Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Photographing a Mermaid

In a recent article at DIY Photography, photographer and artist Colin Smith presents a Photoshop Breakdown Tutorial for his mermaid project. The results are most excellent!

"This piece was a personal project. I enjoy personal projects because there is no rush or pressure. You can take your time. This is opposed to a commercial project where time and budget are critical, and you had better nail it the first time if you want to keep working with that client or agency."

From the photography and 3D modeling to the Photoshop work and final compositing, Colin takes us step by step through the process. Colin, thank you for sharing your work!


In this delightful cartoon found on Geek Fill, a marooned sailor doesn't quite see eye to eye with the mermaid that finds him. He eventually comes around, though.

The artist is Sarah Mensinga, and the cartoon is entitled, The mermaid. Perhaps an alternate title will come to mind when you see it. Appears that the author had the same idea.

Below the cartoon is a place to vote. I suggest a big thumbs up!

Mermaid Tail Glass Cup

Thirsty? Merfolk are always thirsty. No matter your preference, iced tea or something stronger, your beverage will taste better in this Mermaid Tail Glass Cup.

Be warned, however. The website is called This is Why I'm Broke, so you may want to have someone hide your wallet before you peek.

Merfolk Interview

It's about time I did another merfolk interview! Let me know if you might be interested in being interviewed for this blog. Here is what I am looking for:

- An active mermaid or merman at least 18 years old.
- Good grasp of written English. I can fix typos, but I can't rewrite the whole thing.
- Able to respond to a small set of questions within a few weeks.

For an idea of what an interview is like, visit the Blog Index link below and search for Mermaid and Merman followed by a name. If you are interested, contact me at the email address below. You may submit questions to the same address.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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