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The mermaid 2 by AmyFantasea The mermaid 2 by AmyFantasea
My first self made mermaid tail!

My latest big project after Avatar, took me a whole year to plan and 2 months to construct.

Here is the story:

When i was a little girl my parents took me to see live mermaids at Weeki Watchi Springs in Florida. I was so enchanted that since then i was obsessed with wanting to be a mermaid. Over the years i "grew out" of the dream thinking it was not possible until i came upon a blog called MerNetwork.com.
Its a comunity of mermaids and fans like me! There i learned how easy it actually was to make a realistic tail.

So i began saving up, the whole project cost me around $500.00.
The tail is linned with neoprene (dive suit fabric) and has an exterior skin made of special fx grade rubber latex. Inside the fluke is a large monofin that helps me swim with somewhat ease.

The shoot was done at a small island called Culebra off the coast of Puerto Rico.

I am the model and designer of the entire costume, it was all made by me.
Photos taken by Romualdo Fraticelli

Any questions feel free to ask <3

Enjoy!

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Calilasseia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Oh, I finally did it ...

Here's your new underwater setting:

Amy Mermaid Glides Over Her Favourite Reef
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Calilasseia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
For my own artworks, I tend to prefer the clamshell bra look ... not least because it means I don't have to submit the artworks under "mature content". :)

I've been looking for a swimming mermaid image to integrate into my art for a while, and your photograph is quite possibly the best I've alighted upon thus far! Indeed, it's perfect for a coral reef backdrop I've been working on ... :)

Give me a little while, and I'll give you your very own coral reef and fish friends!
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pseutonim Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Incredible ! ♥
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Podias nadar con la cola puesta? debe requerir cierta habilidad....
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:iconamyfantasea:
AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Si podia, cansa un poco pero se nada de lo mas bien :)
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SolitaireMarauder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Igual lo mas grosso es que puedas posar, poner una sonrisa y el fotografo tomar un buen angulo, todo en el minuto (dos?) que podés contener las respiración. Gran laburo.
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias, its challenging but totally worth it, and its loads of fun too!
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ImRobertoCruz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Mermaids aren't supposed to be topless? :B

I'm kidding! Great work!
Beautiful picture!
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! XD
Next ones might be topless, i do agree on the topless mermaid look.
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