Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean and Those Mermaid Vampire Things

So I saw the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean and let me just say it certainly was on stranger tides. I enjoyed it as I enjoyed the second and third film, as pure swashbuckly goodness. It certainly afforded me a plethora of subject matter to choose for today's blog; Pirates (obviously), the Caribbean (granted), the fountain of youth (maybe later), zombies (ewww) and what was that other thing? Oh yes Mermaids, and if I'm honest I've been looking for an excuse to cover this topic since I started this dang blog so lets get rolling.

Syrena from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall, 2011).
Isn't she all sweet and innocent looking, just wait till you see the fangs (Pirates, Zombies and Vampire Mermaids oh my).

And here's a shot of Australia's own Gemma Ward seducing one of the random pirates on Blackbeard's crew, and may I just say she did an excellent job.

The concept art for Syrena.

And now I thinks it's time to divert from the film with Edmund Dulac's stunning illustration for The Little Mermaid.

And you can't mention The Little Mermaid without mentioning the Disney version and one of my all time favourites (Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989).

The Mermaid and the Dragon by Warwick Goble.
That Dragon looks a bit seedy.

Mermaids Rose From the Sea by Lisbeth Zwergwer.

The Mermaids Rock by Edward Hale, 1894.

 Mermaid by Pascal Blanché.
I love the fishyness of the face in this one, and the octopus hair.

Pearls for Kisses by Fred Appleyard.

The Little Mermaid's Sisters by Anne Anderson.
Oh so pretty.

From Peter Pan (P.J. Hogan, 2003).

 The Last Mermaid by Amy Sol.
Oh so soooo pretty.

From Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell 2005).

Mermaids with Sea Green Hair by Arthur Rackham.

More mermaid pictures can be found in the post 'Mermaids' and 'Three Extra Mermaid Pictures Just for You' and for all these beautiful pics in the same place plus even more check out my Mermaid Pinterest board.

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  1. Norman Lindsay (Australian artist) did some pretty cool pictures of mermaids... it was interesting because he didn't draw them with a female top and a fish bottom... they had thighs and then they went into two separate tails... I thought I was an interesting way to look at it. :)

  2. Have you thought about adding a picture of a realistic mermaid performer? :) You can use one of my pictures from my aquarium shows if you would like Sarah. find them on mermaidmelissa . com

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  4. I have always loved mermaids. Thank you for this.

  5. Beautiful pictures. Just goes to show how different we each "see" mermaids in our minds.

  6. Any fantasy fans should read "Kung Fu Fighting Vampire Mermaids" By Philip Woodrow Lewis available on Amazon Kindle

    1. Sounds like a good one, will definitely check it out.

  7. in more than HALF of these pictures the people are NAKED or PRETTY DAMN CLOSE!! GOD! i know you live underwater, but wear slme clothes for god's sake!!!!! >:P

    1. they live in water do fish wear clothes? ah no their not humans their mermaids maybe they would put idk shells or something on to cover but clothes? underwater? not a chance

    2. theyre just tits. geez grow up

  8. Philip Woodrow Lewis, My Mermaids are the new Vampires.



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