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Do you think mermaids drawings are fetishes? 

59%
176 deviants said no
30%
89 deviants said I'm not sure
10%
31 deviants said yes

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:icongym65:
gym65 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
even if they are

whats wrong with that?
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:iconghiraham-sandwich:
Ghiraham-Sandwich Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i think mermaids are very pretty and fun to draw, if it's not a fetish to you personally and you enjoy drawing them for a non-sexual reason then there is no need to worry! you could always add a disclaimer on your drawings that your art isn't a fetish! 
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:iconkallytoonsstudios:
KallyToonsStudios Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Not really. It depends on the person.
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:iconpunisher2006:
Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist
It's not for me, with or without the coverings.

I mean everything can be considered a fetish, even our favourite characters or stuff we like.

But that's up to a person by person basis. Really, that's that. Anyone who says different, I wouldn't hold much on their words. Just your own judgement and feelings. They won't steer you wrong.
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Shadowrave1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
I mean really absolutely anything can be considered a fetish, depending on the person and context of it. But for me it isn't. 
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JEChrys Featured By Owner May 27, 2017   Digital Artist
The surge of mermaids is because of Mermay, a drawing fad where you draw a mermaid for every day in May.
But considering this is the internet, it's not hard for that to titillate horny randos and turn it into a fetish for sure.
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:icongemstrike:
Gemstrike Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Do you think gijinkas are fetishes?
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:iconninpeachlover:
ninpeachlover Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no
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:iconkawaiiprincess64:
KawaiiPrincess64 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
With Sea-Shells, no
Without Sea-Shells, yes
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:icontotallydeviantlisa:
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably not.
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:icontruerealsegasonicfan:
I don't think so honestly. At least it shouldn't be. If someone drawing the picture over-sexualize the character, and/or draw them without tops (when it's not part of the character design or personality of course), then I think that might be the case. But I don't think this should be considered a fetish under normal circumstances.
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MaxGomora1247 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Yes and No.
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:iconnatarisaru:
NatariSaru Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Not necessarily. However, there are some people that obsess over things to the point they might be. Honestly, the only time I'd ever consider mermaids a fetish is if they're really oversexualized and if said requester is super obsessed with them.   Mermaids, genies, and bellydancers aren't really fetishlike to be honest, it's just some of the people on DA that turn everything into fetishes. 
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RoseJewel21 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Well, to be honest, I don't necessarily consider this a fetish like many. It's depending on the way one draws them. However, there are fetishes, notably sexual ones, that I find more disgusting than pretty to me; in case an point, vore, diaper, choking, etc. UGH! These are bad fetishes that disgust me a lot.
To be honest, I consider that mermaids, fairies, genies, etc. are not necessarily a fetish, but it depends on the way you draw them.
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:iconwyvernsaurus:
Wyvernsaurus Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
I don't consider it a fetish, but if it is then it's better than most fetishes out there.
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:iconninpeachlover:
ninpeachlover Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agree
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:iconnyakka:
nyakka Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends on if the requester has a fetish for mermaids or not.
judging the person who requests you to draw him mermaid pictures, it's clear that he has at least some sort of fetish for mermaids, and i understand you might be uncomfortable with this. it's really only a fetish if you see it in that point of view. (however, i dont think it's that common...)
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FALCHI0N Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
I guess it could. But it really depends on how it is drawn? Topless would probably be kind of fetish-y. Or even turning characters that aren't mermaids originally could be as well. If it is a fetish, it's definitely not as extreme as some others I have seen. Which I won't bother to name, because I will not be fetish shaming anything.
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:icond-prototype:
D-Prototype Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really.  Only if the mermaids are drawn in a way that suggests fetish.
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:icontreystar679:
treystar679 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Student Artist
I think it would be a Fetish depending on how it's drawn.

A Topless Mermaid? Fetish
A Mermaid OC Ref? Not a Fetish
Fanart of Ariel from the Little Mermaid? Not a Fetish
The Mermaid Factory from Shantae? No- Well... I'm actually not sure about this one ^^;
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:iconcarrerax:
CarreraX Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Nonsense!
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:iconkatlime:
KatLime Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
In this world, I feel nearly anything can be considered a fetish.
With mermaids, I guess it could depend on how you draw them. Nude mermaids are more fetish-y than covered up ones (but that's just kinda obvious).

In all honesty, I hope that mermaids aren't fetish art... It would just damper my love of them.
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:iconninpeachlover:
ninpeachlover Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too
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:iconmegaphantaze:
MegaPhantaze Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lately saw a channel dedicated for any videos having Mermaids. Even the Finnish Eckerö line commercial is there
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:iconblockdasher91:
Blockdasher91 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
No Mermaids can be considered as a passion or interest. But I can understand your question.
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:iconninpeachlover:
ninpeachlover Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a group called smash-universe don't accept mermaid drawings because they are think is a fetish
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:iconblockdasher91:
Blockdasher91 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Did you felt unsure about mermaids after that?
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:iconninpeachlover:
ninpeachlover Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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:icondinobolt6:
Dinobolt6 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Don't let them get to you.  That's their opinion and while they have a right to it, it shouldn't affect you.  Please keep drawing mermaids and genies, I like them.

As you can guess, I don't think mermaids or genies or bellydancers count as a fetish.  If they're drawn naked, or oversexualized (huge butts or breasts) then they're a fetish but like most things it's not automatic.
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:iconninpeachlover:
ninpeachlover Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconblockdasher91:
Blockdasher91 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
I had the feeling so, when you stopped drawing, mermaids, genies and such. I can understand that and accepted that choice.
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