Monday, July 9, 2012

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Veronica Örfelth who donated 400 SEK to my project via FundedByMe
She has always wanted to see her mermaid on the web, so here it is <3

Do like her!

Mermaid and Wolf exchange for Chattanooga!

One day, I found this sign on the Internet! It said that it wanted strangers to draw wolves, very much alike my own concept! So I sent him/her a wolf. looking like this:

Like this! He/she was very pleased with it too!

This is what the letter, mermaid and even STICKERS looked like! And he/she also told some friends to draw for me, so this is awesome!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Almost 300!

I almost have 30o mermaids!
This doodle is for you, dear merfans!!

Funded by me!!

I have 6 backers and 1650 SEK so far! This can happen! I need all the help I can get :D 

And remember, no money disappears from your account until and IF the project suceeds.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FundedByMe - help! :D

FundedByMe has accepted my project so now it is yours for the taking! Spread the news, contribute, help in any way you can! <3 This can become real!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The collector of artists is an artist herself

I am Linda and I came up with the idea of the mermaid book, this is my darling project. But I'm not just collecting mermaids... I draw a lot of them by myself and I always have. Now, my art has a blog of it's own, so feel free to check it out!

I made a new friend

A new friend I met the other day, Sophy, got really excited about the idea of drawing a mermaid so I received this lovely beauty from her! I can't thank you enough from drawing this, from spreading the message of the mermaid book to you friends and to tip me about kickstarter that might help this project on it's feet. Thanks for meeting you!

This is from her blog about the mermaid book:

"Mermaid and ten thousand thank you’s.

Recently, I blogged about The Mermaid Book that a new friend of mine is working on. I’m really excited about this project and was really happy to be asked to participate. So today I’ve spent the afternoon working on my version of a mermaid. I knew right away that I didn’t wanted to do draw a “classic” mermaid. I wanted to make her to be a bit more like something out of a horror movie.  I first thought of Ursula from the little mermaid, and how it’s so unfortunate that Disney always makes their evil characters ugly. Why is that?
Anyways, I started to draw, and this came out of the tip of my pencil. Sometimes it feels like my drawings have a life of their own, and this was one of them. She doesn’t have a name yet, but I really like her. I imagine her luring young sailors into the water and then drags them down with her many tentacles.
I’m really glad that I finished this today, as this drawing is one of the pieces that I’ve been most proud of recently. I wanted to make something special for you guys in order to thank you so much for visiting my blog and encouraging me to continue to work. Yesterday, I passed ten thousand visitors on this blog, and I’m speechless. When i started blogging 3,5 months ago I had no idea that it turn out like this. I’m truly grateful for all your kind comments and your support. I really really love each and everyone of you (Especially Le Clown).
Mermaid. Markers and ink."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

News update!

TODAY! I recieved an e-mail from BUD GRACE HIMSELF, giving his consent to publish his mermaid! Frickin' amazing considering how much time I spent on finding him! I sent an e-mail to an agency and suddenly Bud POPS into my e-mail account!
" _____ sent me your email. I have no objection to your using my drawing. May I see it?
Bud Grace"
The awesome Tony DiTerlizzi (Spiderwick) can unfortunately not draw a mermaid for the project but he sent me these lovely words wishing me good luck:

"Hi Linda,
Thank you for taking the time to write to me; it means a lot to know that you are a fan of my work. Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in your Mermaid Project due to other commitments I have at this time. Since the release of A Hero for WondLa is drawing near, I do not have much time for any new projects. Though I think your idea is a great one, all I can offer is the best of luck to you in your publication!
Never abandon imagination!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ritjuntan! 3/4-12


Igår var jag på På Besök i Malmö för att Ritjuntan hade ett tema alldeles tillägnat sjöjungfruboken! 7 Härliga sjöjungfrur kom till i massor av olika stilar! Till och med min pojkvän, som klagar över att han inte kan rita, satt och scribblade sjöjungfrur på sin ipad. Det var himla trevligt, jag tackar för en trevlig kväll med god mat och fina teckningar!

Jacob och Nils ritar
Jacob, Johan, Frida, Nils, Clara och Marie!

Ritjunta ikväll!

Här har ni skörden!

Marie Bergman ritar en sjöjungfru som flyr med ballonger

Nils Sandströms coola stil!

Nils Lind och hans teori om att sjöjungfrur är parasiter

Clara Lundgrens söta trassliga sjöjungfru

Jacob Linds sjöman har fallit ur sin rullstol!
Johans havsman ser ut att ha något i görningen!

Frida Ulvegrens havsman är blodtörstig!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Robert Lillhonga

Jag var studentambassadör på Ungdomsmässan i Landskrona igår, dels så föreläste Björn Ranelid där, men han har ju redan ritat! Sedan dök Robert Lillhonga upp på scen för att bli intervjuad, mannen bakom filmen "Hata Göteborg". Han är nu den andra filmmakaren som ritat sjöjungfru, i sällskap med Jonas Embring. Såhär ser hans roliga krumelur till sjöjungfru ut (och det enda jag hade i närheten att rita på var ett HKR-vykort! Men jag får publicera det i boken i detta skick).

Klipp från "Hata Göteborg":

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sjöjungfruboken besöker Ritjuntan!

Sjöjungfruboken är bjuden till Ritjuntan för att samlas i denna mysiga pub i Malmö, "På Besök", ta en öl och rita en sjöjungfru! Detta sker den 3 mars. Inbjudan och mer info finns här.

Titta! Jag har fått en egen tagg! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Filip and Fredrik

Today, at HKR, Filip and Fredrik showed us parts of their upcoming show for us to comment on. It was great and they also drew a mermaid! :D
Filip & Fredrik mermaid!