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Maya as Mermaid by judecowell

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Pencil drawing of a magical melusine.

Pencil artist Jude Cowell draws at a drafting table in the trees near Athens, Georgia and blogs on Political Astrology at Stars Over Washington.

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  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 6 years ago

    She is absolutely GORGEOUS Jude ;) xoxoxoxox

  • judecowell
    judecowellalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks, TK! she’s named after my daughter who loves to swim.

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLalmost 6 years ago


  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Can you tell me what sort of crayon you were using please?

  • judecowell
    judecowellalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Mike, thanks for the compliment!

    Using Prismaclor oil and Rexel Derwent watercolour pencils, but still have a few Spectracolor (Faber-Castille) pencils about the place – they were discont’d a few years ago so they’re very precious. Broke my heart when they stopped making them.

  • judecowell
    judecowellalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks a bunch, WaleskL!! Makes me want to go swimming actually…

  • RoxyLust
    RoxyLustalmost 6 years ago

    woooooooooooooow xxx

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 6 years ago

    Maya the mermaid swam through the deep
    wanting to find her love
    The current was strong and her heart so low
    but her strength was flying above.
    So she swam and she swam till her strength was no more
    and she was just about to end it all
    When all of a sudden from behind a big rock
    Maya found her love named Saul.

    LD…Jan 10..2009

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work !

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightalmost 6 years ago

    This is a lovely pencil work of this mythical lady, Jude.
    Almost has a Hindu look about the art.

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