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Hot Crustatcean Band...of Pirates by GarthFT Hot Crustatcean Band...of Pirates by GarthFT
The latest in my line of twisted faerie tales. This time we delve into that classic maritime tale of love across different worlds and bad bargains. This time round, our head-strong merwoman seems to have gathered together a hot crustacean band of cutthroats and sunk her prince's ship. Not satisfied with dubious contracts, she's bringing her prince (and all his gold) down to her.

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I love the overlying concept of switching up the fairy tale without letting in the original European influences, and the title just makes the drawing. The use of color is very nice--I almost wish there were a few places of more intense color on the crabs--nothing super serious, and it's not aboslutely necessary, it's just a preference of mine.

The handling of the mermaid's fins is superb, they read really subtle and delicate without getting lost in the action of the scene. I also love that the skin's been treated with greens and blues--it really makes her read as an aquatic creature and not a hybridized being.

I wish the treasure in the chest was a little more disturbed, since the ship is sinking and canting to the right, but again: minor concern.

All in all, this drawing is gorgeous and a must :+fav:!
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Hinata-Wolf77 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago   General Artist
Beautiful love the colors and the drawing style. What programs do u use?
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
:D :lol:
Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
ok someone get disney on the phone and have them let you redesign this classic!!
sandcastler Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Love the extra fishy look to the mermaid with the extra fins and gills in her neck...she'd look great with webbed hands, too!
Neilhawk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013

I thought the lyric was "part of your world", not "part

of my world". oh well, very cute concept and nicely done.

Princey isn't happy.

unicornomics Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   General Artist
I love the detail and the concept
Stuartra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
This is truly Awesome
princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
heh never thought of seeing ariel a pirate XDDD hahah
sollienevina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I remember you now! You were at MTAC! I just want to say I absolutely love this picture and will be saving up to buy this one and the Peter Pan one.
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