So my new series is depicting various fairytales, legends, and Myths ranging from Thumbelina to Sleeping Beauty to Herclues the way they are written originally. I will use the character versions which have been made famous by Disney and eg. Bluth, but put the characters in the situtations described in their fairytales. I will also try to stay more true to how people would dress during the time the fairytale took place.
The Little Mermaid by HC Andersen 1837
In the original tale the little mermaid turns to sea foam, and later a spirit of the air, at the end of the story, because she doesn't kill the prince, which she must to become a mermaid again. It's either become mermaid or sea foam.
I changed her dress so it would be slightly more historically accurate and her hair is inspired my The Little Mermaid Statue in Denmark.
In the story this scene takes place during dawn, and the little mermaid throws herself from the ship, instead of slowly dissolving. I also made the little mermaid a little older in this picture than in the fairytale, where she is 15.
For more true tales:
Sleeping Beauty: [link]