Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Second Deluge

I like how this mermaid's hands and ears are amphibian in nature.

Virgil Finlay — preliminary painting — 1947

I have no idea why this preliminary didn't make it to final painting for publication, but below is the cover by Stevens that was published.

Lawrence Stevens — Fantastic Novels — July 1948

1 comment:

Annie said...

Yes, the webbing in her fingers and the sense of water clinging to her adds beautifully to the total effect.