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Little Mermaid - The Price of being Human

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I will prepare a draught for you, with which you must swim to land tomorrow before sunrise, and sit down on the shore and drink it. Your tail will then disappear, and shrink up into what mankind calls legs, and you will feel great pain, as if a sword were passing through you.” 
- Excerpt from the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

Done in watercolor on 8 x 5" in paper. 

This was probably the hardest one, what with the carefully leaving the whites and the tentacles.
A part of a watercolour illustration series of Little Mermaid I was doing. ...I should continue it when I get the time...I have a lot of them sketched out but just haven't found the time to keep painting.
I completely forgot I had a bunch of watercolours I didn't upload onto dA, so I'll be slowly uploading them :)

My other mermaid drawings: 
Little Mermaid - Waiting for her Prince by Qinni Hello there... by Qinni A Mermaid's Wish by Qinni
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Shellquake's avatar
Dealing with the sea devil.
valleyofthemist's avatar

me too : ( we got this!

RLFisher's avatar
FantasyRebirth96's avatar
Yes yes this is quite nice looking overall~ A nice clean art style you and you alone have^^
Nekomi89's avatar
O my gosh!La la la la This ilustration is so great! Wonderful job!  Clap Absolutley amazing!Love 
moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
I remember someone on YT saying that the potion didn't give the little mermaid legs, it just violently split her tail in half. The prince then asks her to dance with her bleeding tail halves, and when she dies, she doesn't go to heaven, she has to spend 100 years making children happy before she can. For each tear that is shed, a year is added.
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Lia-ambor's avatar
lovely bright watercolors. What's the brand of your watercolors? Excellent work.
SophiaDahlen's avatar
Wait did in the original version did she just lose her voice drinking the potion or did she cut her tongue off?...cool art btw
PokeCoke123's avatar
I love this one, it remains me of the Brother Grimm illustrations. 
Shellquake's avatar
What's the price of not being human?
ElveinAC's avatar
This illustration of the little mermaid is one of the most beautiful I've seen!!!It reminds me so much of the old folklores I was reading when I was younger!!!Awesome work!!!!!
LavenderSunday's avatar
This reminds me of an illustration from a version of The Little Mermaid I read when I was a kid^^ it was my absolute favorite. Love this!
mokurenawakened's avatar
I am also inspired by The Little Mermaid story, you have done an amazing job bringing it to life~!!
RebeccaTripp's avatar
This art is simply incredible!
DeathAnna's avatar
Such a brilliant representation of The Little Mermaid. This piece is just gorgeous!! 
TheOtakuPerson's avatar
O o O
Oh my goodness....
This is absolutely stunning.
You are an incredible artist :)
KiihNascimento's avatar
this is perfect ! remainds me a book that i read when i was a child with almost the same image ♥
loved it ♥
MagicFantasyAlters's avatar
Nice re-imagining and beautiful gallery
Diakoart's avatar
Is it with water colour or acrlic ???
Wow, this is amazing. I felt like I was looking at the art of a classic children's book.
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That's what I was thinking!
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