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The mermaids by TheFunnyBunny The mermaids by TheFunnyBunny
This piece was finished about a year back. The mermaids are watching the Battle of Copenhagen (Slaget på Reden) of 1801. The fight was about the question of Denmark's neutrality during the Napoleon war. Intimidated by the Danish-Norwegian seapower, the British engaged with the Danes on April 2. The British were the victors (barely) =)

After a few timid tryouts with Copic markers, this was my first 'big' illustration with them. I was absolutely addicted, and still am.
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jacij Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017   General Artist
Oh wow this is fantastic
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the scenery here is really impressive. I feel like the composition on the bottom half with the mermaids and nearby seagulls could be it's own picture, as well as the top half with the fleet of boats taking fire. Very well done :nod:
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Thank you very much! I'm quite happy about the composition as well!
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Emka1110 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Wow! This is perfect! You're very talented :)
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:iconthefunnybunny:
TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
I'm glad you like it! Maybe... I put a lot of work into it! :)
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Emka1110 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
It shows! Keep up the good work :)
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Ukiyox3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Impressive work :3
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:iconthefunnybunny:
TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Thank you very much :)
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:iconukiyox3:
Ukiyox3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
You're welcome :meow:
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Comments4You Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Oh my God, that is so very amazing! I like how you have included history as well as fantasy in this. It creates such a moving scene ^^
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:iconthefunnybunny:
TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Thank you! It's two worlds that I love visiting :)
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Comments4You Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
:)
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Nocluse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Very impressive. How long did this take you?
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:iconthefunnybunny:
TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Thank you :) I have a vauge idea that it took about 20 hours or so, since I work on and off. I rarely have a sitting more than a few hours. :)
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's incredible and amazing and historical! SO awesome! :D
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Thank you! A historic defeat as well, for the Danes... It's not like we were really bitter about it or anything :P
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Shalialove Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
virkelig smukt lavet :heart: :)
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Tusind tak!
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Shalialove Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
var så lidt :)
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elleboe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wauw. Det er et virkeligt flot billede!
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Tak! :)
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Jonliland Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Like the danish flag :)
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:iconthefunnybunny:
TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Heh! I was very intentional on making an equal number of the ships be up in flames per nationality. It's my quiet protest :P
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Pokermind Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
The battle where Admiral Lord Nelson put his telescope to hiseblind eye and didenot read theeorder to retreat?
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:iconthefunnybunny:
TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
So the story goes, yes.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
I'd worry about a stray ball if I were one of the sea-folk, but in a way it does make sense to watch the battle on the surface where you could SEE what was happening and how much of a threat it would pose... and, I suppose, if you were kindly, to help those in the water.  Very good depth of composition, nice sense of a naval melee, your havefruen are marvelous... a Favorite!
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Thank you! I'm happy that the lineup of the ships seem plausible :) That was a very troublesome part of the planning!

There was one battle by the bay of Copenhagen, that the people of the city actually picnicked for. They just went out, whole families to see it with lunch and tea. It might be this one, but I'm not sure...
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
As it was a surprise attack, perhaps they didn't know it was on during this one?
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Well, the battle went on for hours, and it was quite close to the shore. So it is entirely possible to get a good look of the bay from the harbor area. It was a favorite for recreational trips for the bourgeoisie.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Captain Bligh (yes, THAT Captain Bligh) was a participant in the battle...hmm, what might he have thought if he ever did see a mermaid?
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
I think he would be quite flustered :)
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nixequeen45 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Must be quite the show, for them.
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Well, I hope I drew the battle scene well worth the watch :)
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nixequeen45 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That you did!
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NorthSeaTiger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool.  I like it :)
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Glad you do :)
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TheSecondDumihiroTi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just awesome :D
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TheFunnyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Thanks! :D
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