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Alexandria by MichaelO Alexandria by MichaelO
Alexandria is a city on the north coast of Egypt, once controlled by the Roman Empire. The ancient part of the city is now underwater, with a few mysteries still left to uncover. Even though the city was named after a dude (Alexander the Great) I thought it to be a fitting theme for a mermaid image.

Everyone needs a mermaid in their gallery!








Photographer: Alex Gumerov

:bulletblue: Original image: [link]
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:iconfairyxwingz:
FairyxWingz Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how blue the water is and how it is reflective. You captured it perfectly.
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GrickaVjestica Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Beautiful
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Prydferth-Menyw Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
You have created an ethereal mermaid that is to die for! By the way, I read a story as a child about a little girl named Alexandria and loved the name so much that I used it for my second daughter's middle name over 20 years after reading the story :)
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DemonxSappire Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Artist
My name is Alexandria! I also happen to love mermaids.....Im going to draw one now.....
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InterfectorFactory Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true...
I love it ^^
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TaintedAndWinged208 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My name is Alexandria. :) Beautiful job. :)
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
nice effects on her skin and flesh. more realistic looking.
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:iconchaunie:
Chaunie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love her skin. pretty
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:iconlucridhoney:
LucridHoney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I love mermaids. :'D...
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:iconnevrawd:
Nevrawd Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely image well done
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:iconbabylonsabby:
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student General Artist
She looks like Signorey Weaver (cannot...spell her name...)
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:iconimmortalproduction:
ImmortalProduction Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
beautiful :)
Love the colours
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:iconalexander3:
alexander3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Amazing, makes me think of the mermaids in the 'sunken shrine' in the original Final Fantasy.
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allison712 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :icongrindanceplz: [link]
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
She's pretty exotic looking with the unique markings on her upper body and the frilly armfins. She'd look even more exotic with webbing between her fingers to match her armfins.
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GlassGlobeFlower Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Agreed! And yours is splendid. The little pieces of hair entwined apart are really cool. I dunno, they just kind of caught my eye ;P
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uziaq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
tottaly awesome!!!
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TearDropps Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I was looking at this today,I have looked a million times;) and when I looked at the lady's hand, they are claws:wow: I have seen many pics of mermaids, but they always have, regular hands. Its amazing how did that:nod: amazing tones, excellent blending, terrific lighting. This is pure fantasy brought to life Mr. Oswald:)

PS your are right, everyone should have a mermaid. Ive been scared to try it, but I think I am:)

:+fav::+fav:
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
fantastic! everything about this amazing piece is so ethereal :heart:
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sammykaye1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Featured [link] :heart: If you don't want to be featured, just let me know and I will take it down immediately.
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:iconyuna2007:
Yuna2007 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Very lovely piece

It has been featured in my journal here [link]
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FenneArts Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahah a dude! [Alexander the Great] hahahahaah!:D this is AMAZING!! i love blue and mermaids, and this is just.... magically dreamy!
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danka-ns Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
featured here:
[link]
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:iconagosbeatle:
agosbeatle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Hi!

I've feature this great artwork in my journal!

:hug:
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xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
This amazing work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful!

'From the deep, swam a madien. She was the sea herself, a being of beauty and of wonderment. Even in this city of Alexandria, I can only say that she is one of the goddesses.'
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intano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
your work has been featured in my journal :heart:

here:pointr:[link]

i loved this a lot :clap:
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boisterouspaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
wow this is so gorgeous. the scales,the color,her expression,the softness seaweed? around her,and everything balances in such a wonderful way
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Earlymorningdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!! What can I say, you now have a new fan!! ME!!
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Splendid work ! :love:
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cutepandobear Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Looking at your stuff then looking at mine makes me go:
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Haha.
This is amazing.
You, Mr. MichaelO, are now my role model in graphics design.
Benedict Campbell is a close second.
Well..
Not really haha.
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goldmedalribbon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I really can't remember if I commented on this or not, but I did :+fav: it! Anyway, this is truly stunning. Beautiful image...love the colours especially, you did a great job with those, they look perfect. Not too similar to blend in and not too different to give it the perfect mood!
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pirate-kittie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student
This is an interesting take on mermaids. I've never seen them have hands like that before
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drift-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
coming from egypt itself and looking at what u wrote i'm amazed with ur artwork! .. simply amazing
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fahadnaeem Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lovly
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twilightfreak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great
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OddFacade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Wow o.o That's very graceful and beautiful! A very elegant woman-creature, the hint of ruins that could possibly be the mystical city of Atlantis... Excellent work! ^.^
Personally, I would've made this your DD, but the actual DD was very well-done, too. ^_~
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MichaelO Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
...and I would have picked another myself!
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:iconnehebet:
Nehebet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008   Photographer
Very fluid and stunningly beautiful!
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Jasper09 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
This is AMAZING!! Really Stunning:)
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QueenLeaShanneen Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Stunningly gorgeous! :D
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yunamira Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Beautiful! :clap:
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WickedElphaba Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the blue. :D Alexandria... great theme. :+fav: and watch for sure!
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MyBloodyLane Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007   Writer
Good thought. Beautiful. I love this.

:+fav:
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Jeaneai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her fingers are what shocked me. Didn't notice until I started really looking at it. Her facial expression is perfect. She looks shocked that someone's observing her, but she's not threatening. She's gorgeous and the background fits perfectly. Love it.
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Saimon85 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Superlative . .compliments :clap:
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Finisternis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Featured!
[link] :heart:

:hug:
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thebes1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Excellent! You are being watched!
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