Mermaid Anatomy by kamokid

Mermaid Anatomy

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Added: Mar 28, 2004
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Artwork Description

We have all seen artwork of mermaids. With this piece, I decided that I would like to discover how the body works of a mermaid. What is the true structure under the skin. Here is one thought of how I think it could be.

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This design totally ignores the biology of aquatic fish and mammalian species.

kamokid's picture

I think that the fused bones; well, it isn't actually fused, but there is cartilage and tendons which allow the femur bones to move the "tail".

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Hi there, my name is Rebecca =) And I am a member of an art group called Mermafied.

I admire the work you've put into this piece - it is admirable. Though myself and a few friends wonder about the anatomy of your mer here. This is just my opinion, but I think for the mer to be properly functional, that the tail skeleton should have been based far more on the dolphin as apposed to the human... (you said in a comment you were looking at dolphin anatomy?). The way you have it, it seems to me as if you have fused the leg bones of the human

kamokid's picture

I went through several ideas with the tail. I looked primarily at dolphin's antomy (which was very difficult to find). I had to figure out a way in which I could be somewhat consistent with previous versions of mermaids and what they can do (eg. bend at the knee, sit down, etc.)

shoomlah's picture

Though I'm not one for the jointed tail in mermaid design, this is an awesomely ambitious project.

kamokid's picture

It took me about 16 wks to do this whole sculpture. This includes figuring out the anatomy.

arikla's picture

What a creative concept, neat!

Art at its best.