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Chicken of the Sea Mermaid by kevinbolk Chicken of the Sea Mermaid by kevinbolk
Up next in my expansion set of "Lovely Lady Mascot" art cards, we have the Chicken of the Sea Mermaid who appears of every can of Chicken of the Sea tuna.

This is how she looked from her debut in the 50s until 2003. I gotta be real with you guys, I HATE the way she's drawn on the can now. Terribly dull and unappealing to me. Hope they change her back and soon.

Next (and last): the Clabber Girl

The Chicken of the Sea Mermaid is a registered trademark of Chicken of the Sea.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
You've been featured: gryffgirl.deviantart.com/journ…
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FilXVII Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The new version is soooo banal and common-looking...what did they do to her? ç_ç
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:iconwhoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:
Ugh,the modern version is so disney ish.
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vesper-stardust Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Funny story: when I was a little girl, I loved her design so much, I had my mom make an outfit like hers for one of my dolls! As you can imagine, the little girl in me was so sad when they changed her design. I love your drawing of her, it brought back those memories!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Wow, she did have more style back then. She sort of appeared to have chicken feathers on her in the early version - that's what made her cool. The one now is kind of plain.

Nice version here.
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Nightmare-forever Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this one is defintely my favorite so far! Such lovely colors! Haha, too perfect for me, I LOVE mermaids AND tuna! I had a tuna melt for lunch today. XD
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RebanadaDePan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
No love for aunt jemima?
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shiningwren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember eating thos as a kid :) one of my favorite things, besides halloween...
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elfvale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She is very very cute
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Retrogamersblog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ooo Classy.
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Dolluan25 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I'm surpised. No random facts about this one :evileye:.
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GraphiteHeart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
what a cutie!
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CrazyRandomZynGirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her first image!
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Tell-Me-Lies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
My favourite!

As a kid, I thought the Chicken of the Sea Mermaid was beautiful and I only wanted to eat the tunafish with her picture on it.

Her new design is so bad it makes even my nostalgia retroactively less awesome.
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems a bit fishy to me
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BoomerBOmb Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I don't eat tuna, so I never saw this one...
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DarkestElemental616 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think we had some cans of that only a few days ago. :P With blue cheese dressing instead of mayo, mm-mm.
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Meddler-Of-The-Ages Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
After seeing this I wanted to eat tuna but then realized all I had was Charlie the Tuna so I said never mind.
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hifv Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
You're right, she was awesomer before.
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bonemarch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Mi'lady I find your subject to be most delicious. Nom-nom-nom.
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ElaineRose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Writer
Hmm... this is the only CHicken of the Sea girl I know of--I certainly hope I never notice the redesign!
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vespa-woman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had no idea they changed her look. guess i havent been paying attention...

but i love these pics! they make me smile.
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spicemaster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
gorgeous
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Chibi-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I actually didn't know what this was until you said you were doing her. I looked up the logo and what do you know, a day later I see it in the store and I go 'Oh hey! It's the Chicken Mermaid from kevinbolk!' XD
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saxitlurg Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Artist
I love this chick. She was the first mermaid I ever saw who wasn't Ariel.
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Ask any mermaid you happen to see, what's the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea.

I loved this version of the mermaid as a child--she's so cute.

Also--we had COTS tuna for dinner tonight. :giggle:
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. I lol'd at the 2003 version XD I mean it looks so awful!! Like a sh*tty Disney regect XD
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MoonDarter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
They really should use this version. Paying you handsomely for the privilege, of course.
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Curt-teh-Murt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
"Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it's tuna, but it… it says Chicken of the Sea"
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TabrisLee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Artist
Have you thought about doing the Land 'O Lakes girl?
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I sure did. Check out the rest of my gallery. ^_^
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TabrisLee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artist
OH DUH of course you did... I saw it a little while ago. ;P Sorry 'bout that. :heart:
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Curt-teh-Murt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
He already did
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love that hair :nod: :giggle:

Wonderful! :aww:
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tsulala Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
What~ You won't do Tuna of the Land canned chicken?!
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I just thought their drunken hobo mascot was highly inappropriate.
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poeticjustice15 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked the 50's version. :meow:
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fourstringsorcerer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Loved this series :D I'm in Brazil so I don't know most of those brands, but it was a culture lesson because you pointed us to the originals :D

Hmm I guess the Milkmaid Brand isn't very popular in the US?
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Never heard of it, I'm afraid.
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fourstringsorcerer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
It's ok. Milkmaid is a Nestle brand.. I know it's present in the U.S. but I wondered how popular it is. I researched a little and it seems to be mostly known among hispanics (La Lechera)..

If I still had any drawing talent I'd plagia... uhh pay you the due homage and make a Brazilian version of this series. We have some interesting brands with girl mascots, like Milkmaid and the Carbonell girl.
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te-kun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Here! [link]

Are you sure that you never saw it?
"NESTLÉ MILKMAID is a globally recognised and popular brand of Nestlé."
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Nestle, yes. Milkmaid, no. O_O
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te-kun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I was researching a little more and found that the mascot of the mini version of "La Lechera", "La Lecherita" is here on Deviantart! Give a look! She is pretty cute! [link]
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te-kun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Oh, in US it is LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk
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Here in Brazil it is "Leite Moça" something like "Milk Maid" translated.
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Freezer88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I have to agree
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student General Artist
FFFFF why did I accidentally post this without finishing? Dx
I meant about the way she's drawn now. Her design used to be so original and different, and now she's just.. another mermaid. :[
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FictionArtwing Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Aw, she's pretty! I love the hair..
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Shquiggles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Fishy, very fishy indeed.
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
friggin gorgeous....bet she tastes like chicken....chicken of the sea that is!!!
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