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Lonely Mermaid by littlecrow Lonely Mermaid by littlecrow
I always imagine a mermaid as being one of the most lonely mythical creature there is...

Traditionally mermaids are seen as dangerous creatures: they are said to lure sailors from their boats so that they can drown them. But what would a mermaid want with a dead sailor? Imagine living at the bottom of the sea - how quiet and dark it would be. So the mermaid gets lonely and decides to swim up to the surface. She sees a beautiful sailor aboard his ship, wants him for her lover, and with her charm convinces him to jump into the water. But in her desperation and denial she doesn't fully understand that he can't live with her, and he quickly drowns, and she's left with a dead body to cuddle, which might be alright for the moment, but once she goes back home she'll be lonely again...

Anyways. Those are my thoughts. I appologize for the poor scan quality: this wouldn't fit on my scanner and I had to put it together in four pieces. Rotating = smudgy pic. Sorry. So, you'd better appreciate it! ^__^ Done with technical pen.... I'm considering coloring it, but I kind of like it with just the lines.....
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ilfie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!! Love the hair and faces! Very stylized...
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:fish: Your lovely art has been featured: [link] :fish:
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ryotsuru--daosu- Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
That is really sad, but wonderfully done. Very wistful.
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eloelo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
very interesting. i like it.

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HappyThawts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Student
Hey wasn't I going to buy this from you? What ever happened with that? So sweet, you KNOW I love this one.
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littlecrow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006   General Artist
WERE you going to buy this from me??? Crap. I have no idea what I've done with it. T_T


But thanks for the comment.
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Hua-Chi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
very nice pic and that does seem so sad actually...
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toadsmoothy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
disturbing thoughts but fantastic drawing! i really love this style! and i love the subject matter too! you should do more! perhaps the mermaid is an Otherworldly figure who meets unfortunate drowned sailors and guides them to Her beautiful home at the bottom of the sea! :) some Celtic legends place the shining Otherworld at the bottom of the sea, or of deep pools. from hense fairy maids would ascend to fall in love with human men bestowing on those lucky men all manner of otherworldly benefits. :D
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fates-sieve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
awesome hair, really love your style for the faces
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