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Leafy Sea-Dragon Mermaid by Saimain Leafy Sea-Dragon Mermaid by Saimain
I've always thought Leafy Sea-Dragons [link] [link] were strangely adorable. They're so delicate and, well...leafy, like a living piece of seaweed, hee. I thought they would make a beautiful mermaid design. ^__^

I decided to finish this in colored pencils, as that seemed to be what people voted for the most. Not my best medium, but it was fun! I need more practice with them, anyway. :)

Prints Available Here: [link]

Original pencil lineart:


0.5 Mechanical pencil; colored pencils
Art ©Adele Lorienne (me)
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:icontheredcrow69:
TheRedCrow69 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2015
Your work is BEAUTIFUL
Like it would be an awesome costume or cosplay.  Love leafy sea dragons!
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:iconnicbish:
Nicbish Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Gorgeous! I love everything about her. Wonderful detail, as always in your work xx
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:iconyuggleganesh:
yuggleganesh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
beautiful
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:iconmoon-crafter:
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Inspiration
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:iconwillowwing726:
willowwing726 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
WHOA...........OO She's beautiful!!!! And I love sea dragons!!! Amazing work!! It looks smashing!!!
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:iconiamanewok:
iamanewok Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
This is stunning!
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:iconwhisper69:
whisper69 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconrubycherryshop:
RubyCherryShop Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Some customer bring me this piece to get tattooed. I found the original here afterward! You can see pictures here : [link]
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, you did a *very* nice job, but I expressly forbid my work to be used for tattoos. This person either ignored me when I said no, or did not bother to ask my permission at all. x_X;;
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:iconrubycherryshop:
RubyCherryShop Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know if they even found it on DA because DA images often show up on Google images so it's easy just to copy the picture without reading the fine prints.
If that can help ease you, this customer is AIDS infected and your image had a very powerful meaning for her. You now know that your creativity can reach and help people beyond your original work and I feel this is something grand.
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
All my images are marked with my name, copyright symbol and website. I am honored that the artwork means something special to her, but she still did not have my permission.
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:iconlaviniamari:
LaviniaMari Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconxaiirken:
XaiIrken Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most amazing Mer-picture I've ever seen. This is just beautiful!
Very nice work. =)
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:iconabbyanna:
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:icondolce-chocolate75:
Dolce-Chocolate75 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Wow, this is amazing! If I could draw and colour with even a drop of your talent I believe I'd die happy!xD There really aren't any words to do justice to this.
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:iconlexy-41:
Lexy-41 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
WOW!!!!!
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:iconorganicrobotic:
OrganicRobotic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful~ I love it!
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:iconlizsp:
LIZSP Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Great colors, now you need a weedy sea dragon for a set.
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:iconrule404:
Rule404 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When you do colored pencil work, what brand are you using?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
A combination of Prang colored pencils, and Cretacolor watercolor pencils. :)
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:iconrule404:
Rule404 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to use Prang. Good for what they are. =) I made my first group, you see. I'm doing a Prisma theme, and you colored pencils were nice and smooth. I wasn't sure if they were or not. I think you would love Col-erase.
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:iconjenki666:
Jenki666 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Very good work :) i like it
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:iconnihonjoe:
nihonjoe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Very cute! I love the colors in it. It feels very soft.
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
A Stunning masterpiece!!!
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:iconyeshimlisha:
YESHIMLISHA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Lovely. <3
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:iconcharmaiden:
Charmaiden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Stunning . . . She glows :)
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:iconangelschilde:
AngelsChilde Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   Writer
Gorgeous! The colours are so beautiful, and really sea like
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:iconflamesquid:
FlameSquid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
That's pretty damn incredible dude
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:iconcoffinchorus:
CoffinChorus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is absolutely beautiful
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:iconlightchild:
LightChild Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work pwns me.
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:icongrandma591:
Grandma591 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Gorgeous! Such talent! With drawing like this one, I bet you can go as far as you want with your art! Good Luck! God Bless.
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:iconmaddyjordan:
MaddyJordan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love sea horses! All types! They are my favorite sea animal!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super gorgeous and wonderfullll. I love leafy sea-dragons!
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really splendid and the colors are so magnificient :wow:
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:iconzara-thaleon:
Zara-Thaleon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Beautiful!! Wow, I really like this, the colors are well done and the pose is very graceful.
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:iconfantasydreamer59:
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Pretty! :heart:
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:iconflesheatingmermaid:
flesheatingmermaid Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Sea-Dragons and this mermaid is a lovely example of one. Yay!
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore leafy sea dragons, and I knew that was your inspiration right away. She is gorgeous.
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
You're right--they do make a lovely mermaid! I like her pose, the way she partly buries her face in her arms, with an expression that could be concerned or sensuous.
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:icondjrainbowbrite:
DjRainbowBrite Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I agree, that DOES make a beautiful mermaid design!
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:iconsergilove:
SergiLove Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
belle!
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:icontoxikomani:
Toxikomani Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
you have amazing pencil/shading skills!
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:iconkate44:
kate44 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Yeas they are cute as seahorse are too :pumpkin:
Brilliant drawing :clap::clap:
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:iconwind-flower:
Wind-Flower Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I love so much Leafy Sea-Dragons :iconlaplz:
So many people doesn't know their existence!
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:iconstarryeydkiddie:
starryeydkiddie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful
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:icontobyana:
Tobyana Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
This seems like not your normal style, but I have to say, I LOVE the result. She looks so soft and shy. Absolutely adorable!
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Nice colors!
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:iconmiapapaya:
miapapaya Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I love looking at the sea dragons at the aquarium, they're ao majestic and beautiful!
Great job on this! It looks beautiful!
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:icononyxiia-dragon:
onyxiia-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i am speechless.....this is gorgeous!
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:iconnars:
nars Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The colours are wonderful!
I really like it!
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