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Love Rescue Me by jackieocean Love Rescue Me by jackieocean
Love, rescue me
Come forth and speak to me
Raise me up
And don't let me fall.
- Love Rescue Me by U2


Obviously, this is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, one of my favorite fairy tales. I composed this in Photoshop with my tablet, incorporating a few elements that I drew and painted on watercolor paper and then scanned in. It was fun to take a break from all the pictures I've been doing lately that use heavy lineart and to just make something that's much more painterly.

Completed in May of 2006.

Prints are now available!

Also, I uploaded a small version of how this picture progressed to my Scraps area: [link] It's not a tutorial, but it will offer some insight for those who ask how I go about making a picture.
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Given 2007-05-19
Love Rescue Me by *jackieocean is such a beautiful illustration of one of my favourite fairytales that I simply had to feature it. Enjoy ! ( Featured by nighty )
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backup-character Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
oh my goodness 0_0 he really looks like he's sleeping and I like those bubbles
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starcru Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
nice.
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Dunkle-Katze Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
feature your amazing art here [link] ;)
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BethieMW Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*stops breathing*

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SlateGreyEyes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The second I looked at this all I could think of were Rose and Jack from "Titanic", I know its not supposed to be that, but....
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joshpender Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Call in the depths of your despair and if you grant me one scarlet tear, I will be there. The water carries you below and leave you to a somber solitude. I will be the princess of ice who comes to your rescue and secure your soul. Just rest your weary heart in my arms and I will never let you go. Just let go of all your troubles and sorrows, let them sink to the bottom like a lifeless anchor falling to liberty.
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Servina Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
incredible :rose:
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sirr Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Your painting is stunning! the way you captored a the lady's determination to keep her lover safe from harm, it's so beautiful... and if I may ask, would you mind if I used this as a visual for one of my writings?
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credits of course will be posted with a link to your gallery. Thank you for sharing this!
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TheDemonsThatTemptMe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. Love the colors.
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Here via the link from The Illustrated Word. This is gorgeous! Traditional fairy tales have always been my favorite, since my long ago childhood. Thanks not only for sharing your vision but for bringing back cherished memories.

I really like dA. And I enjoy a wide variety of styles of artwork. But sometimes, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of manga/anime and photography here. So great to see painterly styles too!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
GREAT WORK!
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BeautifulDreamer1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Gorgeous. Stunning. . . .*loves*
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tendeadpens Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
uggh i just LOVE this so much
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MarinaSwan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. So beautiful it is! Especially her eyes, too painful... Great job! :heart: :+fav:
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3luvingGreen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Stunning. this is also one of my favorite stories. the colors in this are so beautiful and her expression if very telling of her strain with not only carrying a full grown man, but almost as a symbol to the relationship its self (at least thats how i see it =) )
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IscritRisana Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
The prince guy looks like Legolas. :XD:
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, never thought of that. ;)
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allison712 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconimhappyplz: [link]
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for the feature! :)
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MissenMuziek Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Infinite A+'s. Really captures the moment.
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Top-Hat-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, simply beautiful! :clap:
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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up1level Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Love that one!
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ilfie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! I love the flowers in her hair!
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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XNekoXMika Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
nice
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) :thanks:
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berquinn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a beautiful piece :aww: The colours are lovely and you can really see that they're underwater. Wonderful :D
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I featured your fishy work in this news article! [link] thanks for making awesome art... hopefully this'll get you some exposure for the piece!
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it. :)
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monkeybandits Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
simply a beautiful image you posted there. its almost like you can feel the compassion between them. great job! <333 :o)
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monkeybandits Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
simply a beautiful image you posted there. its almost like you can feel the compassion between them. great job! <333 :o)
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BeffaneeMaree Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
wow!!! i really like the texture and feel to this picture. good job!
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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BeffaneeMaree Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!!! :D
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Livn4Christ Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
I love the murky green of this picture, it adds to the uniqueness. Great job
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love how flowy her hair is and how heavy it looks compared to the flower in her hair, and the colors! Also, her expression is wonderful.
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks: I appreciate it.
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so lovely!
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks you! :)
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Wings-of-dust Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: your artwork has been featured here [link] :D
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for the feature! :)
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
mermaids are my favorite! I love all your work, great artistic style!!!
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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MARIA-SIMOES Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Awesome!
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jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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MARIA-SIMOES Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
You're welcome ;)
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missguzzums Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
gorgeous!
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