Attention! in July 2014, Elfwood.com will get a makeover! Read more about the change.

Elfwood is the worlds largest SciFi & Fantasy community.
  - 152857 members, 5 online now.
  - 10983 site visitors the last 24 hours.


Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley

"Manatee Mermaid" by Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley

SciFi/Fantasy Picture 22 out of 57 by Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley.      ←Previous - Next→
Tag As Favorite
SciFi and Fantasy Art Manatee Mermaid by Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley
Add Bookmark
Tag As FavoriteComment
Well some origins to mermaids point to the possibility that seamen mistook manatee for women in the water. Personally, I find it hard to believe they could make such a mistake. Musta been out to sea too long and forgotten what a woman looked like :) Anywho, I thought I'd play on that and make an actual manatee mermaid. I lived in Central Florida most of my life and I've always lived near the springs where these magnificent creatures (manatees) migrate to. I always loved to go watch them. On a side note, yes, I realize she's on the heavier side. Please don't bother leaving meaningless comments like 'A fat mermaid?' Have you ever seen a skinny manatee? ....well maybe a starved, dying one....

1 Jul 2008:-) Linia (cowlover) D.
I don’t think its fat! I dont like to think of mermaids like supermodels with fish tails; my mermaid are green, reptilian, and are cold blooded killers! Thanks for not making the usual mermaid!

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "Ooooh. I like those kind of mermaids too! 14"
17 Aug 200845 Ashli
i really l like this work except not trying to critisize but her boobs could be a bit lower no offense othwer wise i LOVE how you put manatees in your pictures i wish i could help save manatees to its mostly because they are slow why the get killed and i also like on your comment board you always write back!

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "You’re absolutely right Ashli. The breasts could use a bit of a redo. They are quite a bit high 2 Thanks 2 As for replying, I figure it’s only common courtesy to reply to the lovely folks who took time out of their day to leave a message in my gallery 2 I really appreciate all the comments I get here and I made a lot of great new friends here as well 2"
9 Oct 2008:-) Amy Ruth Schley
Her breasts may be a little high, but breast tissue is buoyant. So if she had large breasts, they would float to the top a bit. I love manatees too, especially good ol’ Snooty in Tampa. I actually have a story where the girl who becomes a mermaid spends most of her time herding manatees, and just can’t believe anyone would think manatees and mermaids are the same thing.

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "Thank you very much. Of course if any of that excuse works well with this piece, it’s purely coincidental as none of that was going through my mind when I drew her 14"
25 Feb 200945 Katy
I don’t get why people can mistake manatees as mermaids. 9

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "Out to sea for far too long? 14"
10 Mar 200945 Anon.
she is sooo cool i wish i could draw like that!!

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "Thank you! "
10 Mar 200945 Anon.
i love manatees do you??they are so cute. i am studying about them in school. anyways ttyl. bye!

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "Have fun studying about em! They are very cute!"
11 Mar 200945 Anon.
manatees are soo cute. i wish i lived near you where the manatees are13

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "Heh well there there are more than manatees where I lived 2 Hurricanes, alligators, Crocodiles, poisonous snakes and lots more goodness as well 2"
3 Apr 200945 Anon.
22i did my project, more kids liked it then grown ups,8 how can we help save them??13Missing:[/b]Missing:[/u]

:-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley replies: "By bashing people on the head until they get a clue? 2 But yeah, I hear ya. It drives me crazy to see signs of warnings up clearly along the river banks and people flying by in motor boats totally ignoring them 8 I get so sad when I see manatees with those huge scars along their backs."
23 Dec 200945 Anon.
Who thought the manatee looked like mmermaids?
17 Jun 2010:-) Portia S Subran
I really like this allusion, finally being brought to light through someone’s art. I’ve always that the sailors of the Caribbean and Around the Florida area would mistake the manatees. She looks like their equal, more than they are her owners, they seems like friends, all swimming together. i like this one a lot. And frankly, if she were thin, it would have removed from the manatee linked and be less real, fantasy-speaking 12
Page: [1] 2
Not signed in, Add an anonymous comment to this guestbook...    

Your Name:
Your Mail:
   Private message? (Info)

'Manatee Mermaid':
 • Created by: :-) Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley
 • Copyright: ©Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Manatee, Mermaid
 • Categories: Normal Animals (Cats, horses, fish, etc), Mermaids, Leviathans, Underwater Creatures
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Ballpoint Pen, Other Computer Paint Program
 • Submitted: 2007-11-02 14:51:03
 • Views: 4327
 • Resolution: 860x612

Bookmark and Share

More by 'Stephen "Werepenguin" Cauley':
The Trouble with Fairy Penguins
Werepenguin Head
Purple Tail
Penguin Elementals: Air (Kazento)
Hakwin: High Priest of the Auken

Related Tutorials:
  • 'Painting in Paint Shop Pro'
  • 'Getting started with colored pencil' by :-)Tiffanie L. Gray
  • 'Basic 3D Mixed Media' by :-)Ulises Rosas Garcia
  • 'Coloring with PSP, first method' by :-)V. E. Lehkonen
  • 'Prismacolor Pencils' by :-)Liz Chesterman
  • Art Education Finder...

    Elfwood™ is a site for Fantasy and Science Fiction art and stories. The site was founded by Thomas Abrahamsson and is maintained by helpful assistants and moderators, owned by the Elfwood AB corporation.