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Warm Day on the Sand by Lillyxandra Warm Day on the Sand by Lillyxandra
"Sirenia plays on the sand just at the edge of tide pool"

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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:iconevaunit4a:
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Charming!  =D
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Beatifukk
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WilliamRumley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cute :love:
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:iconrandom-nerdy-weirdo:
random-nerdy-weirdo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
AMAZING I JUST ADORE THIS
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alypaly88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
This is darling and very playful. I love the head piece. a coral crown
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Sangom0013 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
omg!!!! i love her fin!!!!!
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:iconlizia:
Lizia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
ARIEL!!! My favorite princess.
You look so much like her. Awesome!
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gelpenzgo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist
she was in the mermaid awards
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MortiCIA-99 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
beautiful! the tail is amazing!
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:iconms-darkangel76:
ms-darkangel76 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I love this set of mermaid pics to pieces. They make me smile and are just wonderful.
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sxfn15 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Aww u look so cute and adorable as a mermaid
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:iconarvenid:
ArvenID Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Wow!!!
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:iconsaramaia:
saramaia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Awesome job!
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:iconki-plueschie:
Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very great. Do you want to make some under Water pics? ;)
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usegieiri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE YOUR MERMAID!!! ALL THE PICS ARE TAKEN SO SKILLFULLY AND YOUR COSTUME IS AWESOME!!!! BEAUTIFUL CURVE!!!!
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allcomplete9999 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   Writer
amphibious !!
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Karacoon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... is perfect. <3 <3 <3 Simply... I don't know what to say, I just don't have words...
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creativeCrater Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I absolutely love how playful this particular shot turned out! Traci is indeed the perfect person to play a real mermaid. The fin is gorgeous and though your previous mermaid was lovely as well, this fin adds quite a bit of realism--it's striking! I think my belief in mermaids and fairies has been reaffirmed because of your beautiful costumes and creativity! :love:
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tdafangirl01 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
all of this pics are way pass awesome! so realistic!!!
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:iconbellavoce4:
BellaVoce4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful! I love this 40's look of Ariel!
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Terrific-Tampax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
absolutly enthralling.
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Traci Hines is the best mermaid you've ever done a photoshoot with. You must do another sometime in the future.
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GreenWaterMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
That's amazing!
I love it!
She looks identically like Ariel...only she isn't a cartoon character...she is real! I love it!:D She's beautiful!


P.S: I saw her on youtube. She sings amazing!
Great work! Keep it up!
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:iconsugarpepper:
SugarPepper Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She is beautiful and the costume is absolutely fantastic!!!
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:iconzlayter:
zlayter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Squee! ^^ you has a tail!!! ^^
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RubeeAmadare Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
wow*o* you soo beautiful!!
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xrukiaxbutterflyx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
How cute and playful~!:D
Your tail is amazingly made! *o*
I love it~! :D<3
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conkeronine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
cool
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NovemberCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
so cute!
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Cocobunny79 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
My garsh, beautiful! And that is the best looking mermaid tail I've ever seen :D
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IAmMeWhoAreYou Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Traci! :D
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vani Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Traci is too cute and magical to be real! I'm convinced she's a robot manufactured to make us think Disney princesses are real! IT'S A SCAM!! A MERMAID SCAM! :heart:
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Moose-sama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
tail is awesome...smile is scary..
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
if she can really swim with that tail you should try to get some underwater shots (assuming you have access to proper equipment)
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:iconalodia-belle:
Alodia-Belle Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I love these mermaid photos!
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:iconbohae10:
BoHae10 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
She looks so much like Ariel!!! :D Fabulous Job!
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Kona-13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist
preeety ! x3
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AliceHaunted Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Dang!, this is awesomely beautiful.. The tail looks so real.. the Mertailor sounds awesomely creative.. Traci makes a lovely mermaid - Ya know, at first, I thought this was an Ariel cosplay, until I read your comments, but still, it's awe inspiring, just the same.. :)
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RobertaBurattini Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
really cool!!
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:iconcharlih:
CharliH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
She's beautiful! Oooh, I havn't seen a bracelet like that in ages!
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:iconbeachrose:
BeachRose Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Just beautiful! Hope to see a Beauty and the Beast photo shoot sometime. :)
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AnimeChi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Dude, Traci is so freaking pretty and you did a great job photographing her.
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Saiyora-Saga Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
you know the headdress looks like some of the coral from down in the Keys, its really pretty. :)
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TimeRoses Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aahhhwww.. it's so beautiful
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Silencion Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
awesome! I like it.
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Mistress-Zelda Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Soooo......

How much would you charge for one of these tails? I really want one
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Mistress-Zelda Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wait, you had a link in your description
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TimelessCharm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful! what is the tail made out of? i mean the fin part of it, it looks like some kind of rubber?
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Adrestia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Absolutely STUNNING :)
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