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Gypsy woman by Gold-Seven Gypsy woman by Gold-Seven
My end of a long-delayed art trade with the fantastic :iconlosenko:! Go check her out if you haven't seen her works - her stuff is amazing!

Watercolours (mainly Schmincke) on Canson watercolour paper, 20x20 cm.

... and if you've got "La-Da-Dee, La-Da-Da" playing in your head now, then you're old. Like me. Cheers!
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:iconmeimei808:
meimei808 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo cool! :heart:
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:iconrifty:
Rifty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the watercoloring is incredible! amazing work :)
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Aratafinwe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
ooh I love it!
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DawnFire360 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Wow!
I think this may be the first non-Silm artwork I've seen from you...or at least, the first in a long time.
I love the colors, and the way you shaded everything; and I especially like how much life both gypsy and horse have. Well done!
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Mitsusuki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
This is so amazing!!! *OOOOOOOOOOOOO*
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:iconhaydaad:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful watercolor painting. I love how vivid the colors are. Amazing detail in the gypsy's dress and jewlry. Outstanding work of art! Thanks for sharing.
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phyllidia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
You did such a wonderful job on the shading. Excellent work.
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merdanel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love the colour scheme, the way the darker colours really bring out the blue
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
very pretty! :)
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sketchditto Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha! I guess I'm old cuz I do know that tune!
Lovely watercolor work as always!
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FrankieFingers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
It's absolutely beautiful!
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:iconrunningfreely:
runningfreely Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome pic, colors and composition! :clap: I love your girls :love:
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Even your signature is wonderful :aww: :+fav: .
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alter Mann ;-) sagt: Die gefällt mir richtig gut! - Vor allem der stolze "zigeunerische" Gesichtsausdruck 8-)
Außerdem freut es mich immer wieder, wenn Du Mittelerde für ein paar Ausflüge verlässt ;-)
:+fav:
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even if I love your LotR-art, it's nice to see something new from you :)
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Radiolaire Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Amazing ! The colours are wonderful. The horse is spot on.
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :heart:
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balorkin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
d'awwwww! Ich liebe es, wenn du PFerde zeichnest ^^
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:iconelriaen:
Elriaen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'm seeing a lot of Disney influences in this. Esmeralda and Jasmine particularly.
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful art :D
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:iconclassicnova:
ClassicNova Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
I am a real Gypsy and I for one love this! It is beautiful work like this that makes me proud to be Roma! Bravo!
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
...heeey! i'm not that old! :D
nice gypsy. even though her blue eyes... puzzle me.
your signature is beautiful :)
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:iconjaxx101:
Jaxx101 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning piece! I love everything about it!
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:iconesmerra:
Esmerra Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, really nice one :) I expecially like her blouse
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Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jetzt fühl ich mich total furchtbar weil ich stattdessen an die Disney-Version von Esmeralda denken muss ;_;.
Aber keine Sorge, ich bin mir sicher, ich hätte es auch unvoreingenommen schön gefunden :D.
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casm1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the details on her top~ O_O
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Losenko Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh, my dear, it is delicious! Lovely image and my favorite color, I'm happy!
(and I am very proud of your invitation to the trade)
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:iconjarntazecht:
Jarntazecht Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
What's the best way to make friends with artists to do art trades?
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:icondarknightskies:
darknightskies Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOVELY colors!!!
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TheLivingShadow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great piece!
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Duvenel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I love that blue so much. SO much. Beautiful.
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
GREAT work ^^!
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KamiNeko98 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She and her horse are beautiful!
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fox914 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
In looooove with your painting and colors
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wow this looks marvelous I love the detail in the costume and the horse.
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I like this!

-Doc
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
From the Lost Tales, I assume?
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TheQuestionMan1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Very very nice!

More Please

QM
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
i was wondering.... are there any myths of Greek mermaids ?, just curious!!
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Ameko-no-Mori Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The mermaid comes from the greek mythological creatures called sirens. Though sirens were usually on the shore, beautiful women who sang sailors into shipwrecks with they song. Not sure why you ended up asking this here, or how I ended up seeing it, but there's an answer for ya. :D
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah, i know about the Greek sirens (woman's head on bird torso), but what i am asking is, is there any Greek mermaids like (human girl with fish tail instead of legs)?!! its just that i am looking for mermaids around the world making them as OCs & i need a Greek mermaid?!!
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Ameko-no-Mori Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, I think you might be thinking of the harpies, when you mention part-bird women? Though I did a little research, and it seems sirens often were part-bird in many kinds of ways (sometimes with scaly legs, sometimes with the head of a sparrow). You might want to look into Undine/Ondines? I'm not sure if they're part-fish or not, I know they are water nymph, though, so it's possible. You could also look into the Greek Goddess Atargatis, who sometimes took the form of a fish. Not sure if she ever was part-fish or not. I also found a Greek legend that says Alexander the Great's sister was turned into a mermaid who then lived in the Aegean sea? Here's her wikipedia page: [link]
Sounds like Triton was sometimes represented as a merman, so there might be a connection there as well. You could also look into the Nereids, who I'm not sure if they were part fish or not, but they did live underwater in the Aegean sea (maybe related to the story of Thessalonice?)

Hopefully one of those will provide ideas you an interesting lead! I like researching, so I thought I'd see what I could turn up for you. Good luck! (and have fun!)
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah.. i made research about those yesterday,.... but i thought that Atargatis aws assyrian not greek,(or is it in greece or both?) :? & the Nereids are daughters of nerius they are more of a water spirit...,& thanks about the infos., didn't now there were mermaid legends in the agean islands!!!the thing is I am a big fan of mermaids!! :).......one last thing,... what about atlantis & its relationship with merpeople or greece? does they have any connection?!!! .... & what about the fish people (not upper humans with fish tails, but fish- like human shape, have webbed fingers, gills & tritoned staff!!) do they also have any relationship with the questions that are mention above?!!
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Ameko-no-Mori Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You know, what's funny about Atlantis is that it was actually a political idea, and the sinking of the city was its form of destruction. If you're interested, it was "made up" or "described" (depending on your opinion) by Plato in his "Timaeus and Critias." It was a sort of Utopia that was destroyed after they failed to conquer Athens. No mermaids there, really, until later when people imagined that maybe the city still existed underwater, and the people turned to Mermaids. As far as Assyria, it was part of Alexander the Great's Greek Empire, but that is a bit later than "ancient greece" which is to say, it's a sort of later ancient greek culture. It's possible there were part fish creatures somehow related to Triton or Poseidon, god of the sea? He had all the sea creatures at his disposal.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
thnx alot for the info. :)
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The one with a bird torso was the harpys ;) (or harpies, I don't know how you bend it) I'm quite sure the prevous answer is correct, Greek mermaids are sirens ^^
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
so the greek mermaids are sirens, like they have woman's head on bird torso, but not human girl with fish tail instead of legs!!,..thats dissapointing...-_-;...... cause' i am a huge mermaid fan you see!!
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, I think we've misunderstood each other ^^; There's apparently two things called sirens, someone saying they looks like fish, and some like birds. I've always heard the fish-version, but I think it's like with unicorns, some say they're horses, and some goats/deers. It depends on the storyteller. Sorry!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
ooh ok.
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The mythical creatures with a woman's head and a bird's torso is called a harpy ([link]) while a siren ([link]) were creatures that looked like beautiful women that lured sailors into reef and drowned them, and they're the origin of mermaids, the ones with a fish tail. They aren't mermaids, but where the mermaid legend came from, and have nothing in common with harpys or birds at all ;)
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