Mikey Espinosa – Mermaids Lure

I recently watched a Polish movie called THE LURE. It is a musical/horror/darkthriller movie which I feel will be a cult classic in the future. After watching it, I was fascinated with the idea of seduction and how mermaids use their voices to hypnotise their listeners. IMG_3938IMG_3952IMG_3966IMG_4161IMG_4162IMG_4177I also wanted to tell a story of unrequited love. Do you see it?



My redesign of Ariel from my first ever film that I watched, Disney’s The Little MermaidMikey Espinosa - Disney redesign sq - Ariel sq close upI wanted her to wear loose and draped clothing because I imagine it would look like a floating spectacle underwater as she floats and swims, almost like a jelly fish. Her clothing is held together by her shells. Ariel - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 bnwStaying true to the colours of Ariel, I decided to use the pink she wears when she has dinner with Prince Eric as the main colour of the fabric. She wears flowers and coral in her hair.  Ariel - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016


During Halloween week, I was inspired by all the creative designs i’ve seen so I decided to design a few monsters for you!

The mermaid from the deep sea whose curiosity for humans and the world up above crosses the line of obsessive. From afar her voice resonates with the souls of whoever hear it, knowing this she lures people towards her so that she can study them, inside and out.

Mikey Espinosa - Halloween 2015 - Art redesign - Mermaid coloured SQ close up Mikey Espinosa - Halloween 2015 - Art redesign - Mermaid Ghoul coloured