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Pincoya by Carlos-the-G Pincoya by Carlos-the-G
This is from an old legend from the island of Chiloe, in southern Chile.

The Pincoya is a female ghost who protects the fishermen of Chiloe. Should a fisherman drown, the Pincoya takes his soul to the "Caleuche", a large ghost ship, where he'll spend the rest of eternity partying with the souls of other drowned fishermen (No, really. That's how the legend goes).
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:iconfritzifaust:
FritziFaust Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Pretty.
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:iconladyfleep:
LadyFleep Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
It's pretty.
Are you doing a series of drawings based on legends?
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't planning on doing that but then I though "what the hell, why not?"
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
I love this anime style!! This is a beautiful image!!
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers!
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:icontheflyingdutchman84:
theflyingdutchman84 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Seems like every country has its Siren myth.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although she is not really a mermaid... but there are also some mermaid myths in there somewhere.
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theflyingdutchman84 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Actually I meant the whole 'alluring maiden' myth: In slavic countries you have the Rusalka or in Middle Europe the Glaistig. In Greece, it was the Siren or Mermaid, in Japan its the Yuki-Onna.

Thats just what I meant. Sorry for being overly pedantic :)
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Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, that answer was messed up, let me start this again.

She is not really a mermaid but they also have some mermaid myths involving her.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
A very interesting legend. Reminds me of Vikings and Walhalla.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Except they don't end up beating the crap out of each other.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Heh, it's all in good fun. :XD:
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mogmckean Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
i bet the ship has "Valhalla" as the name and all the guys there have full blond beards and horned helmets
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The ship's name is Caleuche.... But I would be surprised if they had a Viking theme night.
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:iconmogmckean:
mogmckean Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
son of a....
you even posted the name of the ship in the description...

chock another one up for redundant posts
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:iconcryis:
Cryis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I simply love it
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers!
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:iconwraithkate:
WraithKate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning... and sounds like a good place to end up too.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers!
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:iconmixykalako:
MixyKalaKO Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
gLOOM!!!!!!!
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but the in the gloom there's a PARTY!
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:iconmixykalako:
MixyKalaKO Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ooooyea!!!!
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:icontamarushka:
tamarushka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
A very original andark version from her, she is one of my favourites creatures from the south of chile
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahora quiero empesar acer legendas mapuches tan bien.
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:icontamarushka:
tamarushka Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
seria lindo :)
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:iconseibersaiban:
SeiberSaiban Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Stange every time I hear a legend about people drowning theres always some strange woman involved.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sailors and fishermen were very superstitious.
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
iv'e heard of such tails, other countries have difrent versions i think too. ^_
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, there are probably a few of them around.
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
^_
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halfdemon13092 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
XD
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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:iconkidvenom:
KidVenom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Lovely background.
I must say that isn't a bad way to spend eternity.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, not a bad way at all!!
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:iconchee2424:
chee2424 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
this beatiful and sexy along with dark and poetic.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, according to legend she was a hottie.
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:iconchee2424:
chee2424 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
lowroad thanks for the history lesson.
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:iconrgevil:
RGEvil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
awesome
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CHeers!
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:iconx-pulse-x:
x-Pulse-x Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Nice , Great to see you changing up a little bit.
Love your work!
hmm bigger boobs :)
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I took my time doing this one...
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:iconbanana-mana:
Banana-Mana Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Simply amazing, and a great legend :D
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a nice legend indeed. I'll start looking into more Chilean legends for inspirations since they have some good ones.
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Banana-Mana Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
That would be awesome, it's always good to look up legends.
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amoursansdouleur Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
This is absolutely gorgeous: the dress, her hair, the delicious creepiness -everything.
I don't know if this was on purpose, but the collar-bone seems a bit low (didn't notice until I started looking over the whole thing). Otherwise, everything is perfect.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I stuffed up the collarbone since it was added as an afterthought.
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amoursansdouleur Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Collarbones are tricky things any way it's done. At least it still looks nice.
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
A simple and lovely rendition of a legend portrayed within your style of anime art. What you've done here is striking and in some ways rather cute. Perhaps what is most striking in this piece is your excellent use of colour of the foreground and back. The clean, light touch of hues have been chosen well and really allow there to be a sense of comfort in the appearance of the work. It gives the work a comfortable approach without feeling too over the top or too sharp. The addition of lesser detail and simple idea of gentle shading amps of the art well and the use of this upon the ways and hair is an excellent example of its use.
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:iconcarlos-the-g:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers!
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:iconshimmyshammy:
shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Welcome.
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