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Kickin Ze Butt: Black Pearl by Asher-Bee Kickin Ze Butt: Black Pearl by Asher-Bee
Mixed Media: a piece i did with both photoshop and vector items. when i first started with any type of digital coloring, i really had no clue what i was doing. also i had not a clue about true anatomy, or at least a better understanding. i was starting my third year of college when i made the first version. i was testing the waters so to speak. in fact this was only my second time using either illustrator or photoshop. i was also totally afraid of color. ^^; even my colored pencil pieces were light. during my next two years, i came in contact with the most awesome of professors who took the time to teach me about adobe programs. she even kept me as an intern for a semester. ^_^ i owe all i know compter wise to her, and my better understanding of anatomy to a professor who once worked for disney.

"from the bottom of the sea I'll wait. to bring your final breath to boil, i'll kiss you quietly. embracing eternally beneath the tides, for they are darker than my heart, which you have pierced most fervently. do love me for my intentions, and justly so will i love you for yours..."

Just a little something I wrote to go with the idea. This will be my submission for the "Kick Your Own Ass" competition. ^_^ the idea, is that these two are lovers of the moment... a man, thrown to the sea has come to what he believed the end of his life... that final spark is what defines him, and with it a new love so unyielding that her response is immediate. a love that saves and wants no other...

P.S. i'm so full of cheese right now...


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:iconlauraloveslily:
Lauraloveslily Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love how dark and creepy yet beautiful your mermaid is! :iconlaplz:
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thank ya kindly.
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:iconmadhattersalice:
madhattersalice Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   Writer
So sweet. I can feel the desire between the two.
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank ya kindly :love:
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:iconmadhattersalice:
madhattersalice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010   Writer
You are welcome!
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:iconbuyobabyboo:
buyobabyboo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that, you are great with colors now :D and the shady fish are an amazing touch!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: thank you so much.. and yesh, i believe they're very shady fish too :paranoid:
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:iconbuyobabyboo:
buyobabyboo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
XD lol!
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:iconladyhellfyre:
LadyHellFyre Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I LOVE how the hair actually looks like underwater hair. Not a bunch of random strands sprawled out unrealistically. Very lovely! My best wishes to you, fellow contestant! =D
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: thank you, you as well.
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:iconserenadoll:
SerenaDoll Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student General Artist
The hair is awesome!!~!~
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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:iconserenadoll:
SerenaDoll Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome :)
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:icondragonrayne-kun:
DragonRayne-kun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O This is awesome! I just can't believe how much you've improved! Your works have become so brilliant and truly phenomenal it just blows me away! This is amazing. =D It really truly is!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:icongwomp: sweet!!
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:iconsnapesgirl34:
snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Yep, I saw you definitely kicked your own ass. The progress you've made is simply amazing!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! it's weird to compare pieces than and now. ^^;
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:iconblackpearlrayn:
blackpearlrayn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
woah. u can totally see the improvment. awesome work, lol the first looks more innocent while the seconde version looks a lot hotter...XD but its beautiful and amazing...^_^
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: thank you!
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:iconblackpearlrayn:
blackpearlrayn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
welcomes :hug:
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:iconmyramiss:
myramiss Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
i actually think the composition in the first picture is better.. more dynamic.
but the colors in the second picture, and the mood you created there are absolutely amazing.
wonderful. :heart:
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. i actually hated the first piece alot so i thought why not redo it. :giggle:
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:iconraphies-mine:
Raphies-mine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah it's so brilliant! 8D I love the finished piece so much ^^ I only wish I'd improved that much in the last 4 years XD I still love the original though. that black and white just gives a softer mood to a still brilliant piece :3 ah wonderful work! 8D I must fave *-*
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh noes, i cringe when i see it.. his necks so thick and long ^^;
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:iconraphies-mine:
Raphies-mine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PFT SLJFLKDEJFLKJSDF~! We all see the flaws in our old works, and yeah you've improved to a state of pure genius! But I still love your old stuff. AND YOU CANT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE O<
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:jawdrop: well okay then... :giggle:
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:iconraphies-mine:
Raphies-mine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's right ;D
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:icondanni-marie:
Danni-Marie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Talk about improvement! That is indeed amazing! You've got to feel great! ^___~
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i do...but i wanna get better-er? :giggle:
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:icondanni-marie:
Danni-Marie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Well keep vectoring, and you sure will get better! Each time push yourself out of you comfort zone maybe? That usually leads you to learn more! :D
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh i've definitely left comfort...
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:iconporshi:
porshi Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
wow! that is so inspiring. :aww:
the progress is just amazing! :clap:
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
phew! thank you ^^
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Digital Artist
improvement by leaps and bounds! i also love seeing them together.
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! i shudder at the first though..
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Digital Artist
i think i might redo one of my pieces too
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
go too!! :w00t:
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:iconalatariel39:
alatariel39 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
You sure have improved over the last few years! Wow! Not to say the first one isn't any good, you did better than I did on one of my firsts on PS CS3. -_-; Great work!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! i'm really happy it turned out pretty good ^_^ i wonder about next year though... :giggle:
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:iconalatariel39:
alatariel39 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
you'll be even better! ;)
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:iconpinkparasol:
PinkParasol Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Beautiful! You have improved as an artist soooo much! I really like the tail of the mermaid, and that hair is AMAZING.
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! the hair and make up are my favorite parts to do :giggle:
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:iconsilverfoxfang:
SilverFoxFang Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
By comparison the new one is better, but i think both of them are original and beautifull in the own way ^^
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: so nice of you to say even thought the left one makes me cringe.
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:iconjaded-zero:
Jaded-Zero Featured By Owner May 30, 2009   Photographer
XD Wow! Much improvement indeed! Holy crap, in just four years? That is really amazing. I wish I had the perservance to draw and hon my skill.
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well i had to try and get better at something... my animation sucks..
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:iconjaded-zero:
Jaded-Zero Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Photographer
:D Well, you have definitely improved. Their expressions are exquisite.
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you kindly!
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:iconblackpearlrayn:
blackpearlrayn Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
that is sooo cool, especially all the progres that was made, i wish i had soe teachers like that to help me, lol
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i was really fortunate. and i enjoyed every moment of school.
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