Saturday, 5 November 2011

Melusine

My newest drawing is inspired by shape shifting figures in mythology and folklore.

Melusine; a spirit of the ocean, half woman and half fish. She is imprisoned by her metamorphosis and may only transform back into her human form when the moon is full. Her facial features are based on a photograph of my darling friend Vada. However, I'm not sure that it truly captures her beauty.

This is the first of many in a series of shapeshifter portraits. I will be creating owl, raven, deer, fox, wolf, panther and swan.

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8 comments:

B said...

Oh, this is beautiful, and intriguing - the look on her face is rather pensive. You are ever so talented. I look forward to seeing the rest in the series.

Natalee May said...

Thank you so much, dear.
The pensive look was accidental but it makes her somewhat mysterious I think ♥
You have a talent with words, truly. X

Vivienne Moss said...

Very beautiful and enchanting. I am looking foward to seeing the rest of the Shape-shifter drawings.

Jae Fae in Avalon said...

She is beautiful and mysterious, and I love all the details

Nilhuanwen said...

Love the little details - the sea horse, the shells and starfish. Beautiful work!

Robin said...

Love this

Anonymous said...

if you did this in color as well, i would be interested in buying a print! just a thought :)

Catharina said...

wow... im stunned. that is just gorgeous!