Posts tagged ‘Seaside’

August 20, 2011

New Eyes In Creation

I wanted to create a set of eyes for my mermaid avatar.  I studied various eyes of fish and underwater creatures.  At first it was none to interesting, until I figured out that pictures do not actually pick up the colors very well.  My trip to the Mystic Aquarium this summer was part of an exploration in a study on fish eyes.  Some are very pretty.  Unlike anything I have seen before.

It is hard to imagine what a mermaids eyes would be like.  I do not agree with the standard viewpoint of what a mermaid would look like to start with.  Anything living under the water has to have skin that can survive under the water for long periods of time.  Human skin will actually fall apart after a while.  It was not designed to be immersed in water for extremely long periods of time.  The idea that a mermaid would have the same type of breasts or breasts at all just doesn’t sit with me very well.  But hey, that is the fantasy in this creature as well.  LOL!

At any rate, I wanted to create eyes that reflect the depth of the ocean and seas, the darkness that exists in the deep and the exciting colors that appear. I have made these eyes as my sample eyes and have been tweaking them.  Now its time to create variations with color. What do you think?


Sweet Dreams.....

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