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the mermaid 4 by AmyFantasea the mermaid 4 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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AubArt3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing ^_^ you definitly have great designer skills :D me and my little sister are making cheap swimable tails, there not gonna be as good as yours but we want to live the mermaid dream :)
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy it and have fun, who knows, maybe one day you can make your own realistic tails. Mine started as a simple childhood dream :)
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konradtalik Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The stylization, and whole your role is great. But this photo is the best of the series :)
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I like this one allot too :3
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De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Definitely my favorite of the mermaid shots!
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! I love your tail colors!
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, its gonna get a new paintjob, i want the yellow to be a bit less yellow XD
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ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

I have a hard time with yellow. I guess since I have olive skin tones, yellow tends to look bad on me, so I don't use it as much for anything.

The yellow tones look great on the tail, especially with the shades of blue you have it paired with. Is it too bright?
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Olive skin looks beautiful with bronze and egyptian gold ;)

This yellow wasnt too bright, it was a metallic yellow gold collor. I re-painted the tail though, its aqua blue and gold now.
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