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Calypso, enchantress of the sea


I wanted to explore the use of photo reference with this piece to achieve a more realistic look. I haven't worked with photo reference for a very long time, and I wanted to try it out again. I was happy with the results of the experiment ^___^. I named her Calypso after the ocean goddess in mythology.

This piece is featured in Ballistic's Exotique 3. You can find out more about Exotique 3 here: www.ballisticpublishing.com/bo…

I did a sister painting to this piece entitled Moonrise In Spring:
Moonrise In Spring by MichelleHoefener


- Some photo reference was used
- Photoshop CS





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Given 2008-02-22
CALYPSO by *Michelle84 is jaw dropping gorgeous. The colors are amazing and the composition really helps to bring out the beautiful character. Stunning details! ( Suggested by Tsukihana and Featured by cosmosue )
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thecumhur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
perfect.
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000Ann000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Mmm, sumptuously!^^
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Lutandraxler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
STUNNING *-*
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SpookyWriter161 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
wicked cool
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joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Incredible.
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grahamhorridge Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  New Deviant
Wicked
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Alanning2015 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
can not decide what i like more on this Mermaid, the composition itself or the very tastefull Colorisation, shure its booth Spot on,
this is truly one of your Best Illustrations yet, if its not The Best, like to see more like that, for shure ill watch :wave:
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is incredibly beautiful!
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whitneymorris Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words cannot describe how much I love this.
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supersonic318 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Writer
Love it.
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Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gold Cup by KmyGraphic Congraz you´re Deviation is featured by :iconeyecatchart: have a great day Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic
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Dark-Of-Heartness Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
I found this years ago, and today, it's still one of the best illustrations I've ever seen. It's just perfect :3
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whyte0wl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I love this picture. You have a great gift. Thank you very much for sharing it


I was wondering if you where going to do the other elements as well ???
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Amethylia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :O :D
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Enchantress003 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Absolutely stunning!  Your work is amazing...
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noramorrison Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a simple WOW! I stand in awe.
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sandrapandasandra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the saturation of the red.
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Scylla225 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My favorite part of this is how one of the fish is coming straight out of her hand :heart:
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Chantel-sky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like this :)
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Beautiful composition & lovely finished piece LadyReaderofBooks - Howdy 
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All2Kafka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
....I love this painting
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ahy1789 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
superb, this must be your style
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seyyah61 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this came at perfect timing for me this showed that money is power I had to share this with someone
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mick8789 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Kiss those diets good bye. Lose weight quick the easy way. Watch video!
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Tiphs Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Hello ! Just found your work here : [link]
Seems to be modified without your permission...
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Neelai Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blown away by those colors!
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Lanzman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Wow. I mean, *wow*. Absolutely striking and wonderful use of color.
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ShuggaRush Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible!! I love the idea, the colouring and the little fishies around her :D it is a wonderful piece of work !!!
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
409k views for this is rubbish! It deserves 1 million minimum. The composition is fantastic, and I love the colors you chose. Bravo!
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art-hoarder Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Beautiful
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Featured this gorgeous work here: [link]
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limre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW super like one word PERFECT!
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ReisesPieces1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I love the colours and lighting on this one and the black border is a wonderful touch. It really brings out the details in the picture :heart:
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OrbusNonSufficit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I absolutely adore this avatar of Calypso: the stunning colors and details and positioning make this one of the standout pieces of the entire Calypso gallery. Extremely well done--I look forward to seeing your entire portfolio!!!
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JawsWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Favorite mermaid, ever. It's just too wonderful, it blows my mind!
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bassjunkietwo23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love how it looks so realistic-ish, if you know what i mean!
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!!!!
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LBPBOY Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
FAVS TOO!!!
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HighHeelsArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That is a beautiful picture
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SwackAttack Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
What is the size of the canvas you made this with? Pixels?
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done! Excellent lighting and water effects. :spyed:
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Beautiful... Congratulations!
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Stunning! :-)
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I can't get over how amazing this is
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Redrosesforever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SHE IS FRIGGEN BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Bqsss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
OMG I LOVE IT !!! IT IS AWSOME :D AMAZING
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brandiefthe8up Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MERMAID IV'E EVER SEEN BABE~=^.^=~
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