“Everyone complains about how badly Disney mangled The Snow Queen, but no one ever listens when I point out how they mangled The Little Mermaid. She has real pain and goes through so much to be human in the original it’s admirable and her seperation from her family is heartbreaking, especially when they come visit her at the seaside. You don’t get that depth to her character in the Disney version.”


Soundsational by Madison Shafer

INTO FOAM - colored pencil on toned paper, 8x10, 2016

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My contribution to the first Month of Love challenge ‘Heroes’

“She cast one more lingering, half-fainting glance at the prince, and then threw herself from the ship into the sea, and thought her body was dissolving into foam.”

The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen

© Max Martelli