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Bathe in the Light by Lillyxandra Bathe in the Light by Lillyxandra
"Sirenia swims to the surface to bathe in the sun light on her favorite rock."

When I first met Traci ([link]), I saw how she encompassed that Disney Princess essence and persona, and I knew I had to bring that persona to vibrant, mermaid life. She reminds me of a classic Hollywood Starlet from the 40′s, punctuated by her bright red hair and lips to match. Not only does she have the looks, but she also has the voice of a siren! With that deadly combination, she could beckon any seafarer to a watery grave. I treated the photos to have a vintage pin-up style that I think works well for her look.

For her costume, I definitely pulled a lot of inspiration from Disney’s Ariel, but still wanted that retro feel. I wanted to create something other the the typical seashells for the top, so I used sequin applique to gives a glamorous feel over painted lace with crinkle silk. I aged her necklace and headdress, making them sea-worn as if she had found treasure from sunken ships.

The tail was purchased from the Mertailor ([link])! His tails are amazing, and you can actually swim in them due to a mono fin built in. I love that we could have some photos of her playing in the water:)

Indigo did an amazing job not only capturing Traci’s beauty, but I love how he caught the perfect moments of the waves crashing around her. A special thanks to Damian, our mer-toting macho man, and Jenny for keeping an eye on Traci to make sure everything was in its right place.

Model - Traci Hines ([link])
Photographer - Indigo ([link])

For more photos, info, and behind the scenes video visit my website [link]

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Dracovinia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Incredible shot!
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BatWitch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome shot!
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MLFA Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
This is stunning! :heart:
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kiro-unmei Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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AwkwardWallflower Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Like the rest of your work, absolutely fantastic.
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Diamond-Piece Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing shot
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NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my this is so beautiful! Love it :heart:
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Figarro-Luv Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
do you ever swim with it?! hehehe
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GeminiWolf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Which style did you get?
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L-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing! The costume is beautiful, just like the model, the setting is perfect, and the timing with the waves adds to the atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic!
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