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It's Klyreida! Again. I'm not sure why I draw her so much.

Playing chess! By herself! Underwater... I don't know why. But that's how it goes.
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spotted-cat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Chess is like life, every move (or choice) made, has a consequence. Some moves are good, others not so good. Chess, like life, requires planning and strategy, and sometimes you don't know what will happen in the future, but the choices you made to get you to where you are today.
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thegosumaster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
awesome
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malikamustang Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want to know why the chess pieces are not trying to float away...magnets? Rusty magnets?
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rheill Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
~*~Magic~*~

Or they're just really heavy?
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malikamustang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, spoil all my fun. ;)
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I featured this image in :icondeviantartmermaids: latest news article about Mermaids in Pop Culture found here: [link] Please consider faving the article to help promote the other artists by clicking the heart in the top left hand corner. Thanks for your wonderful work!
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cowboifunk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Ugh, cuuute. Lol. I really like how you positioned her and her tail---so much flexibility in water!
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Aiphos-Sender Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
So...the knights must be riding seahorses?
The scales on her fin are gorgeous, and I'm thrilled to see Eigiollys through the creator's eyes (even if only one corner of one room)!
ps: those bubbles are incredible!
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rheill Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was pretty excited about the bubbles. I read a tutorial on how to make them waaaay back in the day, and I still remembered. Aww yeah.

I still need to draw the floorplans of Eigiollys or something.
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Aiphos-Sender Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Ch'yeah...I keep getting lost! XD
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rheill Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha xD
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PerfectXPiscies Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really well done!
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illionore Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Just one word: Awesome!

Now a few more words: This is a great scene. Love the pose, the feeling for colour, softness and detail are remarkable. This picture makes me wonder about the environment however. Is she playing with a chess board on a sunken ship... or are mermaids always 'floating above the chairs'. Would they need chairs? Also the chess board is interesting (which makes me think it's actually NOT a human chessboard) because the squares are diagonally. Mermaids must have a very different way of playing chess than we have.
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rheill Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually an underwater city, built by merpeople for merpeople. The chairs are more for decoration than practical use. The chess set is also of mermish make. :) I tried to make it a little different, because it seems to me they wouldn't want to do much of anything like humans do.

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad those little details have been noticed. :D
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illionore Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Well thought. I don't know how much the mermaids in your world are familiar with humans or not. Because if they have run into them I'm sure they don't want too much to do with them. The fact that the board (and some furnitures, like table, chairs) is alike what we humans have (with some twists) I think they have met them, or their stuff.

You're welcome.
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Seillinia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
i love her expression. she looks super determined to win against herself! i also love the loose tail-ring instead of a tight one like i see on other mermaids! ^_^
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SlitherFin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
The sombre colouring and cartoony style go great together. Our chess-player does seem a little vexed though. ;)
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bummblebird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
her face is gorgeous!
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Jolie.
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Olka14 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Extra :D
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Raineve Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Raineve Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!!
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Allatwan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :D
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R-H-MacLanahan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it. She isn't playing chess alone. It just takes merpeople an extremely long time to make a move, so her partner is making a sandwich. Simple as that. :p
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rheill Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah I see. It's all clear to me now.
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R-H-MacLanahan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeeeeesssss.
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Aiphos-Sender Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
...a peanut-butter jelly sandwich?
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R-H-MacLanahan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeeeeeeeessss!
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Aiphos-Sender Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
XD I KNEW it! Did you ever translate the Mermish on the walls? There was a brief history of the Mer...and it involved peanut butter.
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R-H-MacLanahan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, but we are now.
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Aiphos-Sender Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
XDDD
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