Anna Shaw

Westgate on Sea, United Kingdom

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Here our wonderful crab meets the little mermaid and falls head over heels in love.

I will leave it to you, the viewer, to decide if he is having a mid life crisis, or if the little mermaid truly is the love of his life?

It is best viewed larger
24/02/2010 this image has had 612 viewings, 156 comments and 41 Favourites.
Top Ten winner in the Under The Sea Challenge

This was created totally in Photoshop and involved over 40 layers of blending, painting, colours and textures.Stock credits can be found below. The island was painted in PS, as were the roots going down onto the haed of the crab. The little Elelizard was morphed and added for fun.
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The music is Louis Armstrong singing ‘Give me Your Kisses’. Do listen, because it could be our crab actually singing this to the mermaid. It is sheer fun.


The fourth sign of the zodiac is Cancer and it is represented by the crab. Appropriately enough, Cancerians can seem easygoing, sympathetic, and patient one minute, then cranky and irritable the next. Because of this ability to make a sudden change, Cancer is the least predictable of all signs. They are ruled by the moon and have water as their element, so their mood swings can be compared to the turbulence of the shifting tides. If they feel they need to, they will retreat to their own emotional shell to keep others out. However, Cancerians can be very sympathetic to others and readily show their affection. Cancerians are also very emotional and sensitive, which may be why they are so empathetic towards others.

Cancerians need a lot of attention due to their unpredictable character, but if you give them the support they need, they will offer you their undying loyalty and love. Once you have won their trust, nothing anyone else can say will sway them against you.

Cancerians are very intuitive, almost to the point of being psychic. They are able to spot even the smallest change in another’s behaviour, so it is hard to deceive them. They are very insightful and most have a photographic memory. The combination of these two skills plus their excellent observation skills makes them very aware of the ulterior motives of others.
I am indebted to the following artists for their generous use of stock…

This is the tenth in my ‘Zodiac World’ series. The others are…

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