfect form for hand drawn. totale awesome. excellent job
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:iconmadmoiselleclau:
madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thanks a lot ...
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:iconhomeofbluandshadows:
HomeOfBluAndshadows Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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LibraLover Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this pic, you did a wonderful job with this especially considering it is done in pencil and it had to of taken you a long time to finish
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank U!
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LibraLover Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very welcome :)
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LegendoftheHero Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
so amazing!
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VargasI Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
This is just a comment, not a critique, because I really think it's really well done. I fell In love with this work and I took the liberty to make a color version of it. I don't want to upload it to deviantart until I have you permission. Obviously I will post the link of your work and I will give you the credit of your work. If you are afraid, that I made a ugly work, you can check my gallery ^_^ . I would really like If you could see the color version that I made as a tribute to your work ^_^. I would be very honored. please tell me if there is any way I can show it to you before uploading it. ^_^ thanks.. and bye.
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok u can upload it :) just be sure to add all the proper links and credit in the description, and please add a watermark to ur version with my name and urs so people can't copy it :) show me when u are done!
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VargasI Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
hello madmoiselleclau, I just posted the colored version of your work.
I'm having problems tagging you. Could you help me? I'm not very good in how deviantart works yet haha :$
Hey! here's the link :)
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I hope you'll like it ^_^
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome! thank U! :D

well to be able to tag u only have to add : iconmadmoiselleclau : without the spaces :D and the icon will appear :D
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VargasI Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
This is just a comment, not a critique, because I really think it's really well done. I fell In love with this work and I took the liberty to make a color version of it. I don't want to upload it to deviantart until I have you permission. Obviously I will post the link of your work and I will give you the credit of your work. If you are afraid, that I made a ugly work, you can check my gallery ^_^ . I would really like If you could see the color version that I made as a tribute to your work ^_^. I would be very honored. please tell me if there is any way I can show it to you before uploading it. ^_^ thanks.. and bye.
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LeaLeaRose Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Photographer
amazing
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Cyberalbi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Very beautiful, my compliments!!
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JoJiaMystie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow!
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OhLookItsJules Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Looks so soft...
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:iconkeysketch:
KeySketch Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
epic
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irisuediting Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is INCREDIBLE!
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PinkCowgirl925 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH LOVE
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CriminalMindsLover19 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it. the sepia paper makes this drawing look like it was a portrait done whenever The Little Mermaid takes place. Good work!
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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bumbleandbubble Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
the hair makes her look lke a doll!
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RoxesByOne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Photographer
waw it's so perfect!!! <3<3
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MissJamieBrown Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hello! I have featured your work here: [link]

Thank you! :heart:
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww thanks!
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GissieWizzie Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it :)
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grafmason Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
beautiful.
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iiChymera Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply breath taking. :+fav: I j'adore your work.
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!!!! :D
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iiChymera Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem. Simply stunning.
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juiceinthedark Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Very Nice
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank U!
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chloemay7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student
This is beautiful, how long did this take you?
Also, the hair is amazing.
Great job :D
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
not too much I remember, a few hours on my day, and then re-color it on photoshop :D thanks!!!!
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YAY-4-chipsandanime Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
beautiful i love the shine on the hair and detail on her face <3333
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madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u! :D
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YAY-4-chipsandanime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
~welcome ^-^
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