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Turn Loose the Mermaids by BloodMoonEquinox Turn Loose the Mermaids by BloodMoonEquinox
Turn Loose the Mermaids
May 3rd, 2012
GIMP
6" x 9"

Member's Choice at :iconmanipulatethis: :happybounce:

For :iconsupernatural-art: Metal Song Contest :)
Well, it's by a metal group, but the song itself isn't necessarily metal, so I'm not sure if it will count...

A kite above a graveyard grey
At the end of the line, far, far away
A child holding on to the magic of birth and awe.

Oh, how beautiful it used to be
Just you and me, far beyond the sea,
The waters, scarce in motion, quivering still.

At the end of the river, the sundown beams
All the relics of a life long lived
Here, weary traveler, rest your want
Sleep the journey from your eyes.

Good journey, love, now time to go
I checked your teeth and warmed your toes;
In the horizon I see them coming for you.

The mermaids' grace, the forever call
Beauty in spyglass on an old man's porch
The mermaids you turn loose brought back your tears...
:rose: ~Nightwish,
Turn Loose the Mermaids


I guess it's a pretty literal interpretation of the lyrics...mermaids' grace, kite above a graveyard grey, sundown beaming at the end of the river (ocean?). And purple because I don't have anything purple in my gallery, it's mostly red, green, black, white, or sepia. I like this song a lot, it has a lot of nice, peaceful imagery. :) Also, hooray for not-redhead mermaids for a change :D brunettes rule

CREDITS:
:icontasastock: Reqyest 12
:iconcathleentarawhiti: Mermaid and other poses 13
:iconsyrenichol: Kite Flying
:iconfrozenstocks: Suspended
:iconlinzee777: Mermaid Tail Stock VII
:iconseawaterwitch:Fish Tails Part 5
:iconxara24: Night Sky Free Brushes
:iconreviresco: Beach Cliff Stock
:iconphoenixlumbre: Purple Majesty
:iconnighthawk101stock: Starry Night Sky
:iconindolosse: Beach IV
:iconequinestockimagery: Graveyard Stock 1
:iconriviera2008: On the Rocks

Comments and constructive critiques are welcome! :)
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:iconkatja-turunen:
Katja-Turunen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Nightwish????Ohhhh i LOVE IT <3 :3
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, I love Nightwish! :D Their songs always inspire me to make scenes like this. :) Thank you so much! :happybounce:
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pixarviolet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the kite, the color of the sky , very pretty
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce:
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MetaphorOfDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:wow: OMG, this picture is SO beautiful!!! :happybounce: I really like the reference to the Nightwish song - it's not my favourite album of theirs but still, the band is truly awesome :dance: And the way in which you have interpreted the song is amazing! :clap:
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :happybounce: I'm so glad you like it! :meow:
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:iconmetaphorofdarkness:
MetaphorOfDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yes, I really do like it! :squee: You're welcome! :happybounce:
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EnchantedWhispersArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very beautiful!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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ADamselinDesign Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so lovely! Love the sky!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce: I really like how the sky turned out, too. :)
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SeaMoon13 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Love the colors
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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QuirkyMoo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic. I have loved Nightwish from as long as I can remember:) Beautiful work and beautiful song:) <3

:headbang:
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :happybounce: Nightwish is one of my favorite bands, so I like to make art inspired by them. :)
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TiaPrincessNews Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! It compliments the song well.
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :happybounce: It's one of my favorite songs by Nightwish so I wanted to really capture the song visually. :)
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TiaPrincessNews Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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cryingunderwater Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, you have been featured here [link] Thank you for the inspiration :)
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww, thanks so much! :happybounce:
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cryingunderwater Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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cryingunderwater Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love this!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :happybounce:
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cryingunderwater Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Welcome :D
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L33tzombie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing. I love the purple!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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EquineStockImagery Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done. :heart:
Thank you so much for using my stock.
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :happybounce: I couldn't have done it without your stock. :)
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice composition! :aww:
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot!! :hug:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem, sweetie! :iconspinplz:
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Tasastock Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work, ^^ i like it

thanks for using my stock :hug:
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :happybounce: I couldn't have done it without your stock, it was perfect! :)
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xara24 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great job!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
WOW! This is beautiful :) Thank you for using them :) :hug:
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :happybounce: Your mermaid tail was exactly what I needed! :D :hug:
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
You're welcome :) :hug: I'm happy you like it :)
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alivethroughart Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW Ashleigh! You had to combine so many stock pieces to get this lovely take on the words of the song - :hug::aww: really good job!
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much, Judy!! :hug: It was a lot of work, but it was fun and I learned a lot. :)
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