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Iara - 2012 by FabioAlencar Iara - 2012 by FabioAlencar
Iara is a character from the brazilian folklore. She's a beautiful mermaid who lives in the Rio Amazonas.

She have a dark skin, a long black hair and brown eyes. Iara is usually in the rivers singing a irresistible melody. Thus, the men that see her can't resist his desires and they jump into the river. Indians believe so much in Iara's power that they don't pass near the rivers in dusk.

According to the legend, Iara was a warrior indian girl, the best of the tribe, and used to receive a lot of praises from her father, that was a Pajé.
Her brothers had a lot of envy and decided to kill her at night, when she was sleeping. Iara, who had good ears, killed them. Afraid of her father's reaction, she ran away. The Pagé chased and found her. As a punishment, he throwed her in the meeting of the Rio Negro and Solimões. Some fishes took the girl to the surface and turned her into a beautiful mermaid.

This is a remake from my old painting "Iara - Brazilian Folklore"
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Acentauric Dec 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really perfect!!!
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:iconsafira-ground:
i love your version of Iara, i am paraense, but I never was so interested in brazilian folclore untill now
Amei sua versão da Iara, eu sou paraense, mas nunca me interessei tanto por folclore brasileiro até agora
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:iconsandcastler:
Lovely tail!!  The shimmery look is great!  She'd look fantastic with webbed hands, too!!
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:iconmissip:
fantastic work tail looks so cool...not sure what you did, but it looks smooth and the fins are real looking
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:iconpassin:
She looks amazing in here. Nice work
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FabioAlencar Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconultimatede:
this is beautiful, great work!
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llinute Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my journal [link] :iconbeauroseplz:
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FabioAlencar Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thaanks!
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llinute Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome :)
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