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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 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 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 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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Hello, your piece has been featured in the #DeviantARTmermaids feature here: [link] please :+fav:
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trungles Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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neko-Alieth 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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trungles Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
It takes a very long time.
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neko-Alieth Dec 1, 2012  Student Artist
owo;
i enjoy so much your work <3 ^w^
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:iconmuura:
I hope you'll print our your stuff someday, wanna have these goods on my shelf ;;
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trungles Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope so, too. I just gotta figure all this stuff out :)
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