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Siren's Kiss by JGroeling Siren's Kiss by JGroeling
"Siren's Kiss", 2010.
8.5" x 18" Acrylic on watercolor paper.

Genetic modification can create a number of different and sometimes beneficial new living creatures. However there is more often the opportunity for something unexpected to occur in the process.

For this particular creature I combined a woman with jellyfish and a giant squid. The reasoning for this is because seeing as the Earth is covered about 70% by water, and overpopulation is an issue in many parts of the world, I think the ocean is the next step in colonization. This creature, 'Siren', would either be useful as a defender underwater, or possibly even used as labor. Even with the frail body of the jellyfish, the tendrils with the squid club arms would be strong enough for it to attach itself to surfaces and work with the human arms. However, regardless of it's intended purpose, what it has become is a predator under the sea. A creature capable of human thought mixed with the cunning, and quickness of the squid and the deadly beauty, grace and venom of a jellyfish.

Abandon hope all ye who enter the seas.

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KnightsMourning Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I love the origional take on the siren. Though, my greatest concern would be how she eats and procreates... seeing as how either way there may be a horrific mouth laying beneath that natural skirt of hers. Lol, yes, I had to go there.
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Jillness Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Well done! Original take on a mermaid. <3
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JGroeling Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thank you, at some point I may do another variant of this kind of idea. started sketching a few, will see how those turn out.
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Riddle0xMaiden Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Pucker up ; )
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JGroeling Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
mwuahs will be had
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BloodiedGypsy Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
way cool...i love when I see an actual painting on here, not just digitals.
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JGroeling Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Then feel free to enjoy the rest of my gallery, I'm pretty much 100% traditional.
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Sepla Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wow! Great color!
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JGroeling Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Thank you, glad you enjoy. Was originally going to keep it more simplified to accent the darkness of the water around, but decided to build it up in layers.
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Sepla Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! I think building the layers give it depth! :nod:
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