Description Mermaids are one of the most famous creatures of popular culture, and are depicted regularly in literature and film. This is likely due to the influence of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid (1836), which has been translated into many languages. Andersen's portrayal, immortalized with a famous bronze sculpture in Copenhagen harbour, has arguably become the standard and has influenced most modern Western depictions of mermaids since it was published. The story has been retold in other films and television programs, and regularly features in collections of fairytales. It has been adapted into various media, the most famous of which is the 1989 Disney movie of the same name.
George Grie, Toronto Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I use two main applications for the most of my images, 3ds max and Adobe Photoshop. 3ds max is the major tool for setting up any of the image scenes, where I import live forms from Poser and Daz studio, background skies or landscapes from Terragen and MojoWorld and extras from Zbrush and CreatureCreator. As long as I’m producing two-dimensional art Photoshop remains the most imperative production tool. All closing touches such as hue and saturation adjustments, removing small imperfections, or global color balance changes are done with CS Photoshop.
I prefer not to force my picture interpretation or push my philosophical opinion about it on viewers. I only hint them by image titles and a short description. Often, descriptions consist of encyclopedic quotes that have the same subject as the image title. I favor viewers being absolutely free to interpret or translate my artwork content the way that is close to them only. My views or even existence should not bother you. It is actually, entirely your job to build picture concepts based on your personal knowledge, sensitivity, preferences, and world perception. In the majority of my artworks, I try to merge real world images with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts. Many of my creations are similar to mental puzzles where viewers can take a trip from one point to the very end by analyzing symbolic objects laying around. Occasionally, images’ subject matter is unclear when the path is hidden under layers of mutually excepted items. Sometimes, a picture could appear almost abstract and meaningless but there is always something for you to discover.