My final major project will be a book about fake sideshow freaks, some posters and a display showing of fake sideshow freak memorabilia.
This is an early sketch of the display. So it might end up looking completely different when its done.
One of the things in the display will be a “real” Feejee mermaid doll. I have done the planning for it and am now waiting for it to be made by my friend Mirja Eriksen who works with making special effects. You should take a look at her webpage www.goblinsandbodyparts.com to see some of the stuff she has already made and is currently working on.
This is how I want it to look.
I am really exited about this project, and I am really looking forward to seeing the feejee mermaid when it is starting to take shape!
My final major project is about fake sideshow freaks, and how they usually never looked anything like the posters that was made of them. Don’t know why, but I have always found that sort of stuff interesting :p One of the freaks I have used is the Feejee mermaid. On the posters it would be shown as a beautiful mermaid, but in real life, it was usually just half a fish and half a monkey stuck together.
This was my first try at the feejee mermaid poster. I am happy with the feejee mermaid’s pose and the composition of the drawing, but I think I will use a different style of drawing for the final version.