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An unfortunate merman being eaten alive by a swarm of piranhas. :noes:

I wanted to draw something gratuitously gory, yet somewhat unique and fantastical.

The title is by mintaka on DW haha. :meow:

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sandcastler Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
I LOVE the exotic looking underarm fins!!  The webbed fingers look great, too!
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queenvera Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
oh thank you!! I'm glad someone noticed my semi unusual fin arrangement! XD
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SnowTightFrostBite Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nooooooo! Swim away! Love the vivid colors and deep black lines. Reminds me of a Marvel comic page.
Although, he does not look as though he is in that much pain, but overall this is really amazing!
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Seriously though, this is one of my favorites from you.  It has the most amazing color pallet, and the scene is both terrifying and intriguing.  It's a beautiful peace of artwork, everything drawn out gorgeous with an over-the-top imaginative theme and colorization.  Truly though, it sends chills thinking about the pain of being eaten alive by piranha.  Such a gruesome way to go, but I cannot help but LOVE this piece!! (lol, but what can I say XD  I'm a sick f*ck who loves gore, so it's no surprise to me anyway)
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AdrielEverin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
his face needs moar pain D:
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queenvera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I was worried it might look silly, so I tried to make him look more like he was still in shock.

I think fish (or fish people) aren't very expressive when they are in pain. After all, a fish with a hook through its mouth has the same expression as a fish swimming happily in the water.

In any case, you're right that he doesn't look pained enough. I will try to increase the visible pain for fellow appreciators of sadistic art in the future. <3
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NayaShardez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is what drew me to your art in the first place :) I still have that Calendar you made forever ago!
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World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
This is stunning work! I adore the design of the character and the idea is brilliant too~ You've executed it perfectly! ^-^
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muura Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artist
Haaa I can recognize your work just from the thumbnails, your colour choices are always so unique!
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Sour-Purple Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
hehehe butt bite
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Albino-Muffin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors and brush work on this is fantastic :meow: Nothing like a little gore to finish off the night! Great work on this piece :clap:
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littlezotz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Beautiful work. I love it. Reminds me of your older stuff. Very original. Keep it up!! :D Adding it to my faves now...
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ShadyMeadows Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful concept, poor merman xD
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blastersky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aah I love the concept and the colours! it seems so... fun for something so morbid, hehe.
lol one piranha is biting merman booty.
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xtcgm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Gratuitously gory? You!!!? Surely not!
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MediaViolence Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really like the composition on this, like it was really striking in the thumbnail before I even knew what it was~ Also I love the fishies, they're so happy to eat him XD
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queenvera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I know a bunch of my thumbnails (compositions?) are awkward, so it's something I've been trying to work on lately! Thanks so much!! :blush:
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hamderby Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the fishies are all so cute and pleased (≖ ´ ᗢ `≖ ) i love the colors, as per usual~
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queenvera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
thank you! That is an adorable smiley btw.
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