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]