D'Artagnan and the Mermaid by rebelakemi

D'Artagnan and the Mermaid

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Added: Sep 12, 2008
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I originally painted a study of the ocean shore by sunset. I used reference from several photos I downloaded from stock photography. I thought I'd spice it up by adding a knight and mermaid encounter. I prefer musketeers, so I added D'Artagnan instead. She's entreating him because in her world, mermaids are sterile and have to mate with mortals. So somewhere, the famous Dumas character has finned progeny!

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Le Wow.

Beautiful colors, pre-Raphaelite level of shading and calm composition, poses more questions than it answers, thus leaving room for wondering.

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Art at its best.