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Theme 26: Goodbye by Simply-Nicole Theme 26: Goodbye by Simply-Nicole
I know you guys are probably wondering why in the world I've jumped straight to theme 26, which is Misty mermaid/if Ash was the prince. It actually kinda involves a confession on my part. I, Nicole, although a huge Misty fan am NOT a huge fan of Misty mermaid.
This is where I get boo'd, right? I liked it as a kid, but I feel like this theme for Misty has been so incredibly overdone that it's now cliche and just does nothing for me. I knew this theme would be coming up in my challenge eventually and I was dreading it. However, I saw a
tattoo on Pinterest that really inspired me so I took this chance to do this theme while I was actually excited about it.

Although this picture is Prince Ash and Misty mermaid I hope the fact that this is an AU and not a play at Cerulean Gym comes across. I
tried to the an entire story for these two across in this one scene. My Misty mermaid tale is a tragedy really, and they will
never be able to be together. It's sad really :(

I hope you guys like the picture!!

Edit: Thank you to one commenter who pointed the original artwork that I got this idea from. You can find it here alicechan.deviantart.com/art/M… It's seriously beautiful and way better then anything I could ever do.
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:icond0minatus:
D0minatus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Sympas!
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
de rien.
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mdhiaid Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God you draw ash so hot. (epic nosebleed after seeing all your drawings.) 
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol really?! What can I say Ash is hot :giggle: I try to make him look good... it's hard because men are just so hard for me to draw. It makes my day to hear that you find him very attractive in my style ;P Thanks for commenting!!!
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mdhiaid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are so welcome! 
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animamomentlover Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is quite wonderful :wow:

i especially love the detail and the coloring of the scales and fins on Misty's fish tail :love:

:idea: and the idea of having the pic show a view half in water and half on surface

nice touch :clap:
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I apologize that I am just now responding to this, I just wanted to say thank you so much :la: I had a lot of fun coloring her tail, I'm glad you like it.
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animamomentlover Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem

you're very much welcome

and again, good job
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NTLDR Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Did you remember to credit the original artist? [link]
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for showing me this! I don't know if you read the description, but I mentioned that I saw this pic on Pinterest (in the tattoo section actually) where there was no lead to the original artist, i was assuming that was cause this was a base for a tattoo, and i said that this pic was based on that. Now that I know who it is that made that artwork when I am on something other then my phone I will edit and put a link to their piece and credit them. Thank you again.
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twinkle1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Everything is fantastic and her coloring is sublime =D
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I apologize for just now responding to this, but I wanted to say thank you so much :iconjigglypufflovesitplz:
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BlueMew919 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But you still did great on this. Her scales are so colorful! :wow:
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with your thoughts on Misty mermaid :) And thank you, I had a lot of fun doing her tail
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BlueMew919 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do not boo you. I agree. I don't really like mermaid Misty anymore. I like her better with her short hair down. :nod:
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Cascadena Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! The emotion is so powerful. I love the refracting effect in the surface of the water and the coloring on Misty's tail. Your attention to detail is wonderful. Beautiful piece, I can't wait to see more! ^_^
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much :la: that water was a great challenge, it really pushed my comfort/knowledge zone because I didn't know how to do it. Thanks for complimenting it. And thank you for the kind words, I put a lot of thought and my heart into this piece.
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Cascadena Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome!! I can tell you put a lot of time into this. Artists like you inspire me to keep drawing. I'm happy to support your artwork. :)
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that is one of the nicest things anyone can say about my artwork. All of you inspire me just as much, if not more
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inukaglove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Nicely done. I love it. Keep up the good work.
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment :glomp:
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Bruedance Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't want to believe that their story will have tragic end... :crying: it's so sad... and so charming! Colors and expressions of their faces... I can't stop looking! Thanks for beautiful art! :love:
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I'm sorry for distressing you. I've been watching Dear John (love that movie) so I guess I'm in just a charming/tragic mood.

Thank you once again for the kind compliments!! They do my heart good, I'm so glad that you like my artwork.
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Bruedance Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm OK! I know how is it, but I prefer to think about happy end anyway)) Ironically, big part of movies, that are masterpieces in my opinion, have a very tragic storyline... and I can't make myself to watch it again :(

You deserve this compliments! ;)
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MiyaToriaka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is amazing! As always. It touches my heart. ;___; I really love it ♥
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Miya, I appreciate more then you know that you take the time to comment on my pictures. I can't wait to see your next art piece (no pressure of course, I very much understand that life is busy)
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MiyaToriaka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your pictures are worth it. I'm so happy you're so active and thankful you're sharing your beautiful pictures with us. ♥
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8bitHealey Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the blurred luvdisc - i mean obviously ash and misty look fabulous, but the small details you put in is what makes your pictures so great!
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, that means so much. I try to put a lot of work in these, and improve on each one. I sincerely do appreciate that someone enjoys the small details I work so hard on :hug:
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
very good ^^
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :boogie:
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
yw
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MarvelscaleMilotic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's beautifully drawn, but it's too sad for me to truly like it... Ash looks dead, and Misty can never be happy... :(

But it's still a very good drawing.

I can see why you think the Misty mermaid theme is overdone and overused, but that won't ruin it for me. I don't care how many people use it for their art, I like it.
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well Ash isn't meant to look dead, my fault :) he is hurt yes, and the storm is supposed to be putting an end to the battle between him and that enemy ship.

I'm sorry you don't like the overall tone, but thank you for the comment on technique. I know you love the mermaid thing, I hope I didn't come across like no one can like it. I was just trying to be honest as to where my thoughts were as an artist with this motif
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MarvelscaleMilotic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, he does look dead to me. Do you also think he looks dead, if you look at your drawing again?

No need to apologise, you don't have to apologise for me not liking this drawing. It's your drawing, I'm not entitled to you drawing something I like.

I'm glad you're honest, honesty is important to me.
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I don't think he looks dead. I see him hurt, knowing he is going to have leave enemy waters, and jumping over the rails clinging to a rope to say goodbye one last time to Misty as he leans into Misty's hand and closes his eyes really focusing on the moment and hiding his grief. He would be one amazing dead guy to still be hanging onto that boat lol. I would probably have him floating face down if he was dead ( though I'm not sure why I would draw that ). But that's the beauty if art, we all look at the same pic and see something different. Not everyone will agree in how the interpret it :)
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MarvelscaleMilotic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry. Can you see why I thought he looked dead?
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, but only because you aren't telling me how he looks dead. To me I don't see it at all looking at the pic. And no need to apologize :)
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MarvelscaleMilotic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was about to apologise, but I see you don't want it.
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't understand, why are you offended? I'm trying to ask you to give me more detail on your point of view because I'm not seeing it and I don't understand. As an artist I need to understand to improve. I'm just asking for more detail. I thought you wanted honesty? And I want to understand your point of view better. No need to get upset :)
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Moogleborg Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Very gorgeous picture! :D <3
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so incredibly much :hug:
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that you explained your reasons above first for going this route and secondly that your take came out so nicely. The mermaid thing has been done to death and it's nice to see an original spin on it that gave you a spark and brought you away from the negativity you had before and brought you into a more positive light. It may be tragic but it's still good art- nothing everything is sunshine and Pikachu's, LOL...
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I felt I should at least be honest with people why I went this route lol. I know quite a few aren't happy with it, but I feel proud if it.

Also "not everything is sunshine and Pikachus" this gave me a much needed laugh, I think this is the perfect way to word it!!!

Thank you so much for the kind comment.
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome and I had to tailor my comment to the Pokemon theme, after all! ^_^
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ilikadachocolate Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Writer
:jawdrop: This is the definition of amazing. The colors literally make this whole picture pop. The background looks great, and really makes the foreground shout out. Where you put the Luvdisc and the ship frame Ash and Misty very well. Misty looks great, love the colors chosen for the tail, I don't think you'd get me to stop talking once I started complimenting the hair. Ash looks great too, very nice work with bandages and the blood on them.

The idea behind it is great, very original, I know they can't be together, but as *HollyLu said it can't be puppy love in every picture.
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Simply-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comment just about made me cry, thank you so much :hug: I don't have words. I'm just so thrilled that you like it!!!

To me not every love can be puppy love. Some loves are only meant to be experienced briefly then treasured forever, that's what I was trying to do here. Thank you so much for your support, it means a lot.
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ilikadachocolate Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Writer
:hug: You're very welcome. I don't just like this, I love it. :love:

So true, a lot of people get this idea in their head that every love has to be of the puppy sort. So glad that someone has the same view as me on that.:hug: You're welcome. :hug: You deserve all the support you get, and more.
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HollyLu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! A shame they couldn't be together even during this moment but guess it can't be puppy love in every picture ^^;
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