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Pregnant mermaid by BeautifullyRand0m Pregnant mermaid by BeautifullyRand0m
I hadn't drawn anything in 2+ weeks... o .e SO I sat down at my table and just scribbled this out for fun. Not the greatest...but rather than harp on how bad it is, I'll think about how awesome it could be. XD

But yah, pregnant mermaid. X3 <333 NO! I do NOT believe they lay eggs. Get your poop in a group people.
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LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
HOW IS THE SPERM SUPPOSED TO IMPREGNANT HER IF THERE'S NO ENTRANCE INTO HER WOMB??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!! DOES SHE OPEN UP HER FRONTAL SCALES?!?!?!??!?! THE SAME WAY SHE OPENS UP HER POSTERIOR SCALES TO PEE OR POOP?!?!?!?!!?!
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LavenderThistle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
I'd assume similar to how dolphins and other aquatic mammals handle sex and reproduction.
In the case of scales, they'd probably sit either side of any openings, not in front of.

beautifully Rand0m; I really like the picture.
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SnakeKing123S Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Can you make me a colored version for a story I'm writing?
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99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I've always wanted to know what a mermaid would look like if she was pregnant, and I think you made an excellent visualization for me XD stunning
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is fantastic! The detail on the hair and fins is amazing, this looks so beautiful. You really conveyed a lot of emotion with her face and arms, too. This is sweet. ^-^
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Awww, well thanks! It's nice to hear some great feedback. :)
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
You're very welcome! Really, there's a lot of stuff in this that turned out well. ^-^
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thank you. Most of it is stuff I did in High School years ago. I really need to get back into it.
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
You're welcome!

I'd love to see it! :D
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Cassie624 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Best scrible I've ever seen! :clap:
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Lol. Thanks!
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patiencerae1994 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this may be one of the most interesting (and coolest) pregnancy drawings I've seen! And I totally agree with the egg-laying bit. it's not very...pretty... to think about baby mermaids popping out of eggs...
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Awwww, thank you. :) I really appreciate it. I've never drawn a pregnancy...anything...until this. :) Thanks!
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GlamourGoth89 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
i like the jewel scales on her tail
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Thanks. :D
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Chaelim Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist
I agree with you on the egglaying bit, doesn't make sense.
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Thanks! Yah, it just seems so....ungraceful..?? Is that a word? lol
Thanks for the fav!!!!
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Chaelim Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist
It is a word and you are welcome. I mean mermaid tails go up and down when swimming, only aquatic mammals do that. ergo Mermaid is a mammal and gives birth to live Mermaidling-things...
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Sounds good enough to me!!
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Chaelim Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist
YAY!
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Milk-Kyandi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Beautiful even for a scribble =]
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Awe. Thank you. :)
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TrulyOutrageousJem Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
So pretty ^^
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Awe. Thank you. :) I really appreciate it!
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TrulyOutrageousJem Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
No problem :)
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Drew47AT Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've thought of that too. The question is, how will the infant be born and how will the mermaid get pregnant. Well here's how I believe is a possible idea. Now worms, as I learned in my Biology class from last year, reproduce via secreting mucus and sperm through the clitellum and absorbing through said clitellum. I'm thinking that the same might be applied to merfolk and while they mate, they would mate in a similar style as the Basilosaurus. Basilosaurus are from the BBC documentary "Walking with Beasts" if you haven't seen it yet.

As for giving birth, perhaps there is a flap of skin (scales) that covers the opening of the birth canal. Anyway, these are just my ideas. I respect your views on how it might happen anyway and I'd like to know what you think?
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Well, I've always applied the different reproductive possibilities based on the type of mermaid your thinking of. I've always like the idea of mermaids being more "human". Basing things off emotion. Love, jealousy, etc. Because of that, I believe that they would be created to enjoy their sexual experience the same way humans do. I've always thought them to have a birthing canal hidden in scales, and during the arousal, the necessary organs reveal themselves. It makes sense in my mind.

Now, if you're thinking of a mermaid that is more animalistic. More fish than human, then yes, I would say that they would reproduce through eggs and fertilization because they would have no need for that intimate contact and sexual experience.

I've not thought about so in depth before, but this has always been what I imagined.
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Drew47AT Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, what I was thinking mermaids are more mammalian than fish. The way I see mermaids is that, after they marry, and they should, they would get together after the ceremony, swim out to sea, join together, then as they swim, their tails form in the shape of a heart, a symbolism of love as they move back and forward. How they are more mammalian than fish to me? They have the reproductive organs of worms, they have internal gills inside the throat that transform the water into pure oxygen, and they have strong bonds between each other, especially their children. And they certainly have human qualities. Love, compassion, curiousity, caution, adventure. These are human characteristics. I have heard of the "Aquatic Ape" theory where a group of our ancestors decided to become at home in the water. I think it's a little too silly. I came up with the idea if our ancestors were mermaids and not primates. Not that I believe in evolution, but it would be an interesting concept.
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I agree, and I thoroughly enjoy your thoughts. :) Thanks for sharing.
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Drew47AT Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're very quite welcome indeed.
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
So, out of my own curiosity, what started your interest in mermaids?
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Drew47AT Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Unless you don't mind it, Ariel from "The Little Mermaid". Yeah, well. And I am a bit of a "Star Trek" fan and I like to see Ariel's quest for humanity not unlike James T. Kirk's five year exploration on the Starship Enterprise. Exploring new worlds, seeking out new civilizations, boldly going where no one has gone before. I am actually working on a story of how to bring the two together. And the best way to do is to use a form of conflict. I have watched the second half of "Jaws" and all of "Alien", a "Jaws in space", and I think with some form of time travel, it might work. I hope you enjoy my final project.
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Most interesting. I would never have pictured the two together. I am a die hard fan of the Little Mermaid, and quite a fan of Star Trek as well. :) I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she looks so beautiful!
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Awwwe! Thanks! :D
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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FOXTROTlore Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do mermaids get pregnant ? i dont understand
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Same way we do. At least, that's what I'd like to think. The idea of laying eggs is so..... animistic. I prefer the more human type mermaids. XD Other than that..use your imagination? O .o
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FOXTROTlore Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
after further review ive come to the conclusion the mermaids and mermen mate like any other fish in da sea! in which case all makes sense!
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BeautifullyRand0m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Whatever floats your boat. :)
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FOXTROTlore Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
works for me!
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