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Mermaid project, first page by trungles Mermaid project, first page by trungles
Okay, so Iím working on a couple projects alongside Willow Wood. This one is a much more personal project in a lot of ways.

I was talking to my mother the other day, and she wondered about that story with which I was also so enamored, and so I told her - Andersen wrote that there was once a little sea-princess who lived on the stories her sisters always told her of a world over the ocean that was bright and beautiful, and that she longed to go. My mother goes, ďOh. She sounds just like me.Ē

So now Iím aiming to conflate and, I suppose, to juxtapose Andersenís themes of cultural transition, sacrifices, queer love, and silent suffering with my familyís immigration narrative. Itís going to require a ton of research, but I canít wait to see how it turns out.

And look! Iíve even started designing my own text frames. Iím hoping that learning about digital typeface and design composition will improve my webcomicking skills for Willow Wood, too.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must take you so long to draw all those lines. I love how your work initially gives off an old fashioned vibe, like the original sketches from fairytale books, but there's something about your style that gives it all a modern twist. I would love to see how you tackle backgrounds!
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trungles Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I draw a lot of inspiration from Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham. And yes! I need to challenge myself to do more environments and backgrounds.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I should have recognised the Rackham influence! Don't worry, I never bother with background either ^^; I just imagine your style would suit trees and flowers so well because it's so delicate and pay so much attention to fine lines. Anyway, keep up the good work! :)
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hello, your piece has been featured in the #DeviantARTmermaids feature here: [link] please :+fav:
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trungles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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neko-Alieth Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Artist
yey learning!
btw, i have a tiny question ļwļ; How much does it take to do the hair -again, me, with the hair ^^;
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:icontrungles:
trungles Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
It takes a very long time.
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neko-Alieth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Artist
owo;
i enjoy so much your work <3 ^w^
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muura Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope you'll print our your stuff someday, wanna have these goods on my shelf ;;
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:icontrungles:
trungles Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope so, too. I just gotta figure all this stuff out :)
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SleepyIguana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to see more! :squee:
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks so much!
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SleepyIguana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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carouselclover Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I can tell I'm going to love this.
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope you do!
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anAngelNamed-Xavi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A-----nd now I am a fan, eagerly awaiting more. :XD:
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:icontrungles:
trungles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yay! I'm glad you like it so far :)
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anAngelNamed-Xavi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehee, I shall most definitely be watching. (Not to sound creepy or anything.)
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I love this series :)
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, I'm really glad you're enjoying it!
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joyhorse13 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
VERY gorgeoud art style!

I just love the detail you put into the hair :D

Keep up the good work!
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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StrawberryL Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Pretty <3 <3
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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ilfie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really touching what your mom said. I love how you're going to mix cultural transition into this. It makes this project all the more beautiful :)
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! ^_^
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peach-mork Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That sounds fantastic!
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm pretty excited to keep working on it!
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Ciechi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i love this!
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Natalia-Luz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soo beautiful *--* Mermaids aren't my favourites, but this is lovely.
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you could still enjoy this!
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courtessa-love Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I'm excited to see what you'll come up with! I love that you're looking into content and symbolism before you start. This will be an interesting story!
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm an egghead, and I just love doing research. ^_^
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R3Yos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I relly like your work and I love this story so it's awasome :)

Keep up the good work, hopr to se more.
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I will, for sure :)
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A-star-G Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
you are too good ^^ like the hair, the text frame is so detailed and goes well with your style.
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! I think the frame goes well with it because it was something I drew the same way as everything else, so it all looks nice and uniform. I totally didn't appreciate how that could pull things together like that :)
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sawebee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is the most beautiful.
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trungles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :)
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