Merrow by fenris


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Added: Apr 06, 2003
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Legend has it that the merrow is the male analogue to a mermaid. In general he is presented as a monster with the head of a predatory fish and looks very deterrent. Therefore I had the idea of altering that image, just leaving little hints to the original form like a battlesome dorsal spine or a crown of horns. So it´s a rather nice merman, don´t you think?

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I know this is an old drawing, but I think you should at least credit artist Alan Lee for using his artwork as a base for your art.
The artwork I speak of is here: from the 25th Anniversary Edition FAERIES book, copyright 2002.

Guest's picture

This is gorgeous...I love your interpretation of a merman!Really wonderful imagery and enhanced by your skillful and charming pencil work.(persephone)

ama's picture

He's very beautiful & fascinating !!!

erikathorpe's picture

Beautiful, beautiful work!

vgriffin's picture

he's really wonderful!! Smile

vera-lucia's picture

Great work. I love mermen!

fenris's picture

Dankeschön, Fraggle-chan! ^_^ Das Kompliment kann ich nur zurückgeben und bei so vielen netten Leuten hier wird es mir sicher viel Spaß machen.

fraggle's picture

dankeee für dein comment! *gefreuthab* biste jetzt auch hier? ^.^ ich sag dir auch nochma dass ich dein bild hier klasse finde, diese farben sind traumhaft! und diese ganzen details *schmacht* ^^ also, viel spass hier noch und: willkommen *g* *knuddlz*

fenris's picture

Did I really? Great! I´m very happy about your comment as this watery feeling was my main concern in this picture. Thank you very much for that commendation! ^_^

fenris's picture

Hello, Marley, thanks very much for your kind comment! ^_^ I´m glad you like that picture although it´s not your really preferred profession (hope you understand my poor English *drop*).
Yes, I admit I´m a tonal value fan and sometimes even exaggerate with coatings (yes there exist pics of mine with a couple of layers, even with coloured pencil).

fenris's picture

Hello, James! Thank you very much for your friendly comment concerning my picture (oh, and kindly excuse my poor English, it´s some time ago I used English terms ^_^)
I really am a Norse Mythology Fan and "Fenris" is my "stage name" I sign all pictures drawn by my hand with.

lunarpixie's picture

Beautiful work Fenris! You've really captured that floaty underwater feel.

thrax-1's picture

oow,i thought i left a comment 1/2 an hour ago ;(.sometimes messages don't post.anyways,i was impressed by the tonal values you have here.I am not a fan of this sort of character driven art.But i do like this art Smile

somerset's picture

Sorry! forgot to logue on, that was my comment below!

Guest's picture

Excellent image, Fenris! a lovely mythical look to this one, great hair on this guy! shading and colours are magic! the way is Fenris your real name? or do you happen to be a Norse mythology fan!

Art at its best.