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Laura Watson

"Egg begins to grow" by Laura Watson

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A mermaid patiently guards over her brood of eggs. A sudden beam of sunlight penetrates the darkness and to her delight she sees that one of the embryo's has began to grow. This was inspired by a visit to a sea aquarium that had dog fish eggs (mermaids purses) in a tank with a light shining on them and the tiny wriggling embryo's could be seen growing inside. (however my mum found the picture disgusting so im sorry if embryo's offend anyone!) My first attempt painting in gouache, not perfect but i liked the idea, and hope its a start to show how i progress.

18 Sep 2005:-) Russell Franklin
Hey, just thoughd i'd stop by and say this pic is really good. All embryo's are pretty creepy, not just this one.

:-) Laura Watson replies: "Thanks, glad you thought so. i guess they are-they are things that it's not normal for mammals to see, so it's natural we find them a bit weird."
13 Jan 2006:-) Valerie Holt Pendragon
Whoa...scratch what i said about the "one egg" thing... *feels stupid*
13 Jan 2006:-) Valerie Holt Pendragon
I really like this! THat's a cool idea, that they lay eggs. They're half fish, after all, so while they lay eggs, like fish, they only have one or two babies at a time, like people! Once again, really like!
1 Aug 2006:-) Katja Alakotila
I like the style. Reminds me of our national epic Kalevala, somehow... 2
1 Nov 200645 Chris <teine_sionnic@hot...com&
It's hard work being a mum in the ocean...
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'Egg begins to grow':
 • Created by: :-) Laura Watson
 • Copyright: ©Laura Watson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Eggs, Gouache, Mermaid
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Black Ink, Gouache
 • Submitted: 2005-09-06 14:20:22
 • Views: 679
 • Resolution: 443x624

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