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Garibaldi Mermaid by JessicaDru Garibaldi Mermaid by JessicaDru
Photographer: Brenda Stumpf [link]
Model: me

prints available by the photographer here: [link]

Brenda and the crew gathered off the coast of Catalina to get some ocean mermaid shots. The water was cloudy as the surf stirred up sand, so we only got a few usable images. But this is one of them. I am soooo glad we went though, because the giribaldi fish local to catalina just so happen to match my mermaid tail ^_^!!

Costume: I can post the designs etc... for the mermaid tail if anyone's interested. It took a lot of work to make these tails come into existence. But the basic form is neoprene with flowy fabric, covered with silicon scales.
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Given 2013-02-27
The suggester said: "Amazing functioning mermaid costume made and swam in by the model." Garibaldi Mermaid by *JessicaDru ( Suggested by raine-angel and Featured by Talty )
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sistersinnister Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Whimsical :X:X few days ago i came up with a concept involving a mermaid tail but since i dont have proper under water egar,must do it at the surface...i dont know where to buy such a tail though...found a site but was more like a halloween kids costume ..not realistic
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MinxFox Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Try searching Merbellas, Flip Tails, Finfolk Productions, etc. All of them sell realistic looking silicone mermaid tails and some places you can rent tails from if you just need to rent one for a photoshoot.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Gladddragon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
please post tails designs! that would be awsome..theres another guy that also does mermaid tails I like yours little bit better cause they flow..please post I wanna seeee
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, this was the rough design sketch before i started sewing:
jessicadru.deviantart.com/art/…

And then a look at the fabric fluke and neoprene inner sleeve of the tail:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

i'd post more on deviant art, but i dont have very many in progress pictures
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Good job!
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JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! ^_^
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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Torgron Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Beautiful Great Job 

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JessicaDru Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)!
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