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Merfei by AmandaTurnage Merfei by AmandaTurnage
An art trade with my lovely :iconpraginfly: :heart:

She requested a merman, but not just any merman, a Wufei merman (a Merfei, if you will.) How can I say no to that???

I wanted to incorporate some of his culture into the design so I made his tail similar to that of the Chinese sturgeon. I know the sea snakes are salt-water vs the fresh-water sturgeon but let's just ignore that K?? >_>
I also gave him the same weapons that his mech has in the Gundam Wing series. haha I'm lucky that one of them was the double-sided trident. How appropriate! :B

Well I hope you enjoy your Merfei, Praggers! I always enjoy our art trades and can't wait till the next one!

=PRAGINFLY's half of the trade can be found Here! She did a merduo for me! :heart: XD

Done in pens and prismacolor pencils.
Wufei is from the Gundam Wing anime series and does not belong to me.
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured in my journal! :heart: [link]
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SneakyLemur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Fantastic stuff! The detail blows me away.
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LinkWorshiper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
HAHAHHAAHA LIFE = MADE :iconimhappyplz:
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student General Artist
lol fish-man Merfei makes life worthwhile!
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LinkWorshiper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
He's amusing to me. I am incapable of ever taking Wufei seriously though D=
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Me too! He's just so easy to make fun of :D
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LinkWorshiper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
For real. I sometimes feel bad around people who are legit Wufei fans, but then I remember that it was fandom that made me kind of roll my eyes at him in the first place :XD:
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student General Artist
I actually hated him when I first watched the show and thought he was a total d-bag. I find myself drawing him a lot nowadays though so I dunno, maybe his ass-face attitude and angry sense of self-righteousness have bored their way into my heart. XD
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LinkWorshiper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
I didn't really like him when I first watched the show either, but then when I found out about Meilan, I empathized with him a bit more. But fandom really killed him for me. It drives me apeshit how people will pair him with ANYBODY just for the hell of it. I know that's not really Wufei's fault, but it makes it hard for me to look at him without being annoyed.
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student General Artist
People pair him with random anybodies because he's the odd man out in the group I guess. I totally understand though! There's a lot of things about the GW fandom that I don't like but I was somehow able to keep it from messing up my opinion of any characters in the show. Well... except maybe for Relena. But ANYWAY, I've definitely had shows/characters ruined because of fans thanks to the information overload of the internet.
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Chihaya-sempai Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Wow. This is so intricate! You're really good at water creatures! I mean, those fins and the serpents... amazing rendering. O.O
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks~! I went through a sea-creatures faze when I was a kid so I guess some of it stuck :P
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Drygon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
This is really great. The composition of the whole thing, and the white colored pencil, and the abs... lol. Wonderful!
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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cybergeisha Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Will he fit in my fishtank
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Student General Artist
He just might! ;D
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Voltaire84 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Nice, mermen always make me laugh. Not sure what a Wufie is though.
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Yeah I kept thinking of that quote from Zoolander while drawing it.
Wufei is a character from an anime series I obsessed over in high school! Because I'm a big nerd! woo!
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Voltaire84 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Hehe, how did you know I was thinking of Zoolander. Oh no, my anime knowledge has been disgraced, now I must commit harakiri;)
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Student General Artist
omg How could you not know about Gundam Wing? One of the most highly influential mech anime of our time *completely nerds out* :nerd:
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Voltaire84 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Well I have heard of Gundam Wing, but I have to admit something.....I never really liked mech animes very much....runs and hides from mech fans
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student General Artist
lol It's ok. Mech animes aren't for everyone. I actually don't like mech animes either. GW was the only exception. :)
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peanut147 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Love the detailing and the color, Well Done !!
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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DrewGill Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:blowkiss:
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
:giggle:
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Iabeth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am srsly and completely lost for words so i will try to come up with some to express my feelings.........

when i saw his stomach i all but died in my chair!
> o< god your detail is like the best thing ever! and Wufei was destined to be a merman Pfft no doubt about that!
i adore this to no end!! when i can afford it i want to buy it as a print from ya 8D i have to have this on my wall! to cherish and wake up to every morning > 3<.

i have one question..........................WHEN'S OUR NEXT ART TRADE 8D *to excited to say much else*
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
lol I know how much you loves them abs! XD I'm glad you like it! :hug: If you want, I can give you the original (since it was your idea in the first place!) We can do a trade and you could maybe send me some Gundam pilot bookmarks X3~~

I'm going to need a bit of a breather after this art trade! But maybe next week cuz I'll be visiting family in Oregon and will be potentially bored on a few nights XD But we'll seeee! :heart: ^3^ I'll let you know!
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Iabeth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
> o< really!!!? i would love you to death, but my bookmarks can't compare to an original! D: and i sold out of all the FLCL except 1 of amarao and the yellow one with the P! sign XD

and i completely understand about the next art trade though if you know what u want to do it about it will give me time to kill and plan for X3. i have never met anyone who can do such amazing art trades that i can always look forward to besides u 8D!

lol let me know what u wanna do and i'll give you any of the bookmarks u want XD
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
no way! I love your bookmarks and they can so compare! XD And aww no more FLCL?? I'm sad but totally excited for you for selling out! Congrats!
I still really liked the GW ones if you have any left of those OR the ones of Hagi and Orochimaru :heart: :heart:

I love love love having art trades with you too! I don't think I have any other friends on DA that I can be all giddy fangirl with other than you! Especially about smexy mens and gundam boyz! X3 I always look forward to reading your comments and seeing work you've posted! It makes me smmiiiilllee!!! :D
I'll think up something awesome for our next trade! It will most likely have something to do with that kickass cool dreamy Death God you drew a while back. I'm in a skulls and horns kinda mood XD
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Iabeth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol haji and orochimaru also sold out and they're really cheap to get others made! se tell me all the ones u want and i'll get em done for ya, and don't tell me no! its cheap XD.
i still have at least 1 of each gundam left

haha XDD i thought no one liked my deathgod ;P
i really do need to draw him again!
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
weeee!! Ok I'll make a list of the ones I was smitten with and I'll note you! :3
You need to draw him more, I LOVE HIM! XD
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Iabeth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ w^ after the whole controversy about him i kinda kept him to myself but i will definitaly share 8D
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
There was controversy??? D: What happened?
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
HURRAY! More merpeople! :heart: Once again, loving the fins!

Oh, if only he was this built in the series...le sigh!
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
omg I KNOW! you'd think with all that jumping and running and kung-fui-ing he does, he'd be more built in the series! Let's just say he's older in this pic >_>
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
That was sort of the impression that I got. :giggle: It's nice to imagine him bulking up later on - it'd just be sad if the poor kid was titchy forever! Especially, as you said, with all the kung-fu!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Wow. I love the attention to detail that goes into your work, and this is no exception. Wonderful!
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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MistressWinter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist
This is a STUNNING picture o.o! Every last detail seems to be done with perfection :) I also adore those eels swimming alongside him :] You are quite the artist :heart:
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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