Vintage Schmucker Seahorse Graphics

A layered ocean-themed image in the PSD format and PNG files

Vintage Schmucker Seahorse Graphics from his Mermaid series.

Gorgeous antique ephemera graphics with an ocean theme.

Vintage Schmucker Seahorse Graphics from his Mermaid series.

A layered file with gorgeous vintage seahorses in four colors.

Vintage Schmucker Seahorse Graphics. Among my favorite antique images are those from Samuel L. Schmucker’s The Mermaid’s Lovers series, which depicted women’s heads underwater and with various sea life. In watercolor and ink, this romantic series, which suggests a oneness with nature, was strongly influenced by Pre-Raphalite and Japanese artwork and possessed a unique fantasy quality.

Schmucker’s attention to detail was amazing, which is why he is known for his realistic nature illustrations and beautiful women who usually have flowing hair and some connection to nature.

Now you can add a touch of Schmucker’s genius to your artwork. This image from theĀ Lover’s Mermaid Series, which he dubbed, “Sea Horse,” is from a rare (and costly) postcard, which I scanned in. The seahorse is depicted as an extension to the lovely woman’s body, and the image gives a sense of the mystery and majesty of womanhood.

I retouched the image and cut out the splendid seahorse. I recolored the seahorse to give you a total of four lovely shades, which complement the original color scheme. They are on a layered PSD file. I absolutely adore these seahorses. They will be a fabulous addition to so many design projects, including scrapbooks, invitations, embroidery, printed cards, and more.

This kit also includes several seamless tiles, including the seahorse tile on this page. A version with a transparent background is included so that you can flood fill areas to create papers. Or you can use the tiles as Photoshop textures–whatever project you have in mind. And finally, an artistic colorized version of the original image is included.

The size of these images varies, but the large version is approximately 2400 X 3600 pixels. All are 300 DPI, making them great for print projects.

Members can use the tubes for numerous personal and most commercial projects. Please read my terms.

This package is three zip files, which are approximately 30-60 MB.

Download Vintage Seahorse Graphics Part 1

Download Vintage Seahorse Graphics Part 2–paper and tiles

Download Vintage Seahorse Graphics Part 3–Large Version



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