A 60 page illustrated novel and adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid coming to *Kickstarter June 2019. This is a personal project where I’m bringing to life with 11 black and white illustrations created with chalk pastel and 5 spot illustrations done in graphite.
It all Begins With…
Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid.
After saving a prince from drowning, a mermaid princess embraces a life of extreme self-sacrifice to win his love and gain an immortal soul.
Our littlest mermaid desperately wants the love of a human prince, so she may share his immortal soul and live eternally. For mermaids only live 300 years and then die by return to the ocean as sea foam. Here, she is in the deep depths of the ocean. Her bioluminescent hair floats idly around her shoulders as she ponders what it is like to live up above with the fish that fly in the air. Do the humans also dance up above? Do they sing?
I want to share my love of all things dark and romantic. The Little Mermaid seemed to combine all the things I’m naturally eager to draw. It has been an enjoyable and challenging journey thus far and I can’t wait to share the finished book with you very very soon. Sign up for the Newsletter so you don’t miss the Kickstarter’s launch on June 1st. 2019.
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