honorat: (Young Jack by Honorat)
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by Honorat
Rating: soft R
Disclaimer: Don't own POTC. Not making any money. No photo references used.

Summary: More Art! Here is my interpretation of the Mermaid in [livejournal.com profile] virgo_79's wonderful CotBP compatible story of the younger Jack Sparrow and his acquaintance with Bootstrap Bill, Beneath 1, Beneath 2, Beneath 3, Beneath 4, Beneath 5, Beneath 6, Beneath 7. This is a magnificent story and well worth reading.

Sequel to Catch of the Day, Salvage 1, Salvage 2, Salvage 3, Salvage 4, Salvage 5, Salvage 6.

Mermaid from “Beneath
Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.
8 1/2 x 11 inches, mechanical graphite pencil on printer paper.

Date: 2008-08-31 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hendercats.livejournal.com
*hides in back of cupboard* Arms raised and powerful hands ready to whip out and eviscerate the viewer, yet I'm overwhelmed by the muscular strength of her tail (tail? lower half? fishy part? where, exactly, does a mermaid's tail begin?). I love her hair, how sections of it have almost a seaweedy look in the tangles. Those wicked, spiny fins at her waist and elbows, the same razor points on her fluke, and those teeth, those claws! Oh yes, this is what tore out of the net and ripped through the crew as they ran screaming, slipping in the blood of those unfortunate enough to be closest to the catch. Virgo's words perfectly transcribed to another form. Phenomenal work!

Date: 2008-09-15 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
It's the pirate!kitty! *bounce, bounce* We've missed you over here in Pirate Land! I'm so glad you found that my rendition of the mermaid brought the story to mind for you. That's always the challenge of the illustrator. Now if I could just master the Art Deco border of your Jack/Pearl R rated picture I've been working on almost as long. *le sigh* I have so little time, now. But thank you so much for your lovely comment. It makes me very happy every time I read it.

Date: 2008-08-31 03:06 pm (UTC)
ext_15536: Fuschias by Geek Mama (Default)
From: [identity profile] geekmama.livejournal.com
She looks beautiful, and absolutely deadly, vicious in every particular. You've captured her perfectly. What a fitting tribute to a great story.

Date: 2008-09-15 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you, thank you! I'm so glad you felt this resembled [livejournal.com profile] virgo_79's textual mermaid. She was rather therapeutic to draw at this time in my life.

P.S. [livejournal.com profile] virgo_79 would like a mermaid icon (see below). I can crop the picture, but I'm useless adding text. I was wondering if you might have the time somewhere to do something for her?

Date: 2008-08-31 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captsparrow4evr.livejournal.com
This is simply breathtaking! It is absolutely what [livejournal.com profile] virgo_79 described and it's frightening. What a wonderful job!

Date: 2008-09-17 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you felt she resembled the story version of her. It was hard to capture the terror [livejournal.com profile] virgo_79's mermaid inspired, so it's good to hear you think this comes close.

Date: 2008-08-31 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hereswith.livejournal.com
Oh, you've really captured the creepy horror of that creature. I too love the hair, like [livejournal.com profile] hendercats said, the seaweedy look of it, and her tail, the mottled skin and the fins. Fantastic work, as usual!

Date: 2008-09-17 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. I'm delighted to know she resembles her literary antecedent. I do appreciated know which bits you liked best.

Date: 2008-08-31 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilmissbecky.livejournal.com
Whoa. I haven't read the story in question, so I didn't know what to expect. Not this, that's for sure. She frightens me, and creeps me out! I especially like how all her curves end up in sharp scary points, from teeth to fins to hair. Excellent work, as always.

Date: 2008-09-17 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
As a sadistic artist, I'm glad to know you find her so creepy. Mission accomplished. The story is really worth checking out. [livejournal.com profile] virgo_79 is one of the best out there. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

Date: 2008-09-01 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virgo-79.livejournal.com
AGGGHH!!! You finished it!!! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!

Oooh, the skin and the spines and the webbing between the fingers! And her hair! Her tangled, seaweedy hair!!! And her EARS! Oh my God, her ears are too cool! ( That's the one part of her body I didn't think about, and that looks so PERFECT.) And her musculature is beautiful. She looks fluid and serpentine and shark-like (her shading is SO great-white-looking). EEK, I love, I love her, I love her! She's getting printed out immediately! (Damn, I have to learn how do icons.)

Phenomonal work, love; and I am tickled to death with it -- and with the fact that you took time out of your crazy life to do this. Thank you for ever and ever times infinity! ***hugs Honorat 'til her eyes go buggy*** SQUEEEE!!!

Date: 2008-09-12 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
She likes it! She likes it! *does happy jar of dirt dance* You're so very welcome. I've had sketches of this sitting around for years, so when you finished the story, and I had all the details (I hope I remembered most of them), I had to finish your mermaid.

I wasn't sure whether to make her face more fishy or human, but it seemed that a mermaid really was supposed to be half woman. I'm glad the ears meet with your approval. And the muse of art is tickled chartreuse that you like the rest of her too. I hope she's scary enough to go with your truly spine-chilling story. Would you like a full-sized file of her? I could e-mail you one if you can handle the size. Perhaps [livejournal.com profile] geekmama could make you an icon. I'll have to ask. I can do pictures but not text.

As for taking the time, I think, the way my life has been going, it was therapeutic to draw something this dreadful. *eyes self in mirror* Since my eyes were already slightly buggy by nature, that looks interesting! *hugs Virgo back until she squeaks*

*bounce, bounce* She likes it!

Date: 2008-09-15 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virgo-79.livejournal.com
I would love to have a full-sized file of her! Oh, and I have to tell you, my sister adores this as much as I do; she got to see this on Saturday (the mermaid's my desktop now) and told me she wants a printout, and specifically said to tell you you've done a fantastic job. :)

Thank you again, Honorat.


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