Kinda looks like "American Apparel Mermaid" actually

08 June 11

Inspired by discussion of mermaids as the next Young Adult lit trend on twitter today, thought I'd give drawing one a go. And then this image just popped in to my head and cracked me up.

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haha love this!

Stephanie replied almost 11 years ago.

haha very nice! Also, what cracked me up, was your “kinda looks like an American Apparel Mermaid,” considering you labeled your illustration the unusually modest mermaid. ;)

Mandi replied almost 11 years ago.

Haha, American Apparel Mermaid is spot-on! Love the leg definition.

Melanie Richards replied almost 11 years ago.

Definitely American Apparel Mermaid! I love your funnier illustrations :)

Lindsay replied almost 11 years ago.

I love this! In mermaids are going to be in trend, I’m sure they will wear AA and maybe have ipads, too :)

Vanessa replied almost 11 years ago.

so perfect for the mermaid trend! thank you pirates of the caribbean!!

Sasha replied almost 11 years ago.

This made me laugh so much.

Amy replied almost 11 years ago.

she’s a funky mermaid!!

Diana replied almost 11 years ago.

super Cute!

Miranda replied almost 11 years ago.

ahh, i chuckled over this!

Jessica replied almost 11 years ago.

I love it! You’re so clever!

Meanz replied almost 11 years ago.

How delightful – great idea!

Holly replied almost 11 years ago.

Awesomesauce! More hipster mermaids please!

LaWanica replied almost 11 years ago.

:D cute!

Nita replied almost 11 years ago.

we LOVE your very cool mermaid!!

Rumisu replied almost 11 years ago.

Ha, love this! Just received my Chronic Bitchface print thanks so much Kris- so beautifully packaged!

Harriet replied almost 11 years ago.

that is so hilarious! those are the best hoodies too! and i think a mermaid is hipster enough to wear american apparel.

Nikki replied almost 11 years ago.

This is so ORIGINAL! I have never seen such a concept before.

I couldn’t imagine vampires becoming so big, but I shall have to see this mermaid trend to believe it.

Joyce/JLTFK replied almost 11 years ago.

Love this! Absolutely love your work. Totally jealous of your talent!

Shinypigeon replied almost 11 years ago.

WELL it would be pretty chilly sitting around all day with the wind and waves crashing all around you. She looks very comfortable in her fleecy hoody! Beautiful work Kris!

lucy replied almost 11 years ago.

[…] brilliant “american apparel mermaid” made me […]

Miss Moss : These Things No.14 replied almost 11 years ago.

Would definitely buy this! Please make it a print!!

tiffelie replied almost 11 years ago.

modest yet stylish – very cute! You should send it to American Apparel – I’m sure they would love it! (you might even earn yourself a free zip up hoodie!)

Holly Rose replied almost 11 years ago.

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TOO FUNNY | D E S I G N L O V E F E S T replied almost 11 years ago.

Wow this is so great. American Apparel… hahaha

lauren replied almost 11 years ago.

I love this so much! It made me laugh out loud! Wonderful…

Vanessa, Take only Memories replied almost 11 years ago.

hilar. love.

Mandy replied almost 11 years ago.

[…] love this “unusally modest mermaid” illustration by Kris Atomic. I guess there’s been talk that perhaps that mermaids will push vampires out of their #1 […]

Modest Mermaid « Year of the Ratty replied almost 11 years ago.

[…] Via Krisatomic. […]

Modesty « replied almost 11 years ago.

Love her! Please make this a print.

marilyn replied almost 11 years ago.

I agree on the “please make a print” idea. My daughter has a mermaid room. When looking for “mermaid” art however, we always have a problem though as most is too revealing. I had to have the only piece in the room commissioned on Etsy by a really nice, understanding woman because she doesn’t like them so immodest. I showed this to her (she’s 10), and she was like… “Yeah, right on!” :) So email me if you ever make a print or want to sell that! Too cute!

Liz replied almost 11 years ago.

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Art: Traversing the Links | Raygun replied over 10 years ago.

I made this into a T shirt. :) I love you.

Eden the mermaid replied about 10 years ago.

I’m dying for you to make this into a book for young girls to let them know that it’s OK to be modest – even if it’s a little unusual.

Kit replied almost 9 years ago.

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