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original: Underwater love by MathiaArkoniel original: Underwater love by MathiaArkoniel
There are entirely too few male merfolk depicted for my liking, so I decided to draw a quick cell-shaded piece.


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EDIT: Wow! Okay, wow! I never EVER expected this painting to have such a success! Thank you all, very much for the many favs and comments. I am truly honored and overjoyed that this little piece is so much to everyone's liking. I'll be sure to reply to every comment later this month.

Until then though, I would like to answer three frequently asked questions:

SEX: I am not depicting here a documentary, but in my opinion, they would have sex the way marine mammals have sex. Research dolphins, orcas, wales, if you have trouble imagining. The merman is part human. Not FULL fish. So it's only natural that he also has a 'mammals' reproductive organs.

BABIES: Another question raised multiple times. Not all sex has to lead to babies. They don't want any. They are together because they love each other, not to procreate. :)

BREATHING: They are close to the surface, so she can get back to the surface to get a breath of air. In the mean time, she is very good at holding her breath. ;)
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:iconanuna15:
Love the merman! Great painting overall, but the merman is very original I think, I think what sets him apart from other merfolk is the multiple colors in his tail-I haven't seen that style before. Most artists use just a solid color or at least 1 shade in different variations-but this guy-love him!
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floraiji30 Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! ;)
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:icongreenanimebird:
totally agree, love this ^^
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:iconhanakofairhall:
Heavens, if her skivvies were floating nearby, I'd totally think there were something going on...and the FAQ you put up clued me in that this isn't like that o-o

...and yes, I did go look up Orcas and reproduction >///>
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Nypra-The-Mobian Jan 4, 2014
Skivvie??
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:iconhanakofairhall:
Her underwear lol
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:iconnypra-the-mobian:
Nypra-The-Mobian Jan 5, 2014
Oh. My bad. ha I never heard that term for underwear before. haha
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:iconhanakofairhall:
hehe, that's okay, it's quite a British term XD
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! No no, definitely nothing is going on. Or as John Green from Crash-Course likes to say: they are not "scoodely-pooping". XD
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