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The Little Mermaid by Uuju The Little Mermaid by Uuju
For this one the assignment was to make a book cover for an existing book, obviously this is for H. C. Andersen's "The Little Mermaid". This is the front cover, I won't submit the back since it's nothing much.
Ink is fun fun fun fun... : D

Dip pen and ink


EDIT: So it got a DD. I'm so surprised I can't think of any clever way to express my stunned feelings...
EDIT2: A lot of people have been asking how long did this take me, so probably about a few days.
EDIT3: Fixed the ink splotch away, although I'm not sure if anyone noticed its existence in the first place.
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Given 2012-08-04
Classic illustration skills illuminate Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid; old school pen and ink from ~Iwaffena. ( Suggested by f1utterby3 and Featured by SRaffa )
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AnnaCrea Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
This... looks exactly the way i felt for years, while i used to associate my life in paralell to the tale. No illustration so far has managed to express how i felt inside-out. And it has the precious quality of ancient traditional lights and shadows ink work, all with a modern rawness and unapologetic truthfulness and sensibility to it.. I just have to look in her eyes.
Thank you for this. You rock-a-doodle-do! Keep swimmin'
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Uuju Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa. I'm amazed how sometimes what people see and feel in these, like you. In a sense you and the others translate to me what I'm not capable of seeing, even though they're personal views. Thank you so much!
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asylumlane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
This is absolutely stunning!
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KostisTz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Everything you do is so fascinating! I am so glad I discovered your art.
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Uuju Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, I'm also always glad to meet other ink artists!
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YohannPolochon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
absolutly beautiful ! great work !!!!
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CosmicKat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Artist
fantastic!!
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m33mt33n Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
wow, great work

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davidcb2010 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
wonderfull !!!
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davidcb2010 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
beautiful!!
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hiwhitney Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Photographer
stunning.
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maddielolxd Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you have the patience to do this? All of your hard work payed off absolutely spectacular!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I guess "building" it little by little is fun... : D
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CardboardIndia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
So awesome!
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
It's...it's... bea- :faint:
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Uuju Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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plumcake-mery Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm in love with your style of drawing and with this in illustration in particular. When I first saw that, I thinked it was an etching, do you ever try it? I think that you would probably love it. *And sorry for my bad english, sob* Have a nice day! :heart:
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Uuju Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! : )
I actually had a chance to briefly try etching once and it was interesting indeed. In the future I'm propably able to do them more!
Have a nice day also!
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Haawan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi vitsi, tämä on ihan uskomaton. Sellainen klassinen, hieman synkkä satutunnelma - meillä on kotona jokin Anni Swanin satukirja jossa on aika synkeitäkin tarinoita ja mustavalkoinen Rudolf Koivun kuvitus, tässä on kovasti samaa henkeä. Vangitseva katse ja haavoittuva asento tiivistävät hyvin Pienen merenneidon surullisen tunnelman, ja lisäksi tekniikkasi on ihan mieletön!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oooo, olen ihan otettu, kiitos tästä hienosta kommentista! : D
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RainaMermaid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hello, your piece has been featured in the #DeviantARTmermaids feature here: [link] please :+fav:
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Uuju Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my, thank you so much! Favourited (:
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wrzosowata-Iro Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Gorgeous! I love the pose and her shy face! :iconmermaidplz:
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! : )
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mageofthebooksolivia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OH this is great! Like your squinting into the dark, and she' looking at you all along, even if you never see her.
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds a little eerie, hehe, thank you!
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pierzyna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
o wow...she is really amazing!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks! : )
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JuliaTosi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   General Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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JamesF63 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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bbshrimp Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
So gorgeous. Her expression is perfect. I love how the light moves around in the composition toooo! Beautiful inking!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! : )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
My pleasure! :)
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saretta13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wOOOW!!fANTASTIC WORK!!!!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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saretta13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
you are welcome ^^
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irethkalt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, and I love her melancholy stare...she's not just any little mermaid, but THE little mermaid. So much personality in this image. I love how she is emerging from the dark background, this is a very different way to show a mermaid, rather than through a clear vision of water. Just gorgeous. The DD is well deserved. I hope you aced this assignment!!!
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you for this profound comment! :aww:
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irethkalt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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blackparademajorette Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
she's beautiful.
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you and she'd surely be flattered as well. : )
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely work and so brave using a dip pens - the ever present risk of the ink dripping.
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very true, it has happened to me a few times. Must be careful how much ink you use at once. In fact, there's a droplet in the picture no one has noticed yet... I recently fixed it in the original, but it's still present in this scan. Thank you for commenting!
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD. It is well deserved for a phenomenally pain-staking process! We faved it awhile back at Moshui: [link]
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Uuju Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you and thank you for the fave which I probably hadn't noticed! : )
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D YW
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