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10-07-2012, 07:05 PM
These fish have been one of my favorites for a long time. I forget the name right now, but I think they're a mandarin fish. I used to have a pair of them, and they were SO cool. I want to design a tail with the colorations and patterns, but I'm a terrible artist. =\ If anyone has any suggestions or help, or even the time to make an example or something, I'd really appreciate it.6981

Mermaid Arianna
10-07-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm willing to design a tail for you, I love those fish!so pretty :)

10-07-2012, 08:06 PM
Ahhh! That would be amazing! My artistic skills are lacking, hehe. But I cannot thank you enough. <3

Mermaid Arianna
10-07-2012, 08:11 PM
starting on them right now :)
I'm working on improving my art skills, so it probably won't look amazing or anything :/ but I love drawing, and one can only improve right?

10-07-2012, 08:27 PM
Totally. :P

Morticia Mermaid
10-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Gorgeous fish. Mind if I give it a go too? Probably going to be stuck in bed a few days, not doing too well at the moment. Would give me something to do

Mermaid Momo
10-07-2012, 08:48 PM
i think i'm going to give it a go too, i really need to practice chibi's and this will give me something to aim for. :3

10-07-2012, 09:23 PM
I would love to see some different ideas! Thank you SO much!

Mermaid Annariea
10-07-2012, 10:29 PM
i might try it too. haha.

Mermaid Arianna
10-07-2012, 10:48 PM
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=601e84aba8&view=att&th=13a3e09bae4e6699&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw (https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=601e84aba8&view=att&th=13a3e09bae4e6699&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw)https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=601e84aba8&view=att&th=13a3e09f8ca3ec74&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw (https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=601e84aba8&view=att&th=13a3e09f8ca3ec74&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw)https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=601e84aba8&view=att&th=13a3e0a55918a129&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw (https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=601e84aba8&view=att&th=13a3e0a55918a129&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw)

I gave it a whirl :P

Mermaid Arianna
10-07-2012, 10:49 PM
sorry they came out so small, im on my phone

10-07-2012, 11:30 PM
I'll see what i can do too! And the fish's name is a Mandarin Goby. Such a beautiful animal!

Mermaid Momo
10-08-2012, 01:21 PM
@ madeline: the pictures didn't show up, they look like image icons and that's all.

Mermaid Momo
10-08-2012, 02:19 PM

10-08-2012, 02:29 PM
Omg. Wow! I love the fins on it!

Mermaid Arianna
10-08-2012, 08:24 PM
Ok I'm just gonna put a link to my photobucket, also, if you were interested in getting one made, I would honored to make you one, I am working on starting up a tail making business, PM me if your interested! :)

Sorry they are a bit blurry, http://s1272.photobucket.com/albums/y389/mermaidgurlio/?action=view&current=007-1.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1272.photobuck et.com%2Falbums%2Fy389%2Fmermaidgurlio%2F%3Faction %3Dview%26current%3Dtail.png,

10-08-2012, 09:39 PM
Wow. That's just...so pretty. I love it so much. The colors blended well and the fin looks so much like the actual fish and everything. And I really appreciate the offer! I'll look into my cash and stuff, haha. :)

10-08-2012, 10:00 PM
I think I'll have a go, just cause I love mandarins. Not as much as I love wrasse though.

10-08-2012, 11:15 PM
That was fun. :)

Mermaid Arianna
10-08-2012, 11:55 PM
wow koral! what program do you use?

10-09-2012, 12:00 AM
Photoshop CS5

10-09-2012, 12:35 AM
Stunning work Koral!

10-09-2012, 12:40 AM
In agreement with Shawn, yes, that is absolutely stunning Koral! Now i really want a Mandarin Goby tail!!

10-09-2012, 12:41 AM
Thank you guys. <3 I love designing, this was an awesome thing to stumble on in my time of random. Emma is going to have half a dozen choices to pick from and combine into what she loves!

10-09-2012, 09:34 AM
AHHH! It's gorgeous. Wow. You are so right...I don't know if I'll be able to choose. xD

Mermaid Saphira
10-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Looks like I'm to late..don't want to make you have to many to decide from :P

10-09-2012, 08:12 PM
Ahahaha, you can have a go at it anyway. :P

Mermaid Arianna
10-09-2012, 09:16 PM
I feel so awkward now, the beautiful digital ones and then there's mine, colored pencil...

10-10-2012, 02:48 AM
I actually made a Mandarin Dragonet tail recently - there should be a couple of photos on my page :P I was going to put fins on it but I was pushed for time so I couldn't. My next tail will be the same, but made by someone better at tailmaking than me :P

10-23-2012, 10:27 AM
Koral, I've finally decided that I really, really like yours. Does anyone recommend a tailmaker for making a design like that? Pretty sure it wouldn't be a fabric tail. xD

10-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Aww thank you! :) I'm so glad you liked it.

FishButts can do a latex version of is for $345 and under, depending the fin used. You could use finis rapid/wave for that design very very efficiently, which is $230 for wave, and $280 for rapid (those two fins merely depend on shoe size, and as a result also fin size). Stevie is great at custom work, but she isn't taking orders right yet, as her plate is quite full.

There is also Merberry Tails, they use finis wave monofins. I don't know much about their work or anything, however. These are $450, and she is likely open right now. :)

There are more on this page, (http://mernetwork.com/index/content.php?133-mermaid-tailmakers) so go have a look if those don't suit your fancy.

10-23-2012, 12:47 PM
I've seen that page a good deal, hehe. On my most visited sites. :p I really like Merberry and will probably end up contacting her, as I like her tails a bit more than fish-butts. Thanks so much, again!

10-23-2012, 01:47 PM
Welcome! When you leave Merberry Tails a review, I would love to read it through and learn more about her tails. :)

10-23-2012, 05:51 PM
Yeah, same. I really want more information on latex, as I'm a lot more informed on silicone/fabric tails than latex... :\ About to find/make a thread on that right now, actually.

10-23-2012, 10:26 PM
You can make your own liquid latex substitute with white glue. Mix the glue with water, then add some coloring for whatever effect you're going for. Real liquid latex contains rubber or synthetic rubber, and needs talc to put the items on. You can find more information here: http://www.helium.com/items/311906-how-t… (http://www.helium.com/items/311906-how-to-make-a-liquid-latex-mold)

Mermaid Sirena
10-23-2012, 10:42 PM
Koral that design is fantastic! I love your drawing style & your vision! I hope you design more tails & post for us to see :)

10-23-2012, 11:51 PM
Thank you Sirena! I've been thinking of a couple ideas. One; a white background public use version of my base for others to print and color over or take into a computer program to color over. Two; release weekly designs of mermaid tails from all sorts of fish for all mermaids to use as design bases for those wanting a fish-inspired tail. I would also open commentary as to what kind of fish people would like to see next. Just a couple ideas I have been pondering. But I need to settle in to my apartment first - almost moved in fully!

Mermaid Sirena
10-24-2012, 11:44 AM
Oh lord moving is a big deal & think both of those idea's sound wonderful. You could start your own thread and have the base be in the first post :)

10-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Sounds like a plan then. :)