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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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ExclusiveArts-Studio Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photography!
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Evangelina17 Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o, it is so fascinating! can you give a link for making a marmaid tail please?)
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JessicaDru Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So i did a lot of research and planning before i made these tails . . . and i designed them specifically to be photographed (they are quite difficult to swim in).  i still love them, but i am still learning how to make better and better tails.

however there are a lot of websites out there made and run by other mermaid girls with material recommendations and pattern ideas etc etc. ^_^ happy tail making
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:iconalienimplant:
This is the best photorealistic mermaid shot ever taken! I am not exaggerating. Take me into to the depths with you.
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JessicaDru Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, thank you very much. i am so proud of this picture!! ^_^
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:iconalienimplant:
You should be. It is mesmerizing!
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JessicaDru Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)!
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:iconviolingoddess:
Amazing. The way the water flows through your hair ..that matches the color of the tail, that continues to flow along the side until the end. And the kelp forest in the back ground ads the final touch. It's perfectly realistic! Not "costume-y" or fantastical. Very realistic! Amazing!
Violin Goddess
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JessicaDru Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much, this was such a lucky shot. the whole day the water quality was cloudy and difficult. i am just relieved we got something.
and i am just so damned happy that i look legit. and convincing as a mermaid
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