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Bone Mermaid

Bone Mermaid

Human always pursue beautiful things. They are willing to pay big price for this reason. I create the character who is a skeleton mermaid. She was a human girl and fell in love with a fascinating male mermaid. So she put on a fake tail to pretend to be a mermaid. When she followed him into the deep sea, she was attacked by other fish. They bit her nose, poke her eyes. In the end, she became a skeleton mermaid.
The story reflects the desire of pursuing beauty. I combine the bone body and the tail of mermaid together. The work is conflicting and contrast by putting the beauty and terror in one character.

Bone mermaid