Saturday, June 14, 2008

2 Tailed Mermaids or Undines

2 Tailed Mermaids or Undines
Artwork by "Black UniGryphon"
Kandice Kathleen Zimbleman

2 Tails Undine Stretch Color by =BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

2 Tails Black Mermaid by =BlackUniGryphon on deviantART

I had so much fun playing with these colors! Especially creating a BLACK Mermaid/Undine. Usually Mermaids are depicted as fair skinned, and NOrthern European looking... but, actually in Greek Ancient Mythology, they depicted the Ocean goddess Calipso as being dark skinned... and in many films is played by a darker skinned woman sch as Vanessa Williams, and even recently the Pirates of the Carabean...

Surprizingly, I've seen other versions of Ocean goddesses being depicted as also having dark skin.

In Western Culture "white" is often seen as feminie" and "Black" or "dark" is seen as Masculine... but, in the Eastern Culture, it's the Dark or black side of the Yin-Yang whcih is called "Yin" that represent Female energies, and the White sides, called "Yang" which represents Male energies.

So, it's totally apropriate.

I would like to create more dark or Black Mermaids.

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