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The Song of Lorelei by KristinaGehrmann The Song of Lorelei by KristinaGehrmann
Lorelei/Loreley/Loreli, a figure from German mythology. She's a siren from the Rhine river and her singing causes havoc and shipwrecks.

I've already painted a mermaid with a sinking ship in 2011, but thought that I should be able to do better. And indeed, I like this new version more :)

My gallery will never be kitsch-free...

Face referenced from a 1917 ad from "All American Ads" published by Taschen. Ship referenced from "Old Fashioned Nautical Illustrations" by Dover Publications.
Painted in Photoshop, using a Wacom tablet, as always.

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Not-Think Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really gorgeous illustration. I love how you've taken the much more traditional sense of beauty- she looks alive instead of an overly photo shoped pop star.
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GUDRUN355 Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely work! :)
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:iconbloodharvest21:
My girlfriend's name is Lorelei... i'm afraid D,:
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Ikonion Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Eine tolle Umsetzung des Sagenstoffes! Das Licht und die Farben allgemein sehen toll aus.
So lebendig und natürlich hab ich noch keine Loreley gesehn. Sie strahlt neben ihren sexuellen Reizen richtiggehend Überlegenheit und eien gehörige Portion an Witz aus.
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Gooey-Goobert Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in this is stunning. And I love the addition of the broken down ship.
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:iconegil21:
Prescribed here [link] :heart:


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juliet981 Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
well done... Ive seen mermaid cartoon when i was a small kid.I liked it very much.
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:iconlhianne:
this is such a wonderful work :heart:
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:iconrobynnx:
i'd love to be a mermaid.
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