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While watching Disney's Atlantis (severely underrated movie, IMHOP), I remembered just how much I love another white-haired beauty who lives under the sea. DC Comics' Dolphin!

I'm all about comic companies doing what they gotta to stay relevant, but I'm really bummed that DC gutted the Dolphin character--she had such charm.

Hand drawn with Faber Castell PITT brushpen, then colored-up the usual way in photoshop
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Dolphin is one of my all-time faves!!  You did a really nice job on her!  But, she's missing her characteristic webbing between her fingers & toes!!  A couple other cute 'webbed' babes are Marrina from Alpha Flight, Kymaera from New Warriors, & Fathom from Comico's Elementals. 
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome u do request?
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, but I'm crazy busy with the holidays. Hit me with your idea, and I'll see if my sketchbook cooperates.
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can u do this [link] :iconprimelaplz:
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MarkFanboy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still have her first comic appearance. The cover alone was worth the price!
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yah, that cover was awesome! Did you catch the Brian Bolland homage to it somewehere in the 1980s Animal Man run?
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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dolphin's hot! I like her clothes!:horny: She dresses like a hillbilly, or a girl who's just staying at home!:love:
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Dophin was always one of my faves--as you pointed out, those cutoff shorts were somethin' special...
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greysummer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Love the blues and her hair texture! And how does she get so tan being underwater all the time? Edgar Winter should be saying, "Damn, she's white". ;-)
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
She basks on various deserted islands. Topless. With monkeys...
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greysummer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Are the monkeys topless too?
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b-maze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
very cool man
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks B--I'm experimenting with some softer colors and simple color schemes. Trying to refine the process, as ever...
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daddiceguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I always liked Dolphin. I first saw her in the Showcase #100 which had every character that had appeared in Showcase in it.
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Y'know, that might be my first Dolphin sighting as well. Although the first Dolphin story I really remember was from an odd issue of Animal Man. Very cool.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Atlantis and I love pale-haired girls. :love:

So I love this piece on so many levels.

Awesome work, my friend. :)
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks man. I actually developed a pitch for a new Dolphin story to pitch to DC at San Diego, but a buddy of mine who's there said that editorial wasn't in the mood for obscure hero treatments. Sigh...
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Bummer!

But I LOVE obscure hero treatments!

Those guys missed out on a good bet! That's all I have to say! :(
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thawk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Student General Artist
I saw a panel of Aqualad being treated for a wound and Dolphin swam by. Aqualad says "Dolphin, girl of my wet dreams! Where you going?" I lol'ed pretty good at that for at least ten minutes.
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
I think that was one of the Peter David issues--when Mera went missing (or was dead or something), and Arthur and Dolphin had a thing.
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thawk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah I remember that now! Mera comes back right when Arthur was going to kiss Dolphin. Lol! What bad timing to come back to life!
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lordmagnusen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Writer
Forgotten Heroes FTW!!!! Can you do Animal Man now?
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Does you gotta request a dude? C'mon bro--y'know I loves da ladies...
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lordmagnusen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Writer
Yeah, I know. :P
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Tizrak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Agreed, she was such a cute character. They're all grim and dire now, which doesn't leave much room for cute ... which is a shame, I like some escapism in my escapism. :)
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yah, it all goes in cycles. I'm waiting for another wave of nostalgia to hit my favorite comics. Seems like everything's all bloody these days--Marvel and DC have been trying to see who can out-kill whom for a couple years now.
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Tizrak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Which is why my comic-buying is currently at a low. Ah well, they must have customers out there with opposite buying habits to make it worth their while to go the way they are now.

I just wish there was more variety rather than a dominant cycle. :)
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michiganj24 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Lovely pic now when you say gutted do you mean literally Jason with a hook style gutting or retconned her into being a tranny from Earth 3 gutting
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jerrycarr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Y'know, I meant the latter--but she may have suffered the former, for all I know.

From what I recall, after Aquaman left her to go back to Mera, she hooked-up Aqualad and had a child.

She may have gone crazy at some point and been a villain, but I might be confusing her with any of a number of super heroines from either company...
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michiganj24 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Dang maybe her stint with new kooky JL will help her then
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