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Kirsi: arctic mermaid by AmandaKathryn Kirsi: arctic mermaid by AmandaKathryn
ooak polymer clay mermaid
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:iconjazgemo213:
jazgemo213 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what did you use for the tail that it turned out so clear
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! I love the concept; she definitely looks cold. And the tail fin is especially pretty!
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BrunetteBandits Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is stunning!
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Nightmaremoon108 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how do you get that color for her skintone
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indigoray639 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! Could you tell me what you used for her hair? :3
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
The best of March in sculpture & artisan crafts category in :iconparadiseofartists:. You're featured in our blog: [link] and in our gallery: [link]

CONGRATULATIONS!! :icongrin--plz:
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Fantastic looking tail! I like the human-esque look to the upper backside ;)
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:iconrainieone:
rainieone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is beautiful :)
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:iconpewterkat:
PewterKat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! :)
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
Stunning she looks so real
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:icondragonforge311088:
DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So delicate! Lovely piece. :)
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:iconlost-in-the-day:
Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the expression on her face.
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:iconbluedragonstudio:
bluedragonstudio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
did you know i am Nerine the arctic mermaid? :D
Love this!





ps-im on fb ;)
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:iconsilamir:
silamir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   General Artist
ah, this is so awesome :D
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply amazing.
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:icondigimaree:
Digimaree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
She is beautiful!
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whisper-lily Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
She is stunning :) Her skin tone is lovely and the pose is very beautiful.
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AtelierPetitHamster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Pretty!
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SF01 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Mermaids don't bend tail like this, have you ever seen a spine bent 90 degrees at one point?
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:iconamandakathryn:
AmandaKathryn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
HAHA this is so funny! Mermaids are not real. She is an artistic interpretation of a mythological creature. I had no idea the "legs" look was controversial.
Im a biologist by the way
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SF01 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
OF course they are not, however this doe not mean, that they can't look as real a possible, and I respect the artistic visions.

However if you're a biologist, so it would be easier for me to justify my point of view, mermaids are believed to he based on human anathomy in the upper part, and fish in the lower part, you should know how fish spine looks, so it would mean, that the spine is extended to the end of the tail, thus it would be more suitable if the tail bent like a spine, rather like synovial join.

Here is a good example,
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The only remaining issue is whether the tail moves vertical or diagonal, technically if it is extension of human spine, the tail should make left to right moves, instead of up and down...

What do you think of this?
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:iconamandakathryn:
AmandaKathryn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think it is irrelevant. Since mermaids are not real no interpretation of them can be considered more correct just because it supports a different mythology than the one you prefer. While it is true that traditionally a mermaid is considered half human and half fish there is no reason to make that the only way to interpret the mermaid. this is like those people who pitch a fit over sparkly twilight vampires.
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SF01 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This might be true.

However don't you think, that the version with spine seems to be better adaptation to the environmental conditions, than long stiff bones with one joint in the middle?
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AmandaKathryn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
ok if you look at the issue of a spine being in the tail rather than legs in isolation ignoring any other factors then I would say the spine would probably result in a faster more efficient swimmer. however you are assuming a mermaid needs to be a fast and efficient swimmer. its not like humans are fast and efficient runners. there are so many factors at play in how a creature evolves again I say realism of a mermaid depends entirely on the mythology behind it.
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bluedragonstudio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
not unless the mermaid retained the knee joint from the human half of her DNA while she may have gills or some such in her upper body reataining some fish DNA...
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SF01 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
They couln't have retained the 'knee gene' because it is impractical from evolutionary point of view, better adaptation to environmental conditions would be extended spine, thus stiff long bones would had been supplanted by flexible spine.
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bluedragonstudio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
dude..its fantasy..

it DOESNT have to make sense.
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SF01 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Than it's not 'fantasy' but 'surrealism'.
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MeticulousBlue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Woooow that's amazing! :D Love it :)
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is beautiful!
Great carving skills :D
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's beautiful! I love the blue-lavender tint to her skin, and the metallic scales. Pretty face, too. You are really good!
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freeflier Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
wowa O_O
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:iconyumcraft:
YumCraft Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So lovely!
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xLilyAlice Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I though It's a photo of cosplayer when I looked at miniature! Awesome!
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:iconwhimsicallysardonic:
whimsicallySardonic Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Beautiful!!
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LadyPirotessa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gods! She is amazing!
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:iconmermaidaiera:
MermaidAiera Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Stunning <3
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
i vote for the merknees - she is perfect!
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CelebrianoLorien Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful doll, but one thing I'm not too fond of is that it looks like she has legs inside her tail. I never really liked that look in a mermaid.

I do love the color scheme you've done for her though. The pose is beautiful and the quality is amazing.
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AmandaKathryn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dont usually do it. It was just an impulse to do something different......and I like it for her, but I probably wont do on the next mermaid. usually I like the more dynamic curvy fishy tails, but this one just seemed to want legs in there:)
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bluedragonstudio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i like the leg look. Makes sense... Part of her fish self remains in her human half and vise versa for the human in her fish half. I draw my mermaids this way sometimes.
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