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Sailors Beware by Centi Sailors Beware by Centi
Her lilting tune carries beyond the crashing waves, calling sailors with the haunting sounds of sweet music. Sailors beware, the waves they crash, beating on sharp rocks yet you are far too entranced by her, drawn in to the unsuspecting dangers waiting to befall you

I have a friend who is a particularly into Mucha which in turn inspired me to do this. I'm not a HUGE fan of the style particularly the thick outlines and bland colors so I suppose this is simply me mixing the aspects I like without including the aspects I dont. I've had the sketch lying around for a while and I'm not sure really why I chose this... I couldn't seem to find interest in working on anything else lol but yeah... most proud of the hair I guess?

Anyway I'm behind now and really have to bust ass to catch up on my art a week lol... shame shame.... but one big project has to count for something?


~Centi

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:iconlanamiyuki:
lanamiyuki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pose!
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WetWhiteKitten Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning ! I just love the colors ! Woaw... Could look at it all day ! OMG 
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^^  Its old and I still am proud of it.
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:iconpsychogizmo:
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're amazing at framing, backgrounds, everything...
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you *chu*
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:iconmarytaylor:
MaryTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is awesome! I love her hair. The colours are so beautiful.

Grle
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh sweetie thank you so much for the complement <3 I didn't expect you to visit my galla. ^_____^
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:wave: Hello! I’m here to let you know that this deviation has been featured in the news article Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 34! Please be sure to check out and :+fav: the article, as well as support the other artists that were featured!
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont think I ever properly thanked you so um... thank you <3
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
:huggle: You're welcome!
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:iconphoneix-faerie:
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks wonderful!
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:iconsofychu:
Sofychu Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
nice ^^
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:iconwatashiveracasan:
watashiveracasan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
oooh very pretty :D I like how she's not quite a water creature ^^
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had almost given her a fin and then decided to give her froggy feet instead
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:iconwatashiveracasan:
watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
It adds a unique idea to it that a lot of people don't draw mermaids like that ^^
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:icongabbi:
Gabbi Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS STUNNING! :love:
My god girl! It looks beautiful! Her pose is awesome and her hair is like... duhfsldfb SO PRETTY! :heart:
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah thank you so much bebe <3 *clings* I'm glad you likey but your art is stunning too you know.
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:iconeldurwen:
Eldurwen Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Everything's so swirly-flowy-lovely~ @0@
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha I like swirlies?
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:iconeldurwen:
Eldurwen Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I doooo toooo~ @w@
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AgathaKeyguard Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Great picture! :) Absolute :+fav:!
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much
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HappyChappyartist Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wow
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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HappyChappyartist Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Te he
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chikin-thesaurus-rex Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright so probably not going to make you the happiest in the world but I swear I mean this as a complement when I say the top arch makes me think of a carnival. ^^ A super classy one! It just looks like something that would be on an extremely ornate merry-go-round whiiiiiich I think works so well since sirens are about as dangerous as carnival rides? (IDK)
Ahem. Moving on, I still love those pillars and I still think that the bottom boarder looks like Char's necklace or rather like something he would wear. Seeing it made me all warm and nostalgic inside <3
I'm glad you decided to keep in the swirlie wavy misty fogy bits by her froggy feets because it gives the piece this surreal story book painted glass look that just makes it for me. Lets see... what else.. I already geeked on the hair too much with the wip so... I suppose I'll end with the brilliant Eddie Izzard's rendition of the Siren's song: beee-ooo-beee-ooo
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Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I kinda know what you mean. It half tempts me to make a carousel... though I'd prolly murder myself halfway through ahahahahahaha. I could make a demented carnival carousel for Alice in Nether Land?
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chikin-thesaurus-rex Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nether Land, eh? Hur hur hurrrr my mind is too Y! for DA ^^;
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orinocou Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I like the color palette, it really adds to the mood and draws your eyes towards the center figure. How long did it take you to color this?
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>> this one was probably.... Ionno I worked on it over a week and it was pretty intensive work so I'd say 30+ hours?
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orinocou Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
30 hours of just coloring? that's some dedication right there. as for me, coloring is my least favorite part of doing a piece.
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Reiirin Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
This is really elegant, and the amount of detail is great!
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much Also your avatar is adorable. I really like the developing look of your style. Had to go to your galla to properly fave it ^^
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Reiirin Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Thank you! ;v;
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:iconbluerosefantasy:
bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Artist
Beautiful! :)
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Griffen47 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
*eyes the 'This Print Not Available'*

There are so many things I could say about this picture, but they all lead to the ending of..

wow...this is awesome.

Great work cenny!
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 you know I can do prints through not DA
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Griffen47 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
true....*thinks* may note ya in a bit
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Redfauxofenigmas Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the details of this picture. The designs and sharp details. Well done!!!
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I actually wish I could do NOT sharp but it seems sharp is just how my things turn out
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darock830 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely hair....;u;
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I was REALLY happy with the hair
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ladyknightmare Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I love this so much...I wish I could illustrate water...
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh experiments experiments experiments. I used mostly sai for it but I had very little clue what I was doing so I just painted and painted till I liked it.
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teturo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Beautiful scene ^_^
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconteturo:
teturo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
My pleasure ^_^
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Ankh-Ascendant Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really lovely... Is the line art blue-grey instead of completely colored over? Or maybe I'm just seeing shadows. It's very interesting, though. :) And lovely hair as always of course.
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it has colors, like purply reds in the skin and greens in the skirts but they are dulled. And on the outside its mostly blue ish near the water and sky areas
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Ankh-Ascendant Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, neat-looking technique. :) I only really noticed in her skin.
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