In 2019, Bored Panda created a post about Andy Ivanov and his illustrations depicting a mermaid that lives in a lake. Well, the artist behind those drawings created a part two to his previous heartwarming story that captured the internet’s love and attention: the dramatic, but sweet love story between a mermaid and a human.

The beautiful story continues after the exciting cliffhanger it left us with last time. Where will the love story of this unexpected couple bring us this time? We decided to include part one of the story, so you’ll know what happened last time if you missed it.

The author told Bored Panda about the first time he started creating these illustrations: “For the first time, I decided to participate in the annual challenge #mermay. I thought it would be interesting to tie pictures into a little story, instead of doing a different mermaid every day. I didn’t expect such a big resonance.”

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Part One

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“Hello!”

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“Oh no!”

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“Please, live… I’ll bring you a Petal of Life”

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“Do you see this beast?”

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“Got caught!”

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“Good job, boy! We got her!”

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“What have I done?… She will not survive in captivity… I must somehow help her…”

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“I’ll bring you home…”

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“- I’m so, so sorry… Please be free again. – Hey boy! Do not do what you want to do, or I’ll shoot you!”

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“Bang!”

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“Petal of Life… I kept it in my hand, from the beginning”

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“You will live, you will live…”

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Part Two

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“Wake up… The sun rose ”

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“I’m alive, but how is this possible? — Come with me, I will show you something…”

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“It’s him again! We can hide in a secret place that I wanted to show you…”

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“He won’t find us. We’re safe here”

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“Lily is my life. I gave you part of me, the petal, and you…”

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‪“Here you are! Gotcha!?‬”

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“What is it here? It’s my precious — If he picks the flower, I’ll die…”

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“DO NOT touch the…”

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“…Flower”

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“‪Oh no, no… It’s all because of me…”

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“I’m so so sorry… my love…”

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The artist shared with us how long it takes him to create this story: “One part of 12 frames took me a month and a half. Overall, it could take about a month, but after each illustration, I left a few days to tease the audience.”

Andy Ivanov told us that his style is inspired by Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks. The main message behind his art is: “Love and respect nature. Do not try to own it.”

The artist also shared with us that part 2 is the last in the series, but he will be sharing some illustrations about the life of this couple in the future, so if you’re interested – follow him on Instagram.

Tell us what you think about these illustrations in the comments! What do you think is going to happen next?