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Orseis the mermaid by gamera1985 Orseis the mermaid by gamera1985
Name: Orseis
Age: 32 years (409th moon phase)
Length: 217 cm
Weight: 86 Kg


Background
Composed but joyful, Orseis is rather clever for a mermaid and has a pretty, but dangerous, smile with fangs. Even if she's already 32 year old, She is still a young mermaid, a specie that reaches adulthood around 25-30 years and can live about 180-200 years. At her 350th moon phase, Orseis was tattoed all over her body during a ceremony which is showing that she was now an adult. Scientists have proven that those tattoos have a complex signification, either ceremonial and social, which make every tattoed mermaid unique.

As an adult, Orseis now lives alone, wandering around and doing some jobs for money. Sadly, like most of mermaids, she doesn't really understand the value of money, and she's generally tricked about it. Thatís why she usually prefers to be rewarded with meat or chicken (theyíre the same to her eyes). Because humans don't like their nudity, mermaids were first obliged to wear suits or clothes, but they quickly understood that it can prevent from cold and scratches, so they don't mind at all wearing them.

People generally mistakes her gills for her ears, which are in fact ear holes just behind the gills. Because of that, even though she's a mammal, she can breath underwater. She can go around 200 meters deep, but no one really knows at how deep can mermaids go. Like every mermaid, Orseis is a voracious fish predator, eating them raw (remember, there's no fire underwater). She is also flesh eating, and can eat every animal that is too near water. Stories spread about mermaids eatings men, and even if few cases were recorded back time, it's not happening anymore nowadays. Contrary to her specie, she also loves cooked meat.

As a mermaid, she lives in fresh water, but she can live into oceans too. Orseis can also go on land, by squirming awkwardly. She can go very fast like that, but only on a short distance. However, this kind of things arenít recommended to her since she needs to be hydrated often and that she can hardly defend herself on land. But because sheís quite curious, she likes to go on land to visit human towns, although people donít like to see mermaids on land (mermaids were, and are still, considered as thieves because they were sneaking near towns and robbing food or items back time).


Here a previous pic of her: [link]

Thanks for Jazz-lizard for checking the text.
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:iconpookiesaurus4:
pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
She's cute. Although I imagine Merpeople having their hills inside their throats
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:iconduckboy416:
duckboy416 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Student Writer
I wouldn't mind her being nude.
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:iconreel123:
Reel123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
The mermaids were thieves? How... how unobservant were those store owners? Like "Squish squish squish squish squish, crash, snap" isn't exactly stealthy. Unless they're in venice/ a canal city. Then, fair enough.
Looks awesome though, I love the idea of a wetsuit to help protect them, for an instant I thought about nagas having something similar, but they'd probably trip up and have more trouble slithering, compared to still having exposed fins to help in the water.
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Asahi-sensei Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
i love her outfit =D 
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:iconandyofindiana:
AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's a mermaid that isn't scantly clad.  As much as I like mermaids who only wear seashells on their boobs, this is good too.  Favorite.
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:iconlizren:
Lizren Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I like the color you gave her and the posture too.

I love aquatics beings.:heart:
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:iconredwolf246:
RedWolf246 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
rw:i rly miss her dude
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:iconredwolf246:
RedWolf246 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
rw:she's beautiful
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:iconprism-s:
Prism-S Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, she looks like she needs a talking companion...
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:iconlonergirllovesyaoi:
LonergirlLovesYaoi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconi-teach-you-ha:
I-Teach-You-Ha Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist
love it! X)
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:icond0minatus:
D0minatus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Bien.
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:icongoldenavatar:
goldenavatar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
You'd think mermaids would use their charms, snag themselves a fisherman hubby, and live high on the fish, as it were.
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Accelsier Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! I love how you go into detail about mermaid culture. I hate how people just think of them as pretty, uh, fish people, because there has to be more to them than their tails and lack of clothing.

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Destroy reality!
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks about the description comment ^^
Yeah, they're more than just cute monster girls
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:iconaccelsier:
Accelsier Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Defiantly more than monster girls! Its a shame that no one bothers to consider their culture more. At least there are the few of us that do.
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:icontrollkid:
Trollkid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Awesome! A very nice fantasy character indeed! Not too old, not too cliche, and she has sharp teeth! :D Though I still disagree about them eating raw food. I'm sure cooking is possible somewhere. Of course, being able to eat raw food is a plus I guess. :)
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^

well, raw food for the wilderness is a necessity ;p
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:icontrollkid:
Trollkid Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
There's always seaweed and kelp, but I guess that would be pretty boring. :XD:
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:iconchimera-gui:
Chimera-gui Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
If you don't mind my asking, do her gills work like the external gills of an amphibian?
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup ^^
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Chimera-gui Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Okay, thank you.
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darkfox90 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
:iconicameplz:


Once again, your art has blown my mind.....
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:iconnevermorefox:
NevermoreFox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey um can i use her for shading practice
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gimme an email address, i'll send the lineart
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NevermoreFox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool but what i really meant was for pencil ^^
but i will be getting an tablet soon so that would help
Solarzmail@yahoo.com
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Crimson-Hairess Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
I love the body markings and the wetsuit ^^
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:iconkuzunari:
Kuzunari Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
you seem to have her world figured out i'm so jealous ^_^ very interesting design.
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:iconbellylover1234:
BellyLover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow this is relly good kudos x loke 1000
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:iconegg-zilla:
Egg-Zilla Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Now theres a sight, a modest mermaid!^^
I like the mermaid society and culture ideas you came up with! It sounds logical and quiet intresting. I also like the character her self. Although you didn't give much on her personality she sounds cool, and she looks very cute! The swimsuit was a marveles idea, works so well!
The picture is very good, nice colors and shading, and the tattos are cool!
Nice work:+fav:
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh! thank you! =D
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:iconegg-zilla:
Egg-Zilla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Your welcome!:biggrin:
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:iconleocartunista:
leocartunista Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool.
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:iconalanes:
AlanES Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You sure have a cute character here.
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:iconsnorlaxkid:
Snorlaxkid Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Too bad mermaids don't usually eat people... I bet she has the coziest belly, despite its smell of fish. ^^;
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:iconveranforscythe:
VeranForscythe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Awwww, I wanna hug her! :+fav:
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
be careful, she can bite ^^
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:iconveranforscythe:
VeranForscythe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
That wouldn't bother me at all because then I'd have a cool scar and I could tell people I got bit by a Mermaid!
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:iconfinalsage:
FinalSage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
A most pretty little mermaid, I like this pic, seeing it as one of your tamer ones. Thanks for posting!
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot =D
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:iconfinalsage:
FinalSage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
your welcome.
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HiiKagomie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Nice story really gives her caracter!
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad that you like her :w00t:
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g3n3t1X Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Belle image ET description qui va avec ! J'adore !
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci bien ^^

ça me rappelle qu'il faudrait que je la dessine plus souvent (mais pourquoi lui ai-je donc donner des tatouages impossibles à reproduire? -___-)
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:icong3n3t1x:
g3n3t1X Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Protection contre la copie ^.^
Mais ça l'empêche pour tout le monde...même toi !
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^: lol en effet
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:icon8ballgun:
8ballGun Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Lovely, yet big... to me anyways, I never saw a mermaid! :D
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:iconcolboh:
colBoh Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Aw... so cute! :D
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:icongamera1985:
gamera1985 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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