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The mermaid and the angel by Detkef The mermaid and the angel by Detkef
This is a collab with the very talented :iconthelazylion:!!! Go look in his gallery NOW!

We have spent too much time on this lol, trying to render it as much as we could!

We both started out with a sketch each, and then decided which one we liked best, from there we sent it back and forth, rendering a bit each time.

I'll upload the progress later if anyone interested.
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Gorgeous work! I will definitely go look at his gallery now
ItTicklesLikeCrazy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Wow. When I searched 'Angel and Mermaid' this was seriously exactly what I was looking for. Completely satisfying, and a lot more. It's really breathtaking, and the highlights are perfection. I really like what you and The Lazy Lion did with the angel's feet too. That's really nice and creative. Awesome job! Thank you.
Amisca Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A bird my love a fish but where would the live?... DeviantArt of course!
ElwinRansom Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"A bird may love a fish Senior, but where would they live?"
Saxasic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks like me and my crush. <3 <3 <3 it!
0Shuni0 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlainloveplz:^-^ ❤ This is so Beyond Super Adorable, Wonderful, Beautiful work!   :iconlovesqueeplz: ❣I absolutely Love the Mermaid's Gorgeous Shimmery tail, the golden violet mixes very well, as the Light shines upon it as the sun sets. Beyond beauty... :iconiluplz: I adore the angels Graceful Warm Smile caressed by his orange/ auburn Wings that have the sun light shine through,as the wonderous waves crash amongst The Rocky shore..........  A+ :iconflyingheartsplz: Love,✧ *:・゚✧ *:・゚   

Comical1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love his feet!
titlegod Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Love this art work, I was wondering if you have it as a print and also in full view of his wings.   The angel looks exactly like my son who passed away july 2012 (age 19), and his girlfriend was a sandy blonde with long hair.  It really looks like the two of them in my eyes.  Great work, and thanks for the inspiration!
Detkef Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I am so sorry to hear about your son. The version of the picture here is the full version, I never drew all of the wings. I can put it up as a print anyway though, it looks great printed :)
titlegod Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013

Thank you that would be great.  Just so you can see what im talking about I posted a few photos under my gallery.

Once again I cannot thank you enough for the "Art".  It has touched alot of people here.  God Bless!

Detkef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow he does really look like him! 

I have put the picture up as print if you want it.
titlegod Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013

please do, I would be happy to buy it.  Thanks once again.  Im going to post his photo on my page so you can see what I see

as to how much it looks like him and his girl.  These photos are about 2 weeks prior to him passing away from a motorcycle accident.

I hope this doesnt cause you to feel weird or anything, Im just very happy from "your art" to at least imagine what he looks like now.  Thanks again. God Bless!



Marino91 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Best!!! A new TATTOO.... 
metamorphcat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
so beautiful and sad, I really like your concept and obviously your art :D
Delicante Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
This is really cool, awesome job (to both of you)!
elisedq Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
What I love about this is the fact that instead of having a mermaid/human relationship or a human/angel relationship, you completely bypass land altogether and instead join water and air. Two worlds that constantly touch but can never join...I *love* this!!!! :)
LoonyFool Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I love how he looks at her...nice artwork ! (^___^)
regates Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
that's an interesting pair :)
houndoomlover Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing! Not only is the art style really beautiful, but the colours are wonderful *0* and I like how there are unique features to the two of them that seperate them from the traditional ideas of mermaids and angels
LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept of this and the artwork itself are just amazing!!! :D
Jkweaver6 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
.............. FREAKING AMAZING. It is really quite a wonder how you fit so much awesome into one frame without leakage. I tip my hat
SChan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Wow, beautiful work!
Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
its quite interesting, i can't get it out of my head.
Psythiros Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo. He kinda looks like an angel and a demon. I love his wings. Awesome composition. :)
OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hello, your piece has been featured in the #DeviantARTmermaids feature here: [link] please :+fav:
Wierdo-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so detailed; wonderful :3
EmiliaKyuchi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
This is really great!
Frankenberry10 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This so awesomee dude.. im glad to found your page xD
SandmanPeterick Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he looks so handsome :love: and I love her fin!
rebeckaz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
love love love love!
vueart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
so beautiful
Disneylovar316 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love the idea and the lighting
ArkaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is such a great idea.. and it's a wonderful drawing :)
Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn he's hot! But those feet... is he actually a male harpy or siren? Dangerous...
maidofmer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love it
SurfGirl101 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
sounds sorta better than Twighlight, good work !!...wonder what there kids will look like??
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best couple ever. :iconboopplz:
YouCanCallMeEsii Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Poetsiren Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Oh wow, ohwowohwowohwowohwowohwow!! The colors (and his eyes) are so hypnotizing!
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Just gorgeous :heart: The details in the wings and mermaid's tail are so well-done. :) Great job! :clap: :+fav:
cmsART Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saw the wip haha
TheRedCoatQueen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
AH! its like A DREAM on my screen...nice work!
PassionateWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautifully done:)
bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
featured: [link] :heart: !
eltuita Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I love this!!!!
Evylyon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Wow, a whole new take on "neither fish, nor fowl". Brilliantly done!
NZolozabal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
"As the good book says, 'a bird may love o fish, but were would they build their nest?'"
- Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof
koolkon08 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
An Amzaing piece- whatever I have to say about it has probably been said before though xD
ibella777 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful! :D
kokoro13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
So lovely and romantic. I love how they look so casual, as if they've met a bunch of times before. it adds a shade of intimacy to the picture.
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