The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

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With this haunting adaptation, Ashly Lovett brings the darkest depths of the sea to life through her eerie prose and ethereal paintings, giving us a glimpse into the very soul of the Little Mermaid.

Ashly's haunting portraits feel like a pang of remembrance, the shudder which comes from recalling a forgotten memory at long last.
--Cory Godbey

The little mermaid has always yearned for the strange and exciting life of the humans. For humans have ever lasting souls and mermaids merely return to the ocean as sea foam upon their death.

After saving a human man during a sea storm, she soon desires his love and an eternal soul. Naive and desperate, the little mermaid turns to the banished sea witch among the world pools. The exchange to be human was high. Scared, but determined, she begins her journey to find love and a soul.

This timeless classic is revisited by the deft charcoal work of Ashly Lovett. Lovett's undersea world is unique and haunting, lit with bioluminescent colour-charcoals it sparks imagination with the amount of worldbuilding poured into the illustrations. True to Andersen's original text, this retelling depicts the little mermaid as wilful and wistful, making her choice to pay for a chance at love with her voice at once understandable and heartbreaking.

Author: Ashly Lovett
Publisher: Eye of Newt Books
Published: 05/18/2021
Pages: 45
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781777081744
Age Range: 10-UP

About the Author

Ashly Lovett is known for her ethereal and hauntingly beautiful chalk pastel work. Ashly has been drawing since she was a child. She began her career as an illustrator in 2015 and has since worked with clients and galleries across the world. Inspired by folklore and mythology, she hopes to bewitch her viewers with a deep sense of wonder and dark nostalgia.
She has done licensed work for Jim Henson Company, Adult Swim, Netflix, Sega, and more. She received her BA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design and has been published in Spectrum Fantasy Art Annual 22-27, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, etc.
She and her husband live in Louisiana with their cat Skeletor.