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Little Mermaid- Family by ArtemisandApollo Little Mermaid- Family by ArtemisandApollo
Based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.

In the story the little mermaid falls in love but her prince marries another woman, she dies. In grieving for the fate of their sister the five older mermaids all cut their long flowing hair to bargain with the sea witch to let the youngest mermaid live. The sisters give a knife to the girl saying either she will die or she can kill him and live her life with them.
In a last act of passion to an unrequited love, the little mermaid throws herself overboard as dawn is coming (the day after the prince's wedding which the witch said would be her last moments) and becomes one with the sea foam, as all mermaids do.

In a later version (edited by Anderson), instead of becoming sea foam she becomes "A Child of the Air". Either way it is a representative of death, but the latter seems more creative.


So in the picture I did the first row of the five older sisters how they looked when their sister left for land. The second row is the five sisters after they all cut their hair in a futile attempt to save their sister. And the third row is the little mermaid in the sea, and after she dies. I designed her as a "child of the air" because I like the uniqueness of the ending. (If you read the original fairy tale you would know towards the beginning she had a discussion with her grandmother about birds- and sine I depicted her as a child of the air I wanted to add birds to the scene as a refrenece to her grandmother)


Hope you like it, enjoy :)
Created using AzaleasDolls' Fantasy Girl [link]
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starcru Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
nice.i love this.
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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starcru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
youre welcome.
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tensai-dekopon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
After haircut, the hair-style of the sisters are same!Hahaha.
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Photographer
:) mmhmm, i figured if they were cutting their hair in mourning they would not be too preocupied with style lol
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tensai-dekopon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I understood to hear that. They might not have enough time if they were in a hurry to meet the little mermaid.
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Photographer
:)
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Fulvio84 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
nice
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Photographer
:) thanks so much!
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x-pink-tutu-x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I love the 'child of the air' one :D This is gorgeous- i love the original tale too... I studied it in drama lessons in year nine ironically and it was really interesting to see the differences between that and the now modernised disney version :)
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Photographer
XD definetly. I was also really surprised when I read the description for the original Sleeping Beauty o.O

Oh and we also need to figure out what you want done with the featured folder in your group. I think its a little weird having it empty, did you want to have it for admin only or art you (or all admin) personally select? Or have specific guidlines for the folder?
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x-pink-tutu-x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Yeahh I know, something needs to be done with it... it was just getting annoying that people were submitting there who just couldn't be bothered to find the right folder to be honest haha! :D

I don't mind how you want to use the folder- it's true it needs something in it, my mind is just a blank as to what?! Haha... well WritingAngelOfLove is full of creativity, so you could bring it up with the other Co-FOunders I guess?

Just wanted to say thank you for doing such a great job with the group- literally don't know where it'd be without your help and organisation.. especially with all the settings and showing new co-founders the ropes :D
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Photographer
No problem, I've had a lot of experience. And I just want to make sure you know that although I am really busy right now and cant actively intive new members or art, I am always behind the scenes and making sure things work right.

Ill bring it up right now.
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x-pink-tutu-x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Brilliant :D Oh of course I totally know that... you're just what the group needs.. someone who can check in occasionally and make sure things are running smoothly and bringing in good ideas constantly too :D
:D That's why I invited keen new co-founders they can handle bringing in art and members while you can cope with everything else that you have on your plate (i'm the same... it's insane when suddenly everything starts at once, and before you know it, it's the start of term!!) Thank you so much for doing that :D
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Photographer
No problem, and yeah its wful lol ;)
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ajhistoric2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I like the original fairy tale. I find it to be beautiful.
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ArtemisandApollo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Yeah, I was always irritated with the happy and perfect endings Disney had to do lol, as much as i love the movie ;)
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ajhistoric2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do like the Disney movie. :)
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