The Little Mermaid 2018
Posted 1 year ago and submitted by Paul Loudon | Share link:

I heard that Hollywood are planning a live action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, so I was inspired to create my own image of how it should look.

Given that humans deposit tons of plastic into the ocean every year, it no longer seems fitting that the villain of the movie should be an octopus sea-witch named Ursula. Let’s face it, this no longer cuts it as a viable threat to the main character or her lobster buddy Sebastian, whom I have cynically done away with. Furthermore, Ariel strives to become human in the story and I wonder if she still feel this way given that we are the enemy.

On a side note, those bikini-shells are probably a bit small now that she’s older.

Paul Loudon
Manchester, United Kingdom
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My name is Paul Loudon, I am a Manchester-based (UK) freelance illustrator and comic artist. I have been freelancing since 2006 when me and my mighty pencils completed our first… Show more.

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Paul Loudon created approximately 90 artworks for me for a series of children’s reading books. The brief was to create a set of characters in a naturalistic style to complement a more graphic approach within the books. We were extremely happy with the work Paul carried out and how well he hit the marks of the brief. His approach was considered and sympathetic to the series style and age-appropriate. His work was well-timed and amends were carried out promptly. I would definitely work with Paul again.
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