Creative Mermaid Art


Artist – Elian Black’Mor – the Mermaid of Saigon

As soon as an idea inspires myriads of people, thousands of aspiring artists throw their hand at it until the very idea becomes trite or overdone.  Mermaids are like that.  A quick google search for mermaid images offers hundreds of unpolished attempts to capture the beauty and allure of these mythical creatures – but rarely do they truly inspire.  It takes a truly visionary artist to take that stale idea and put a truly inspirational spin upon it.  Sadly, I don’t know who that artist is but I love the approach: fins similar to jellyfish surrounding the upper body, similarly delicate fins all over, and random tendrils that are common to jellyfish and similar species.  Add to that some great lighting behind the translucent “fins,” an interesting pose, and a limited palette and you have a great piece of art worthy of admiration.  Huzzah to the unknown artist.

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4 Responses

  1. Auralee says:

    Yeah. The picture is very well done and interesting with awesome new twists. My little boy says: “Cool!”

  2. Danka. Glad you enjoyed it. Your boy has good taste!

  3. Auralee says:

    Thanks. I think so too 🙂

  4. Hello 🙂 The artist of this mermaid is Elian Black’Mor ! The name of this picture is “The mermaid of Saïgon”. Please can you credit his name ? It would be great and respectful for him.
    He made several books and sell his art. The shop name is “Arsenic et Boule de Gomme” is you want to see.
    He’s one of my favorite author. He and his wife (Carine-M) are so talented and sweet!
    All of their art inspire me a lot. Don’t hesitate to check it !

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