tail: http: //linzee777.deviantart.com/art/Mermaid-Tail-Stock-VII-134244121
newspaper hat: http://cealy-stock.deviantart.com/art/newspaper-hat-20841326
the rest is by yours truly
So, I'm sitting here watching a documentary about the bloop aka "mermaid", when suddenly I got the urge to whip up another mermaid piece. Then I got reminded of Pirates of the Caribbean (on stranger tides). That was my first inspiration for creating a mermaid manip. I was also greatly influenced by the art of Grooveinjector (Christian Melfa):www.christianmelfa.com especially this piece he did:
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my jolly sailor bold
Upon one summer's morning, I carelessly did stray,
Down by the Walls of Wapping, where I met a sailor gay,
Conversing with a bouncing lass, who seem'd to be in pain,
Saying, William, when you go, I fear you will ne'er return again.
His hair it does in ringlets hang, his eyes as black as sloes,
May happiness attend him wherever he goes,
From Tower Hill, down to Blackwall, I will wander, weep and moan,
All for my jolly sailor bold, until he does return.
My father is a merchant—the truth I now will tell,
And in great London City in opulence doth dwell,
His fortune doth exceed ₤300,000 in gold,
And he frowns upon his daughter, 'cause she loves a sailor bold.
A fig for his riches, his merchandize, and gold,
True love is grafted in my heart; give me my sailor bold:
Should he return in poverty, from o'er the ocean far,
To my tender bosom, I'll fondly press my jolly tar.
My sailor is as smiling as the pleasant month of May,
And oft we have wandered through Ratcliffe Highway,
Where many a pretty blooming girl we happy did behold,
Reclining on the bosom of her jolly sailor bold.
Come all you pretty fair maids, whoever you may be
Who love a jolly sailor bold that ploughs the raging sea,
While up aloft, in storm or gale, from me his absence mourn,
And firmly pray, arrive the day, he home will safe return.
My name it is Maria, a merchant's daughter fair,
And I have left my parents and three thousand pounds a year,
My heart is pierced by Cupid, I disdain all glittering gold,
There is nothing can console me but my jolly sailor bold
arranged by John DeLuca, Dave Giuli and Matt Sullivan.