New Tribute Art: The Little Mermaid and her New Legs

This illustration is inspired by the famous story written by the great Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid. I’m sure most people are familiar with the plot: a young mermaid princess falls in love with a human prince and she decides to win his love, no matter what it costs her. My drawing depicts the moment when she awakens and realizes that the magic potion (which she had drunk the night before) has successfully transformed her mermaid tail into human legs.

I’ve taken a couple of liberties with the little mermaid’s appearance; I don’t think Mr Andersen imagined the little mermaid with blue-green hair, but I think it gives her a lovely exotic appearance. And in any case, I personally love hair that colour.😋

New Tribute Art: Dejah Thoris

Time for another piece of tribute art. This one is of the very lovely (and very naked) Dejah Thoris, the titular heroine from A Princess of Mars.

A Princess of Mars was one of several stories written a century ago by Edgar Rice Burroughs about the adventures of John Carter, an earthman on the red planet. Dejah is Carter’s love interest and is a perennial favourite amongst pin-up artists. I myself have been dying to draw her ever since I first read A Princess of Mars, a few years ago.😁