'Little Mermaid'Bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen
This issue from 2005 celebrates the Bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen, depicting his immortal tale of ‘The Little Mermaid’. It tells the story of the youngest daughter of the Sea King. How she falls in love with a human prince, her journey to the sea witch to make her human and how she eventually forsakes her earthly life for the future happiness of her beloved prince and his princess bride.
I started by sketching out ideas for each stamp, using my long suffering wife as a model for figure positions. Then pushed through the pencil drawing before painting them with watercolour.