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Fairy Tale Feature # 1.1

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 9:15 AM


"If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future."
ABBA - I have a dream



(Part One) 


The Little Mermaid by artybel

Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep [and] in the deepest spot of all, stands the castle of the Sea King. 


The Little Mermaid by padoing
YS the lost underwater city by laura-csajagi
The Castle by Sputnik2
Underwater Castle by Salaidard
Underwater practice 2 by Kiarya mermaid by Satieleri
Underwater princess by BBstar7
Mistress of the rivers by Lady-DreamArt the little mermaid by jurithedreamer
The Mer King by Chenzan Underwater by Azot2014 Mermaid Ariel from Disney by Maryneim
underwater by Magdusia Deep under the sea... by KonsiWagner Kleine Meerjungfrau Part 1 by Dasycneme Adella and Andrina by MonicaMarinho


 Outside the castle there was a beautiful garden, in which grew bright red and dark blue flowers, and blossoms like flames of fire; the fruit glittered like gold, and the leaves and stems waved to and fro continually.


The Happy Apo Reef by wolfepaw

Concept: Garden by Kohane-hime Underwater Garden by kduncan Corals by sixstringphonic
Queen Siren by Varges ..a childlike heart.. by Matthew-Icarus mermaid by ninejear Mermaid - Bubble attack by Smurfbreeder
Sweet Dreams by BBstar7 One Like You II by MBoulad Mermaid and the sunshine by NeliaViola

Too many pets by MBoulad 

Mermaid and her alter ego fish by MartaNael

Ariel by PixieCold Somewhere underwater... by s-scattered Ariel by Fulvio84
The little Mermaid by iljashap Under the sea by zanahoriaman Underwater by LadyVengeanc3
Gift: Ariel by Zolaida

There's something in the water... by Tiphs


 Each of the young princesses had a little plot of ground in the garden, where she might dig and plant as she pleased. [...] that of the youngest was round like the sun, and contained flowers as red as his rays at sunset.


Her Underwater Garden by Tiger-tyger Seadreaming by kelleybean86 The Little Mermaid - Hideaway by GoddessVirage Her Garden by puimun
Ariel sketch by BlueLarch Mermaid by sharandula K: Wingslee - Underwater View by Raayzel
The Little Mermaid by kiki-doodle Chillaxing Mermen by liselotte-eriksson


A gift by 0x4fffwhite


Ocean of tranquillity by NeliaViola Mermaid Joy by iMandarr Aren't we cute? by NeliaViola MERMAID by Jyugo
In depth Conversations v2 by JenaDellaGrottaglia The Little Mermaid by Terrauh Andersen Dowa - Ningyo Hime by Deidaraisstupid Mermaid's reef by Oviot


 Nothing gave her so much pleasure as to hear about the world above the sea.


Mermaid of Deep Water by Candra Mermaid by IgnisFatuusII
Meet the Mermaid. by littlecrow Forbidden Desire by autumnsmuse Lost Books by autumnsmuse


Mermaid's Secret Grotto by ChristopherPollari


The Grey by HippieLlama 82. Mermaid Pink by Erozja Mermaid by firecrow78
Under the Sea by DesignbyKatt Kinship by DesignbyKatt


"When you have reached your fifteenth year,” said the grand-mother, “you will have permission to rise up out of the sea, to sit on the rocks in the moonlight, while the great ships are sailing by...”


The Siren's Call by KathrynWhiteford Lil' mermaid 2 by anotherwanderer Safe harbor by psoper49
Ariel by MagicnaAnavi Little Mermaid by asiapasek
Moonlight Mermaid by moni158 Mermaid at the surface by the0phrastus Mermaid of the Coral Sea by BrookeGillette Mermaid by Fukairi


Mermaid Ariel by AlenaLazareva


Moonrise by liselotte-eriksson Deep Silent Complete by AntarktisAvrorA Mermaid by El-Chupacabras
Mischief by isisandwolf A Strange Sight by Metal-Lark Mermaid by pixelchik1999
Aquell 1 by neko-tin the mermaid 4 by AmyFantasea The little Mermaid by AnitaAnti 


The Little Mermaid by JohnathanSung Pirate Chalk Cove by smmiller09
Mermaid by Anarki3000 


None of them longed so much for her turn to come as the youngest, she who had the longest time to wait, and who was so quiet and thoughtful.


 Mermaid Ascension by www-PaulPederson-com Whats the Word? by JessKristen The Little Mermaid by littlecrow
Treasure Hunt by Emily-Fay The little Mermaid by homicidalteapot The Little Mermaid - Curiosity by GoddessVirage
+ The Little Mermaid + by o-LilSweets-o Little mermaid by MeryChess part of your world by fukamatsu mermaid by purin-p


[...] and before the approach of a storm, and when they expected a ship would be lost, they swam before the vessel, and sang sweetly of the delights to be found in the depths of the sea


Sirens on the Rocks by ReddEra mermaid, fantazy by MonadaM
Mermaids atoll - The lost ship by DaniNaimare
Mermaids by Fantasy-fairy-angel Children of depths by Alfa-Renard Sea Witch by eliz7


At last she reached her fifteenth year. [...] so she said, “Farewell,” and rose as lightly as a bubble to the surface of the water.


Kleine Meerjungfrau by Dasycneme
Fathoms below by SlamBoy Little Mermaid Concept by seagulltony
World of Dreams by Magical-Dust Mermaid by Mangano1 Little Mermaid by Twistedcrystal The Little Mermaid by JoJo-Seames
ACEO 3 - The Little Mermaid 02 by sikard Ariel by ryodita The Little Mermaid by yua-san
mermaid girl by cactusrain Mermaid by Uncrnp Ariel and a fireworks by MeryChess

It was very late; yet the little mermaid could not take her eyes from the ship, or from the beautiful prince. [...] but the sea became restless, and a moaning, grumbling sound could be heard beneath the waves [...] and then she remembered that human beings could not live in the water, so that when he got down to her father’s palace he would be quite dead. But he must not die.


Ariel by akreon the storm by meaty The Little Mermaid by noctillucca
the little mermaid by jacykazul Ship by Hymnodi The Little Mermaid (1) by Felicis
The little mermaid by FreyjaSig Enticement by Erina The Prince Rescue by DaughterGothel


Mermaid by Wy-Vinz


Little Mermaid by rebelakemi the little mermaid by kakao-bean safe and sound by kakao-bean Love Rescue Me by jackieocean
Little Mermaid by EmeraldCurse2 Mermaid 02 by moonywolf Saving the Prince by Photia
one with stomy night by jurithedreamer The Little Mermaid: Drowned Prince by ArcMagnus


 [...] so she swam with the handsome prince to the beach, which was covered with fine, white sand, and there she laid him in the warm sunshine, taking care to raise his head higher than his body.


The Little Mermaid - Rescue by GoddessVirage
ACEO 2 - The Little Mermaid 03 by sikard Hey..wake up by djaledit
Ariel and Eric by Vaishravana ERIC AND ARIEL II by FERNL The Little Mermaid by sjwolfson

Many an evening and morning did she rise to the place where she had left the prince. She saw the fruits in the garden ripen till they were gathered, the snow on the tops of the mountains melt away; but she never saw the prince, and therefore she returned home, always more sorrowful than before. It was her only comfort to sit in her own little garden, and fling her arm round the beautiful marble statue which was like the prince.


Deep Blue by Street-Angel Under the Sea by taratjah Under the sea by JulietEssence
Mermaid's sorrow by NayutaU The Little Mermaid by designerfailure56 The Little Mermaid by YaneYing
The Little Mermaid redux by Photia the Little Mermaid by Photia ACEO The Little Mermaid by Achen089


Mermaid by Sanchiko


Mermaid by Davved Part of your world by EwaGeruzel Disney- the little mermaid by neysha-sheyla
Mermaid by Markus606 The Mermaid and her Prince by Lamorien The Little Mermaid 2. by SteakandUnicorns The Little Mermaid by meimicat
Mermaid by supahnova The Mermaid v 2.0 by JessiBeans


Little Mermaid icon by Yaraffinity



FAIRY TALE FEATURE will be a new feature series published irregularly every few months, covering one fairy tale at a time.
If you know of any fairytale related artwork, leave a comment or send a note. Each deviant, whose suggested deviation end up in the next feature, will be featured themselves in a separate journal.
The next theme will be Little Red Riding Hood, but other suggestions are welcome too!

Welcome to a new feature series: Fairy Tale Features!

#1: The Little Mermaid  (Part 1, Part 2)
Based losely on the original story by H.C. Andersen as well as on Disney's Ariel. Text passages are taken from here, where you can read the whole story.

Next Fairy Tale Feature: Little Red Riding Hood
Send me your suggestions of fitting deviations via note or comment below. Everyone who suggests has the chance of getting featured themselves in a separate journal!
Suggestions for other fairy tales are also welcome.
Watch it here: Fairy Tale Feature #2

#3: Fairy Tale Feature #3 - Snow White

Hi everyone, :wave:
puh, this took by far more time than anticipated, and for a while I just didn't want to see it anymore. But in the end I'm glad I finished it and am looking forward to a sequel. I hope you enjoy this feature as much as I do! If so, please spread the word through comments, faving or sharing it however you like.:heart:
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BBstar7 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am really grateful and honored!!! Thank you very much !!! :iconalesiandra:
serel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome.
Wy-Vinz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Great IDEA!!! my pleasure for feature in this!!! Thank you so much!!!
serel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome.
A second edition (Little Red Riding Hood) is currently in the making, if you're interested.
jacykazul Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Oh wow, this is a great idea!!! I love this. Thank you for featuring me in both paths! <3333333
serel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome.
jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
super delayed, but thank you so much for features! 
serel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries, you're welcome. If you like the feature, a second Edition (Little Red Riding Hood) is currently in making. ^^
BlueLarch Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
For how long I haven't been on DA)))thanks for mentioning my doodle! :hug:
serel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure.
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