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! http://lindaartist.wordpress.com/
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).