June 25, 2008

Mermaids - a visual musing

Mermaids, sea maids — There is something alluring about them, isn't there? Yet, reading up on them reveals that they may not be completely benign, as myths go.

In my imagination, though, sea maids are wonderful creatures... Not only beautiful, but benevolent, ready to help out sailors and wayward pleasure boaters at a moment's notice. Friendly with all sea creatures, the colors of the deep are reflected in their irridescent scales, and their skin has a cool, transluscent tone.

Here is a peaceful mermaid, who has found beauty under the sea. I drew her on Bristol board with permanent markers.

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