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Cambrian Mermaid by jasminetoad Cambrian Mermaid by jasminetoad
Cambrian Mermaid - feeding the inner paleontological nerd within me me, I had a lot of fun with this one. The Cambrian period (about 500 million years ago, give or take a few days) was one of the most exciting times in pre-history, and one of my favourites. I wrote a paper once about the Burgess Shale discovery (a rock formation that captured a lot of Cambrian-era invertebrate fossils) and have been fascinated with the bizarre creatures of the Cambrian period ever since. The animals found from them are very alien-looking - in many ways very unlike anything before or since. Opabinia has got to be one of the weirdest things that ever lived - five eyes and a clawed trunk nose? Along with Opabinia I've also painted various trilobites and other invertebrates from the time period. And once again, throwing geological science out the window for once (hey, it's FANTASY right?) I've included a rather curious little mermaid in there. And taken a bit of artistic liberty with the colours. Thank you for indulging my fancies! My own original acrylic painting. ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith - prints are available at [link] and [link]*
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LeoPoly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Hi! And I write the story of how the Cambrian mermaids were in our time! [link]
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the weird anomalocarids and your Opabinia colors. :w00t:
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
She must be a very /small/ mermaid, opabiniawa only one inch long :D
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
*was, sorry
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littlelovelysoul Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Xx So so beautifully done...excellent!! Geez...I love how she is peering from the water...so lovely and I adore those mystical creatures surrounding her...OMG!! NO words can express how much this is....LOVE IT :
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RaptorRexbot Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
So freaking awesome. I love love love this. Wow....If I had money I would buy...
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TheBrokenUnknownGirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is very unusual :D
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Lovely geekery!
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Jaxn777 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
awesomeness.
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Fanhir Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Argh... this work make me anxiety....
Eh eh.... But is so amazing! :D
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