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: Die Sterntaler

Die Sterntaler (The Star Money) is a German fairy tale made famous by The Brothers Grimm and it tells the story of a poor but kind-hearted orphan girl named Amelia, who gives away all her possessions (including her clothing) to help others. The reward for her kindness are stars, which fall to the ground around her as gold coins.